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Details for Benchmark: GT0952

N 36° 19.633 W 119° 38.833 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 243.7

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

Location:
In KINGS county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HANFORD RM 2
Marker Type:
reference mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Recently we picked up a challenge cache that requires us to find 100 benchmarks, we have 6. This one makes 7. Guess we've got a lot of benchmarks to pick up. Soon we will have one more.

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In the area and found this one while walking the town. In great shape.

Found this a few years ago but never logged it.

Recovered in Good condition. GPS coordinates are, N 36º 19.688 W 119º 38.864. Altitude 236 ft. Disk is stamped, HANFORD NO.2 1944. Digital photos available.

[Photos:]
photoB15-3
HANFORD RM3
N 36° 19.689 W 119° 38.860

Found USC&GS reference mark stamped 'HANFORD NO. 2 - 1944' at 14:10, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. Reference Mark No. 2 is approximately 255 feet northwest from Reference Mark No. 1.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 362 feet east-southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

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[Photos:]
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
Benchmark detail.
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
View southeasterly toward the position for Station "HANFORD" (GT0953) and the old courthouse.
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
View south across Lacey Boulevard, down Irwin Street.
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
View north up Irwin Street toward the doors of the Fox Theater.
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
Signs of the corner of the Fox Building.
photoGT0952 - Hanford, Kings County, California
View northwest at the Fox Building & Theater. The Reference Mark No. 2 is set in the curb just in front of the truck in the center of the photo.

Found while Waymarking several nearby buildings in downtown Hanford. This RM states 'Hanford No. 2 1944' and is located on the curb just south of the Fox Theater, same side of the street, closer to the Irwin Street intersection. Benchmark is in good condition and easily found.

[Photos:]
photoFox Theater Benchmark (RM)

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF LACEY BOULEVARD AND NORTH IRWIN STREET, IN THE TOP OF THE WEST CURB OF THE STREET, 164.0 FEET NORTHWEST OF AND ACROSS IRWIN STREET FROM HANFORD TRIANGULATION STATION, 50 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, 34.2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE FOX THEATER BUILDING, 26 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE STREET, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE SIDEWALK. IN SECTION 25, T18S, R21E.
01/01/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.