2002-12-22

GT2060 - KINGSBURG ROMA WINE CO TANK

THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN DESTROYED

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 31.239
Long: 119° 33.608
Alt: 0
Designation: KINGSBURG ROMA WINE CO TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1961 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (OSR) STATION IS LOCATED 0.5 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF TOWN, 2 BLOCKS EAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 99 AND JUST NORTH OF THE COMPANY BUILDINGS. IT IS A SILVER COLORED, ELEVATED, DOUBLE ELLIPSOIDAL WATER TANK ON FOUR LEGS AND 135 FEET HIGH. ITS APEX WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

This one appears to be missing. The NAD83 coordinates are now centered on a Del Monte Processing plant. There are no elevated water tanks nearby.

GT1280 - J 670

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 30.750
Long: 119° 33.133
Alt: 299.6
Designation: J 670
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1953 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 AT KINGSBURG. AT KINGSBURG, 49.3 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD STATION, IN THE TOP OF THE CURB OF PLATFORM, AT THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF A CURVE IN THE PLATFORM, 38.8 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF THE MAIN TRACK, 23.5 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE TRACK.

FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 30.802
Long: 119° 33.206
Alt: NA

Found it at 00:40, 22 December 2002. Found it as described and in good condition.

Original coordinates (NAD83) off by 475 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 3 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The brass cap, the GPSr, and the curve in the platform.


The brass cap, the GPSr, and the curve in the platform.


The Kingsburg Train Depot Restoration Project sign.