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Details for Benchmark: FA3253

N 35° 18.194 W 081° 31.730 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CLEVELAND county, NC View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SHELBY N MUN TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spotted while driving through town

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Beautiful day to ride around

Easy find.

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photoBenchmark FA3253
photoLocation Of Benchmark FA3253

Found this on first day of geocaching---easy find.

PDickson

I even forgot my glasses and was able to find this one.

 RainSong

I found it very easy with my Daddy and Brother in the car going to an Geo Cache site.

HotWheels 2000

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I found it very easy with my Daddy and Brother in the car going to an Geo Cache site.

Easy Mac

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I found it this morn. Now it it be hind a Chinese restant. You can miss it.

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photoFA3253 Water Tower

Found this tank and it's twin - FA3252 - on a recent trip into Shelby. This one still has the referenced ball on top, the other one doesn't. Also obvious is that the tank is now white not silver.

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photoFA5082
North tank. Shelby, NC

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1972 by NCGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (JWC) SHELBY N. MUN WATER TANK IS A N. C. GEODETIC SURVEY INTERSECTION STATION ESTABLISHED IN THE VICINITY OF SHELBY. SHELBY N. MUN WATER TANK IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1.0 MILES NNE OF THE CENTER OF SHELBY. TO REACH STATION FROM CLEVELAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN SHELBY, PROCEED NORTH AND EAST ALONG NC 18 (LAFAYETTE), THENCE EAST ON GROVER STREET FOR 1.2 MILES TO FREDRICK STREET AND WATER TANK LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET SE AND BEHIND BURGER HOUSE ON NC 18. WATER TANK IS SILVER WITH SHELBY ALL AMERICAN CITY PAINTED ON IT, AND HAS TEN LEGS. POINT INTERSECTED WAS LARGE BALL ON TOP. (NOTE ONE OF TWIN WATER TANKS IN SHELBY).
01/01/1972 by NCGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1979 by NC-045 (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY CLEVELAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 1979 (HGP) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS. THE WATER TANK IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET SOUTHEAST AND BEHIND THE KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN RESTUARANT. THE TANK IS BLUE-GREEN IN COLOR AND HAS TEN LEGS.
01/01/1984 by NCGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY 1984 STATION WAS DESCRIBED IN 1972 AS FOLLOWS - SHELBY N. MUN WATER TANK IS A N. C. GEODETIC SURVEY INTERSECTION STATION ESTABLISHED IN THE VICINITY OF SHELBY. SHELBY N. MUN WATER TANK IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1.0 MILES NNE OF THE CENTER OF SHELBY. TO REACH STATION FROM CLEVELAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN SHELBY, PROCEED NORTH AND EAST ALONG NC 18 (LAFAYETTE), THENCE EAST ON GROVER STREET FOR 1.2 MILES TO FREDRICK STREET AND WATER TANK LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET SE AND BEHIND BURGER HOUSE ON NC 18. WATER TANK IS SILVER WITH SHELBY ALL AMERICAN CITY PAINTED ON IT, AND HAS TEN LEGS. POINT INTERSECTED WAS LARGE BALL ON TOP. (NOTE ONE OF TWIN WATER TANKS IN SHELBY).
03/08/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The North Carolina/South Carolina HARNS have been completed but, due to contractual restrictions, coordinates for these stations will NOT be published in the near future. In the interim, the published coordinates in North and South Carolina will not be consistent with the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS). The HARN coordinates for these stations are available upon request. Contact Gary Thompson(919-733-3836), or Lewis Lapine(803-896-7700). In addition, the published North and South Carolina positions (NAD 83 (1986)) are NOT consistent with those determined in adjacent state readjustments. The discontinuity between stations located in North or South Carolina and those in adjacent states which have been adjusted to the HARN may be as much as 5 decimeters. This will result in a significant loss of accuracy over lines crossing such state borders.
  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1992.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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