2002-08-16

AE4738 - MERIDIAN

County: SALT LAKE
State: UTAH

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 40° 46.150'
Long: 111° 53.483'
Alt: 4333.69
Designation: MERIDIAN
Marker Type: stone monument
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
Unknown by (MONUMENTED)

9/16/1997 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1997 (GAS) IN SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF MAIN AND SOUTH TEMPLE STREETS, A STONE OBELISK SURROUNDED BY A MASS OF CONCRETE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A WALL ENCLOSING TEMPLE SQUARE, 19.9 M (65.3 FT) WEST OF THE CENTER OF MAIN STREET, 17.1 M (56.1 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTER OF TEMPLE STREET, 1.3 M (4.3 FT) ABOVE THE LEVEL OF MAIN STREET, 0.2 M (0.7 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WALL, AND THE OBELISK IS ENCLOSED IN A WROUGHT IRON FENCE. NOTE--THE OBELISK IS INSCRIBED GREAT SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 40° 46.157'
Long: 111° 53.486'
Alt: NA

Found this one on accident. On a trip to Denver and decided to see Temple Square on the way. Found the Base & Meridian Monument on the way out. Kids couldn't understand why I was making such a big deal over a stone post. (I'm a surveyor, they're not.) Maybe they'll understand in a few years.

The Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone.


The Girls at the Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone.


The Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian Stone. (Image by Chasing Blue Sky)


Plaque Detail. (Image by DCJ)

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