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Details for Benchmark: BM0878

N 30° 21.116 W 097° 22.298 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In BASTROP county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ELGIN MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE ELGIN MUNICIPAL WATER TANK. IT IS A TALL, STEEL TANK, WITH ROUND BOTTOM AND CONICAL TOP AND HAS A BALL AT THE CENTER OF THE TOP. IT IS SUPPORTED BY FOUR LEGS. THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE IS PAINTED SILVER. THE TANK IS LETTERED ELGIN ON THE N AND W SIDES NEAR THE BASE OF THE BOWL. THERE IS A PLATFORM WITH STEEL RAILING AT THE BASE OF THE BOWL. THE TANK WHICH IS ABOUT 125 FEET HIGH AND VERY PROMINENT IS ABOUT 1/4 MILE N OF THE MAIN PART OF TOWN, ABOUT 0.2 MILE S OF THE JUNCTION OF TEXAS HIGHWAYS 20 AND 95, ABOUT 200 FEET E OF TEXAS HIGHWAY 20, ABOUT 75 FEET W OF A RAILROAD, AND ABOUT 75 FEET SE OF A STREET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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