2003-02-08

HR0662 - B 561

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 37° 07.083
Long: 119° 55.917
Alt: 563.9
Designation: B 561
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

Found it at 15:15, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. This mark is just north of the fenceline outside the public right-of-way.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation at the fenceline, with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The benchmark in the concrete post. No evidence of the witness post.


View to the north. The GPSR can be seen on near the top of the fencepost.


The view to the northwest.

HR0660 - X 798

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 37° 07.300
Long: 119° 56.417
Alt: 575.4
Designation: X 798
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: in a boulder
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 7.6 MI S FROM RAYMOND. 7.1 MILES SOUTH ALONG COUNTY ROAD 600 FROM THE POST OFFICE AT RAYMOND, THENCE 0.55 MILE WEST ALONG COUNTY ROAD 603, 0.2 MILE EAST OF A CONCRETE LOADING CHUTE AT STOCK PENS, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A ROCKY KNOLL, IN THE TOP OF A 9- BY 5-FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 2 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, 48.3 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 13.0 FEET NORTH OF A FENCE, 20.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF A WITNESS POST, AND ABOUT 2 FEET HIGHER THAN THE ROAD. SEC30, T9S, R19E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 37° 07.307
Long: 119° 56.465
Alt: 563

Found it at 15:00, 08 February 2003
Found it as described and in good condition. This mark is north of the fence outside of the public right-of-way.

WGS84 coordinates found by 1.5 minute occupation at the fenceline, with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The benchmark as seen from the fenceline.


The benchmark as seen from the fenceline.


The rock setting with the benchmark in it and the GPSr.


I'm pointing at the mark in the rock while my Wife holds the GPSr.

HR0657 - V 798

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 37° 07.150
Long: 119° 58.917
Alt: 402.7
Designation: V 798
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 10 MI SW FROM RAYMOND. 7.1 MILES SOUTH ALONG COUNTY ROAD 600 FROM THE POST OFFICE AT RAYMOND, THENCE 2.9 MILES WEST ALONG COUNTY ROAD 603, 0.1 MILE NORTHWEST OF THE JUNCTION OF COUNTY ROAD 602, 147 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF THE JUNCTION OF A DRIVEWAY NORTHWEST TO DAULTON RANCHHOUSE, IN THE TOP OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE NORTHWEST WING WALL OF A WOODEN BRIDGE OVER DAULTON CREEK, 18.2 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE ROAD. SEC26, T9S, R18E.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 37° 07.152
Long: 119° 58.942
Alt: NA

Found it at 14:30, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in good condition.

WGS84 coordinates found by 8 minute occupation with 8 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail. (What there is of it, anyway.)


The benchmark set in the wingwall and the GPSr.


The view to the north. The GPSr can be seen next to the benchmark at the far end of the wingwall.


The view to the east. The GPSr can be seen next to the benchmark on the wingwall just behind the fence.

GU3363 - MADERA MUNICIPAL TANK

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 57.617
Long: 120° 03.401
Alt: 0
Designation: MADERA MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1943 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (JCS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE APEX OF THE MADERA MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS TANK IN MADERA. THE TANK IS ELEVATED, ABOUT 110 FEET HIGH, AND PAINTED SILVER. IT IS ABOUT 50 YARDS SW OF SOUTH D STREET AND 20 YARDS SE OF AN EXTENSION OF SEVENTH STREET, WHICH DOES NOT CONTINUE THROUGH. INTERSECTED FROM MADERA, EL PECO, BERENDA.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 57.612
Long: 120° 03.394
Alt: NA

Found it at 13:00, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. It is now painted white and has 'MADERA' painted in large black letters on the side. It is still in use.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation about 60 from the base of the structure, with 7 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

The Madera Municipal Tank.


The Madera Municipal Tank as seen from below.


View northerly toward the The Madera Municipal Tank.

GU1075 - Y 85

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 57.583
Long: 120° 03.733
Alt: 275.5
Designation: Y 85
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1930 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 AT MADERA. AT MADERA, IN R17E T11S, IN SECTION 24, AT THE T JUNCTION OF WEST YOSEMITE AVENUE AND G STREET, AT THE MADERA COUNTY FREE LIBRARY, IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE FLOOR AT THE MAIN (SOUTHEAST) ENTRANCE, 4.8 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST EDGE OF THE ENTRANCE, 3.0 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST BRICK WALL, 1.7 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST EDGE OF THE FLOOR, AND ABOUT 3 FEET HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE.

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 57.651
Long: 120° 03.685
Alt: 279

Found it at 12:45, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. The building is no longer used as a library, but houses the County Planning, Engineering, and Surveyor's offices.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 0 WAAS satellites (proximity to the building blocked the WAAS signals).

Benchmark detail.


Benchmark detail. Mark is in excellent condition - the fact that it's in front of the door to the County Surveyor's office may have something to do with that.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The front doors and a plaque remembering the building's use as a library.


The old library; now the County Engineer's & Surveyor's offices.

GU1074 - Z 85 RESET 1953

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 57.550
Long: 120° 03.783
Alt: 270.7
Designation: Z 85 RESET 1953
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 AT MADERA. AT MADERA, IN R17E T11S, IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST YOSEMITE AVENUE AND H STREET, AT THE MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX, 61 1/2 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF H STREET, 49.2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CORNER OF THE BUILDING, 3.2 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CURB OF THE AVENUE, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE AVENUE, 0.2 FOOT BELOW THE SIDEWALK, ACCESS HAD THRU A 7-INCH METAL LID, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 57.598
Long: 120° 03.753
Alt: 271

Found it at 12:15, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in good condition on the northerly corner of Yosemite and H Streets, across the street from the old courthouse.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4 minute occupation with 5 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark in the access hole with the metal lid and the Magellan.


The view to the north showing proximity to the building and the curb.


The view to the east showing the proximity to the old courthouse (GU1072 & GU3368).

GU1072 - 274.560 USGS

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 57.517
Long: 120° 03.783
Alt: 276.5
Designation: 274.560 USGS
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1901 by USGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 AT MADERA. AT MADERA, IN R17E T11S, IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24, ALONG WEST YOSEMITE AVENUE, BETWEEN H AND G STREETS, AT THE MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SET VERTICALLY IN THE NORTHEAST GRANITE BLOCK WALL, 4.8 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTH CORNER OF THE BUILDING, AND 2.5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

1/1/1958 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 57.597
Long: 120° 03.704
Alt: NA

Found it at 12:00, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in very good condition. The building is no longer in use as a courthouse but is now a historical site, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Benchmark GU1072 is mounted on the northwest face of the building at the northerly corner.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4.5 minute occupation with 4 strong satellites and 1 intermittent WAAS satellite

Benchmark detail.


The southerly side of the old Madera County Courthouse. Benchmark GU1072 is located on the opposite (northerly) corner of the building. The cupola and spire of the Courthouse is also listed in with the NGS as a triangulation station, PID GU3368.


Benchmark detail.


The benchmark near the northerly cornerstone of the old courthouse.


The benchmark near the northerly cornerstone of the old courthouse.


The northerly corner of the old courthouse.

GU3368 - MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE TOWER

County: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 57.586
Long: 120° 03.702
Alt: 0
Designation: MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE TOWER
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1943 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (JCS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE APEX OF THE TOWER OF THE MADERA COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN MADERA. THE TOWER IS SQUARE, GRAY, ABOUT 75 FEET HIGH, AND HAS CLOCKS ON EACH OF ITS SIDES. THERE IS A BELL IN THE CUPOLA AT ITS TOP AND A FLAGPOLE ON THE APEX. THE COURTHOUSE IS LOCATED ABOUT 50 YARDS S OF W YOSEMITE AVENUE AND 0.15 MILE W OF U.S. HIGHWAY 99. INTERSECTED FROM EL PECO, BERENDA, SHARON.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 57.597
Long: 120° 03.704
Alt: NA

Found it at 12:00, 08 February 2003. Found it as described and in very good condition. The building is no longer in use as a courthouse but is now a historical site, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Benchmark GU1072 is mounted on the northwest face of the building at the northerly corner.

WGS84 coordinates found by 4.5 minute occupation with 4 strong satellites and 1 intermittent WAAS satellite.

The Courthouse as seen from the south.


The Courthouse as seen from the south.


Plaque on the front (northwesterly) steps of the building.