Details for Benchmark: GL1435

N 36° 30.028 W 103° 00.143 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4714

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

Location:
In UNION county, NM View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TEXHOMEX
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Reference Points

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Found while at the virtual geocache.

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photoThe tri-state marker.

Stopped by while getting the virtual

Found this while on my way home from Geowoodstock 14.

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photoTristate - Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

On the way home from Geowoodstock.

Found this benchmark while getting a Tri-State virtual cache.

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photoNick at GL1435
photoGL1435

found while leaving home for our trip

Found in good condition

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photoGL1435

Grabbed while getting the virt cache...

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photo

Found this while caching

Found in great condition while visiting the Texhomex virtual cache.

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photoAt the Benchmark

RavRobin and I had just found the collocated Virtual cache Texhomex, so we're happy to double dip.

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photoRavRobin and Foon at GL1435 (TEXHOMEX)
photoGL1435 (TEXHOMEX) with our GPSrs

This is my first benchmark to log. txgo4fan and I were headed to GW 14er and made a short detour to log the virtual cache at this location. This benchmark was an added bonus.

On a mission to find many Texas Counties for the Texas County Challenge and wanted to come to this very unique location. Who could pass up being in three states at once? Texas, oklahoma and New Mexico?

Hook 'em Horns

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photoHook 'em Horns - Three States: Texas, oklahoma, NM

w00t! w00t! 3 states at once!

Recovered in good condition. The monument is stable and the mark is in good shape, with a witness post along the fence line. The mark itself is on the field-side of the fence.

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photoTEXHOMEX disk
photoTEXHOMEX monument
photoTEXHOMEX area facing South. Note witness post

Found with the family. In from Knoxville TN.

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photoTX OK and NM

Visited with go-purdue !

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photoTX OK NM

Found it while visiting the nearby virtual! All is in good shape here! Thanks!

Found it during geocaching at the smae place.

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photoGL1435

Found in good form.

I was with Bmars on our long trip.

Will write more at home.
Caching our way to GC30 Mingo. Trying to pick up more counties and a few new states. Well we are now heading toward New Mexico and our second night hotel. We are picking up at least one cache in each county we pass through.

Stopped to find the boarder marker on our way

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photoMe at the marker
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photo

Found while on a long counties run. 880 miles and about 46 caches.

Took the day to make a drive to get counties. We covered 880 miles over 18 hours and gathered around 46 caches on the day. That equates to 2.5 caches per hour, and roughly 19 miles between caches. We covered from Fort Collins to Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico as well. What a full and fun day.

Found/recovered in good condition. Easily accessible and on top of a pedestal, it is above grade and visible from a distance away. The witness post, provided by Oklahome DOT is in good condition as well.
Bigrock95

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photoGL1435-TEXHOMEX-1-20160404
photoGL1435-TEXHOMEX-2-20160404
photoGL1435-TEXHOMEX-3S-20160404

I found this on 11/11/2014 and never logged it. Came back today because I forgot I had already found it.

Recovered again today in good condition - including witness post.

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photoGL1435_20160331_160419 - marker
Benchmark
photoGL1435_20160331_160429 overall
Benchmark and witness post

Found while visiting the virtual cache...awesome!!!

Visiting the virtual cache when I discovered this BM.
This benchmark is still in great shape and is exactly as described.

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photoTEXHOMEX

Found while geocaching in the area.

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photoIMG_2909

Found in good shape.

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photoTEXHOMEX

Recovered in good condition while finding virtual. Witness post is visible from road and column with mark on top is on lower ground behind.

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photoEarth Owl and mark
photoMark and surroundings

On our great US-Roadtrip we came here, too. :-)

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photo...we had been there...

We found this Benchmark while we are searched a virtual Cache.

Harley-Franz

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photoAt the Benchmark

Got this with honeybee77 while visiting for the virtual :) Fun!

This entry was edited by Teper129 on Thursday, 20 August 2015 at 04:56:32 UTC.

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photo20150802_200351
photo20150802_200422

Found while doing a virtual.

Everything in good order with this one.

found while geocaching

Found it

Here to check out the nearby Virtual.

Got to this benchmark while in three states at once

It was pitch black without my car headlights on.

Found while geocaching with A-JerseyThing on a 6-state-16-county-in-a-day adventure.

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photoKfromCA and A-JerseyThing at GL1435

Found with Solokrieger who uploaded the pic for us.

Found it and took a picture during the road trip with alpenmilch80

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photoGL1435
GL1435

Found in good condition while geocaching in the area.

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photobenchmark

This benchmark is a virtual geocache. Claiming the benchmark find as well as the virtual find.

Found it while caching in the area.

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photoGL1435

Found today

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photoTexhomex marker

Had to dig it out a bit to get the pic here, but recovered successfully

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photoGL1435

It's a cache :-) Found it.

Found while doing the Texhomex virtual geocache.

Description needs updating, the old mark may be under this one but this is certainly an official benchmark. (Or do we need a new listing?)

My shovel wasn't up to digging out the real marker, but the protruding one looks more impressive, anyway.

Been to this site in 2010 for the virtual cache that is here. Was not much interested in benchmarks back in those days. Making the claim now.

Found while at the Virtual Cache TEXHOMEX GC9374.

TexasWriter and I were on the return leg of our honeymoon sight-seeing road-trip when we target the virtual cache here. Yay! Benchmark Bonus!

Found this with CornDoll on our honeymoon return trip

Our first day of vacation on our way to California geocaching, waymarking, and benchmarking.

I'm always happy to get a benchmark. The Virtual was a nice bonus.

Curious that this one has no description or anything, given that it is the demarcation between three states. Quite a nice monument!

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photo062313-1115

This is a fun one!

This entry was edited by familyseekers on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 12:34:54 UTC.

Found it

Found this unique site and benchmark while doing a five states in one morning cache run today.

My first OK cache was here! TFTB

found it after logging a virtual nearby

Found on my way home.

Thanks!

found on a grand caching trip that involved caches in CO, NM, TX, KS in one day.
TFTC

found with Team Salford and Preferida on a week long trip from NH.

We had a fun time at the monument. This one is in great shape. It was fun to sit on three states at once!

Found while Geocaching

Found this benchmark with Motrin Man and Blinky7 on our 23 state, 2 Canadian province, 5,900+ mile road trip across North America!

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photoncbiscuit with the marker
photoncbiscuit with the marker

GL1435 Texhomex 1931 - On the north side of a witness post about 48.5 feet west of the N/S fence line, Oklahoma Line Hwy, with a cattle guard & on the north side of the E/W fence line on the south side of Texas State Line Road - The marker is about 10 inches below grade - The marker on the south side of the fence is not the correct marker.

Also located Texhomex RM 1. Did not locate Texhomex RM 2.

I have not been able to locate a PID for The Cimarron Meridian that is about 0.15 miles north of Texhomex.

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photoGL1435 Texhomex 1931
On the north side of a witness post about 48.5 feet west of the N/S fence line. The marker is about 12 inches below grade.
photoTexhomex
Texhomex is in the hole on this side of the fence. GL1439 / Boundary Cor OK NM TX / 1902 is the monument on the far side of the fence.
photoTexhomex RM 1
The marker is about 12 inches below grad in the fence line
photoTexhomex RM 2
RM 1 in the near hole and Texhomex east along the fence line at the person by the fence.

found this on an epic, wild west geocaching expedition with rchille!

Found this one during a 6 day multi state geocaching run.

1st Sgt

Was out caching with TByrd1567 and Fargnot working on the OK Delorme Challenge. Got some great phoptos while we were here.

Found on our Oklahoma Run as we were working on the OK Delorme Challenge

Found this one as part of the Texhomex virtual cache (GC9374).

Heading to Denver for family, just grabbing some caches along the way.

Of course, I have to log this one. Attached is a picture as well. Thanks!

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photoTriStateMarker

Found while caching in the area! 2 for 1!!

When we arrived I saw the virtual geocache conical survey marker behind the barbed-wire fence. I walked over the cattle guard and read the disk and snapped some photos. About this time, a man pulled up in an official-looking red truck. I initially expected to get a chewing out for being on the property, but that wasn't the case. The man asked if we were geocaching. He was training to be a certified surveyor and asked us if we found the NGS marker. He had the data sheet with him and made a comment about how the state line was recalculated some years back by the Texas state legislature and the actual state line is about 6.5 feet north of the conical marker, which is a US General Land Office survey marker. The National Geodetic Society (NGS) data sheet had an entry about the benchmark being one foot northwest of the survey sign post and 1.6 feet under ground. The man said that, on this day, surveyors all over the world were trying to find lost markers and get accurate GPS readings to break a world record and also to assist a project to improve the model of the surface area of the planet. So, not wanting to miss the marker, we started digging. Sure enough, we found the NGS benchmark about a foot and a half below the surface. I snapped some photos that I will send to you.

I wonder if I'm the only geocacher to find the official NGS benchmark. That being said, the marker behind the fence is actually about 6.5 feet into Texas. The Kidder astrological marker is way off, about 300 feet NW of the axis in New Mexico. There is also another tin marker about 100 feet north of GZ. That marker is actually in NM, a few feet west of the NM/OK line

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photoGL1435
This is the NGS benchmark.
photoGL1435
This is not the NGS benchmark. The disk set in the conical marker is a U.S. General Land Office survey marker. This disk is about 6.5 feet south of the NGS disk.

Out with Corp of Discovery to hit the virtual cache, but I also wanted to nab this mark. I did the research of GC logs to see that it is buried. Well, I started to hand-scoop dirt out of the hole, but decided not to disturb anything. It's important for others to note that the conical monument is not actually TEXHOMEX, and neither is the mark on the east side of the road northbound from this site (we found that one, too).

Found while geocaching.

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photoBM03

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with mrsmales on our tri-point quest

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photoNM-OK-TX 2

StripeMark deserves a double AttaBoy for a return visit to get the first NON-BOGUS FIND of the real mark here. Too bad that almost no one reads these logs. I particularly like the one that labled their photo "Our proof!".

Another corner benchmark found together with virtual cache. :-)

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phototexhomex

Found this one while visiting the state corner. It sits on one of the tallest concrete objects in the area... which is less than two feet tall.

Found this on my way to Colorado.

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photoTX/NM/OK Benchmark
Benchmark at OK/TX/NM

found as part of a record day, this is my first benchmark found.
20 of 29 on a personal record day searching with valor75536.
--5 states; kansas, oklahoma, texas, new mexico, colorado
--5 cache per state minimum
--under 500 miles driven
unfortunately ran across two DNF while searching for the last cache to blow our perfect day.

Recovered in good condition. StripeMark is the only previous Geocacher to correctly log this Mark. Use the pretty concrete post to log your Geocache but please don't log it as TEXHOMEX. The true Disk is North of the fence and below the ground surface.

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photoTEXHOMEX
photoTEXHOMEX below ground
photoTEXHOMEX location
photoNOT TEXHOMEX
photoNot TEXHOMEX Area
See the Kidder Astro Station in the background.
photoanother nearby mark
photonearby mark monument

Found while geocaching.

Spivey at the Benchmark

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photoSpivey with Texas Benchmark

Just like everyone else, found while visiting the tri-point on a trip from Tulsa to Avon, CO.

Found while out geocaching in NM, OK, and TX.

Found while out geocaching.

Found this benchmark on my way to Clayton, NM.

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photoGL1435

Note that this benchmark is 1.6 feet below ground level and actually says TEXHOMEX on it.

[This entry was edited by StripeMark on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 12:41:31 PM.]

Found with Doug_Smiley and solarwib on our way geocaching to GeoWoodStock 6 in California. Marker is in good shape.

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photoClose up of benchmark
benchmark in good shape.

Found this with the SKPs along with TEXHOMEX geocache.

Found this while capturing the virtual cache Texhomex

First to Find the REAL mark............

Found STATION mark in good condition. 45.5 feet west of a fence corner, 28 feet south of the center of a east-west gravel road, 1.25 feet north of a east-west fenceline, 1.6 feet below the level of the ground, and 1 foot northwest of a metal witness post.

Reference Mark 1 found in good condition 27 feet south of the center of a east-west gravel road, 1.7 feet north of a east-west fenceline, and 0.7 feet below the level of the ground.

Reference Mark 2 was not found. At the location of this reference mark, the metal witness post was located 27 feet west of the center of a north-south gravel road. The ground level 25 feet west of the witness post is now 5.8 feet above the level of the gravel road. This is now the top of an embankment on the east side of a large lagoon.

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photoGL1435 RM 2 area looking W from gravel road
photoGL1435 RM 1 looking E along fenceline
photoGL1435 RM 1 looking S at area
photoGL1435 RM 1 disc close-up
photoGL1435 looking SE along fenceline
photoGL1435 looking SE at area
photoGL1435 looking S at area
photoGL1435 the station hole
photoGL1435 station disc close-up (the REAL one)

Found it as part of the Texhomex virt.

..here doing the geocache..

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photothe mark

We found this as a virtual geocache.

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photoOur proof!

Found this BM in good shape while Geocaching. Forgot to log it when we did it. Also found other BM in the area.

Found as a geocache. Tx, Ok., Nm three state marker.

still there...

Visited this site with the nearby geocache in mind. Notice that bob8bear just beat us to this one!! We can just imagine the surveyor's going along the state(s) line on this one many year's ago. TFTBM nodderbug

Had to stop by to see the point where the three states meet. After reading the description and the posts below, I am not sure if this picture is the actual benchmark or not. Next time we pass this area, next spring, we will stop to look for the original benchmark as described in the description.

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photoTexhomex

As StripeMark said, the disk pictured below is NOT the station, and shouldn't be logged as a FIND.

Found this one while looking for a nearby Geocache, Texhomex, that I was unable to get to, even though I could see it in the distance in the middle of a farmer's field. The numbers and words on the Benchmark don't match those listed here, but the coords are exact for them, so I included photos.

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photoBenchmark GL1435
This is near the borders of TX, OK, and NM, near the Texhomex Geocache GC 9374
photoBenchmark GL 1435
Benchmark GL 1435 with Witness Post near Texhomex Cache (GC9374) NE of Clayton, NM

1 of 6 corners visited in the southern plains on a 3500 mile road trip.

hmmmmm I was going to say "Found It", but after looking at the actual description..... nothing matches!

The last report says that the station mark and RM 1 are 0.1 feet underground.

It also says that the disc should have "TEXHOMEX 1931" stamped on it.

So it actually looks as though, no one has got this one yet!

(dang, why do I catch these things after I'm 500 miles away!)

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photoNOT TEXHOMEX
photoalso NOT TEXHOMEX

Found this awhile back but just now getting around to logging it. Really in the middle of nowhere.

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photoTexomex
photoSign

Thought about going here for some time. Finally got the coordintes and came to stand in three states. Disk is slightly defaced, but readable.

Found the marker in good shape. Wish I could say the same about my photo.

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photoGL1435 Texhomex benchmark
photoTexhomex marker

A pretty interesting marker, at the corner of nowhere.

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photoGL1435Marker.jpg

Found as described

I'm one of DQDude's Caching Babes in the pic below. We thought we were going to get lost hunting this one down.

Benchmark is in great shape and doesn't look to be going anywhere real soon -- it's too far to drive to!

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photoCaching Babes

Good shape, set it a conical concrete pillar. Digital picture is upside down, didnt want to cross fence onto property to get a right side up picture. Big country with a veiw of Capulin.

[last edit: 5/13/2003 6:08:55 AM PST]

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photoC. Waters

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1931 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1931 (CIA) STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A RED SANDSTONE POST PROJECTING ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE GROUND AT POINT COMMON TO THE THREE STATES, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA AND NEW MEXICO. IT IS 10.6 METERS (34.8 FEET) S OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 13.66 METERS (44.8 FEET) W OF CORNER OF FENCE, AND 0.3 METER (1 FOOT) N OF FENCE LINE. REFERENCE MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN BLOCK OF CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 PROJECTS ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, IS 8.2 METERS (26.9 FEET) S OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 0.35 METER (1.1 FEET) N OF FENCE LINE, AND 25.53 METERS (83.8 FEET) FROM STATION. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE GROUND, IS 15.4 METERS (50.5 FEET) W OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 0.23 METER (0.8 FOOT) E OF FENCE LINE AND APPROXIMATELY 0.5 MILE FROM STATION. OTHER BEARINGS FROM THE STATION ARE--CLAYTON, MUNICIPAL WATER TANK, FINIAL, S 70 DEG 02 MIN W. TO REACH STATION FROM TEXLINE GO WESTWARD 2 BLOCKS FROM FLAGPOLE AND STREET LIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW ROAD TO NE, AND N FOR 8.5 MILES TO WHERE ROAD TURNS E ALONG N BOUNDARY OF TEXAS, THEN E 1.1 MILES TO STATION.
01/01/1966 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1966 (JFS) STATION FOUND UNDER ABOUT 2 IN. OF SAND. TABLET WAS IN GOOD CONDITION,. POST IS MUTILATED ON TOP. BOTH REF. MKS. AND KIDDER ASTRO STATION FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. MEASUREMENTS TO R.M. 1 AND KIDDER ASTRO. WERE FOUND TO BE 1.65 FT. AND 1.00 FT. SHORT RESPECTIVELY. THE STATION HAS APPARENTLY BEEN MOVED SLIGHTLY.
01/01/1968 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (LFS) STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (AZIMUTH MARK), REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 AND KIDDER ASTRO. STATION WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A CHECK WAS MADE OF THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION TO THE MARKS AND THE ANGLE MEASUREMENTS VARIFIED THE 1931 OBSERVATIONS. A DIFFERENCE OF 1.63 FEET WAS FOUND IN THE DISTANCE TO R.M. NO. 1 AND A DIFFERENCE OF 0.81 FEET WAS FOUND IN THE DISTANCE TO KIDDER ASTRO. STATION. THE DISTANCE TO KIDDER ASTRO STATION WAS MEASURED WITH A 300 FOOT TAPE. FOLLOWING IS A NEW DESCRIPTION. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY NOS. 56, 87 AND 64 IN CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, GO NORTHEAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 56 FOR 11.7 MILES TO CROSSROADS. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON GRAVELED ROAD FOR 1.0 MILE TO AZIMUTH MARK ON WEST SIDE OF ROAD. CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 0.5 MILE TO STATION ON LEFT AT A CURVE IN THE ROAD. STATION IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED TEXHOMEX 1931, SET IN THE TOP OF A RED SANDSTONE POST WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 59 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 45 FEET WEST OF A CORNER FENCE POST, 1 FOOT EAST OF A METAL WITNESS POST, AND 0.5 FOOT NORTH OF THE FENCELINE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST AND STAMPED TEXHOMEX NO 1 1931 IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 127 FEET WEST OF CORNER FENCE POST, 26 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF EAST-WEST ROAD AND 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE FENCELINE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 (AZIMUTH MARK), A STANDARD DISK STAMPED TEXHOMEX NO 2 1931 IS SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST WHICH PROJECTS 2 INCHES. IT IS 0.25 MILE SOUTH OF RANCH BUILDINGS, 52 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF ROAD AND 25 FEET WEST OF METAL WITNESS POST AND FENCELINE. KIDDER ASTRO. STATION IS A CONICAL SHAPED CONCRETE MONUMENT WHICH PROJECTS 2 FEET. IT IS 200.101 METERS NORTHWEST OF THE STATION AND HAS 36 DEG 30 MIN NL 103 DEG WL 1903. U.S. GENERAL LAND SURVEY MARK, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A CONICAL SHAPED CONCRETE MONUMENT IS STAMPED T26N T1S R37E R1E S8 S6 TEXAS. THE MARK PROJECTS 2.56 FEET.
01/01/1970 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1970 (WC) THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES DIFFERED FROM THOSE IN THE LISTING (QUAD 361031 STA. 1015)--FENCE CORNER TO STATION MARK = 13.868 METER. STATION MARK AND R.M. NO. 1 ARE NOW 0.1 FOOT UNDERGROUND.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1993.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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