Lat: 40° 46.150'
Long: 111° 53.483'
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.
Lat: 40° 46.157'
Long: 111° 53.486'
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.