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Details for Benchmark: CS1738

N 32° 44.767 W 097° 19.683 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 627.46

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

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
X 268
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Discovered while waymarking.

Recovered mark as described, in good condition.

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photoCS1738 (X 268 disc in step)
photoCS1738 (X 268 disc in step) WIDE VIEW

Recovered in good condition. Benchmark is easily accessible.

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photoX 268 disk
photoX 268 monument beside stairs
photoX 268 area

Saw this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoCS1738

Discovered this while geocaching in the area. Still here in good shape.

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photoX268 Closeup
photoX268 Area View

Discovered this benchmark while caching nearby..Coords are wrong.

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photoX268 Fort Worth Post office
photox268 Fort Worth Post Office
photoX268
Top Right of stairs

Saw this one while downtown for a geocaching event.

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photoX 268 (CS1738)
Benchmark in Fort Worth, Texas
photoArea view X 268 (CS1738)
Benchmark in Fort Worth, Texas

We came over for the rv show and ended up doing a little caching too.

Stopped by on our way out of town and found two here.
Thanks

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photoCS1738 X268

It was so neat that there were 2 benchmarks so close together! The building was so beautiful!

Rumor had it that the City of Fort Worth was interested in putting City Hall in the old post office at one point. I don't know how that panned out, but this is still a beautiful building, and a pretty good post office. It's simply got a lot of wasted space going on inside. For my part, I've walked past this benchmark plenty of times, and it's about time I've logged a visit. Was down here this morning for a few things before heading off to the Dallas area.

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photoDSC00455
photoQDV's red Delorme marks the spot

The I-30 overhead is thankfully gone but not forgotten. You can really see on this beautiful old building the effect of untold billions of cars and trucks spewing exhaust all over the top floor of this old Post Office. The city tore the I-30 overhead down several years ago, and rerouted the freeway away from downtown. Now if someone would try and clean off the remaining exhaust stains from this beautiful building, that would be great!

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photoloc CS1738 X 268 showing I-30 car exhaust stains
photoloc CS1738 X 268 showing I-30 car exhaust stains
photoCS1738 X 268 Fort Worth TX
N 32° 44.777 W 097° 19.725

Found in excellent condition on a caching and benchmark hunting day.

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photoCloseup
photoArea view

3 for the evening.

looked up this one as I had been in the building many times. I work for the Post Office in Stephenville,TX and have to visit here often. Thanks

Still easy to find & in good condition. My grandfather worked here about the time this benchmark was placed.

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photoX268

Found easily. Photos of the benchmark and the inside of the Post Office.

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photoCS1738
photoUS Post Office, Fort Worth

Found as part of the Benchmark of the Month Club for February.

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photoCS1738

2d of 5 today w/Kodywody.

Recovery note made by Team KBAT. Found disk in good condition.

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photoU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark disk, designated: X 268
photoTeam KBAT shepherd near mark

The mark is easy to find, at the top of the steps on the east side of the Post Office.

Don't get back in the car without also photographing CS1739, just to the south, down on the sidewalk.

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photoCS1738 -1
It's at the top of the steps on the north end.
photoCS1738 -2
Have I mentioned that it was raining?

We located this one about 4:00 p.m.

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photoCS1738 with a Mendei

Got them both Monday afternoon.

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photoCS 1738

200. Took photos of the Miss February twins.

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photoAnother Miss February Twin.

My first benchmark.

Found in good condition while doing the North Texas Benchmark of the Month Club cache.

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photoRino and Visor at CS1738

Second easy on of the day. Easy find at a fine old building.

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photoCS1738 by ex135navigator

Found this AND CS1739. Still wondering why they're so close together!

[last edit: 2/3/2003 6:39:02 PM PST]

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photoCS1738
As seen by Puccini and Texas Godfather

Hit the daily double while doing a NTGA cache. 1 cache and 2 bench marks

[last edit: 2/4/2003 1:19:49 PM PST]

Looked to be in great shape.

Gorgeous day for being outside! Parking not a problem on Sunday.

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photoThe Alchemist being nonchalant
N 32° 44.784 W 097° 19.731

Steps partially blocked off, still accessible.

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photoCS1738
The coordinates after more than a minute of WAAS averaging.
N 32° 44.777 W 097° 19.725

#29 Recovered in good condition

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photoCS1738
photoThe steps
photoThe post office building

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 IN FORT WORTH. THIS MARK IS AT THE U.S. POST OFFICE WHICH IS BETWEEN THROCKMORTEN AND JENNINGS AT LANCASTER. THE MARK IS AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE EAST ENTRANCE TO THE POST OFFICE AND IS ABOUT 50 FEET NORTH AND ABOVE BENCH MARK L 246. IT IS 1 FOOT EAST OF THE EAST WALL.
01/01/1966 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (RHB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/01/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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