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Details for Benchmark: BM0988

N 30° 05.868 W 096° 04.636 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In WALLER county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HEMPSTEAD WALLER CO CTHSE TWR
Marker Type:
cupola
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Current courthouse in Hempstead was built in 1955, and does not have couplas or towers. More history on the courthouses of Waller County at the users web site link. the top picture on that page is the building referenced by this benchmark.

(Proof for destruction: http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasCourthouses/WallerCounty/WallerCountyCourthouseHempsteadOldNew.htm )

[last edit: 8/30/2003 11:11:13 AM PST]

[This entry was edited by RACooper on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 6:16:48 AM.]

[This entry was edited by RACooper on Monday, November 08, 2004 at 10:11:33 PM.]

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 CUPOLA ON TOP OF THE WALLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE COURTHOUSE IS A BUFF-COLORED BRICK BUILDING TRIMMED WITH RED BRICK. THE BUILDING IS SQUARE AND HAS AN OCTAGONAL TOWER AT EACH CORNER. EACH TOWER HAS A PYRAMIDAL ROOF WITH FINIAL AT TIP. AT THE CENTER OF THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING IS A SQUARE CUPOLA WITH THREE WINDOWS ON EACH SIDE. THE TOP OF THE CUPOLA IS A SQUARE RIBBED DOME WITH A FLAT TOP. THERE IS A DORMER WITH A CLOCK ON EACH SIDE OF THE DOME. THE TOPS OF THE DORMERS ARE CIRCULAR. THE BUILDING IS ABOUT 85 FEET HIGH AND IS QUITE PROMINENT. U.S.G.S.B.M. AND TRAVERSE STATION NO. 5 IS ON TOP OF THE STONE ON THE E SIDE OF THE STEPS AT THE S ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING. THE BUILDING IS ABOUT 100 FEET N OF HIGHWAY TEXAS 6 (MAIN STREET OF TOWN) AND ABOUT 300 FEET E OF THE STREET ON WHICH TEXAS 6 TURNS N.

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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