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Details for Benchmark: CR1287

N 32° 17.685 W 095° 15.604 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SMITH county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CORP WATER TK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found with Grampa Bob 14 while doing our Texas County run challenge.

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Found while in Tyler for the Texas Challenge.

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photoGE Tank

Discovered while trying to be first to find on a new cache nearby... at least we got a benchmark.

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found this one while in town for the Texas Challenge.

Working in Tyler for a few weeks, had some time to search benchmarks. Still looks great.

Spotted this one while on a geocaching trip to the area.

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Recovered in good condition. Painted white with stylized T and a rose.

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Working my way towards Frisco and decided to make a benchmark trip instead of a caching run. Found this one easy enough. Safest spot to stop was at Wally-World - seems it's gotten a new paint job.

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photoTyler Rose - Corp Water Tank

Found.

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photoView from afar.
View looking north from the north parking lot at Trane (formerly GE).
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View from the west side of Hwy 110.

Came thru caching and see it one day but didnt go find it until today still there

Yep, it's there!

Still there, in good condition.

Found as described, in good condition (except that it's white instead of silver, and the GE plant is now owned by Trane) :)

KilTexRoy was here! I drove past so I caught a shot.

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photoTyler Water Tower

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1958 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (RLE) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF TYLER AND ABOUT 0.4 MILE NORTH OF THE GENERAL ELECTRIC CORP. PLANT. IT IS ABOUT 150 FEET EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 110. THE TANK IS SUPPORTED BY AN EIGHT LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE, SILVER IN COLOR, AND HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 157 FEET. THE TOP AND CENTER WAS THE POINT INTERSECTED. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE PLANT AND STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 110, GO NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 110 FOR 0.4 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT AS DESCRIBED.

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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