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Details for Benchmark: CP2768

N 32° 21.480 W 090° 51.276 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In WARREN county, MS View Original Datasheet
Designation:
VICKSBURG RAD STA WVIM MAST
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Tower was taken down several years ago when the transmitter site was moved. The old site is now completely overgrown. Maybe this winter when the weeds die and the snakes go into hiding I'll go in and see if the tower base is still there.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (OSR) THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE MAST. IT IS A TUBULAR STEEL MAST, PAINTED ALTERNATELY ORANGE AND WHITE WITH AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 170 FEET. THERE IS A FLASHING RED LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE MAST. IT IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF TOWN 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF THOMPSON STREET AND OPENWOOD STREET.
01/01/1967 by MSHD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MISSISSIPPI STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 1967 THE STATION SITE WAS VISITED AND THE STATION WAS FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE STATION IS LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF SECTION 19, T 16N, R 4E APPROXIMATELY 0.35 MILE WEST OF THE VICKSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY AND 0.1 MILE SOUTH OF OPENWOOD STREET (JACKSON AVENUE). TO REACH FROM THE VICKSBURG NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS, GO (NORTHEAST) ON CONFEDERATE AVENUE FOR 0.95 MILE TO A FIVE POINT INTERSECTION. TURN LEFT (NORTHWEST) AND CONTINUE ON OPENWOOD STREET (JACKSON AVENUE) FOR 0.6 MILE TO THOMPSON STREET ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT (SOUTH AND CONTINUE ON THOMPSON STREET FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE MAST ON THE RIGHT. THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE MAST. IT IS A TUBULAR STEEL MAST, PAINTED ALTERNATELY ORANGE AND WHITE WITH AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 170 FEET AND HAS A FLASHING RED LIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE MAST.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1994.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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