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Details for Benchmark: AX1286

N 29° 41.217 W 097° 06.917 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 457.7

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In FAYETTE county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
465
Marker Type:
pipe cap
Setting:
set into the top of a metal pipe driven into the ground
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Now that is an armored pipe cap if I ever saw one!

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photoAX1286 465 Flatonia TX
photoLoc of AX1286 465 Flatonia TX
photoLoc of AX1286 465 Flatonia TX

Recovered as described in good condition.

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photoAX1286
photoAX1286 setting

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1943 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 IN FLATONIA. BENCH MARK IS ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WACO-YOAKUM BRANCH AND THE MAIN LINE, IT IS 39.6 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF THE INTERSECTION, 21.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER-LINE OF THE MAIN TRACK, 15.6 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER-LINE OF THE WACO-YOAKUM TRACK, 1.5 FOOT NORTHEAST OF 8 FOOT A 4X4 INCH WOODEN MARKER POST. A (USGS.) BRASS CAP ON TOP OF A 3 1/2 INCH IRON PIPE 0.8 FOOT BELOW THE TOP OF THE GROUND.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (DLP) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
06/07/1997 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1997 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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