2009-02-21

GT0951 - U 157

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 19.617
Long: W 119° 38.750
Altitude: 248
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: U 157
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1933 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST 8TH STREET AND DOUTY STREET, AT THE POST OFFICE, IN THE TOP OF THE WATER TABLE, 64.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF 8TH STREET, 27.3 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB OF DOUTY STREET, 8.8 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH END OF THE TOP STEP TO POST OFFICE, 0.7 FOOT EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF A PORCH BANISTER, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE PORCH FLOOR. IN SECTION 36, T18S, R21E.

1/1/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

1/1/1972 by USGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1972 AT HANFORD. AT THE INTERSECTION OF 8TH STREET AND DOUTY STREET, AT HANFOARD JUSTICE COURT BUILDING, IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE WATER TABLE, 64.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF 8TH STREET, 27.3 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB OF DOUTY STREET, 8.8 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH END OF THE TOP STEP LEADING TO THE JUSTICE COURT BUILDING, 0.7 FEET EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE PORCH BANISTER, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE PORCH FLOOR.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.646
Long: 119° 38.756
Alt: 274

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'U157 - 1933' at 16:30, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. The building is no longer used as a post office, but is a branch office for Rabobank.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 180 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation approximately 15 east of the mark with 5 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr showing the coordinates.


The benchmark and the GPSr showing the coordinates.


The benchmark set in the water table of the old Hanford Post Office.


Looking north up Douty Street.


View south. The benchmark set in the water table of the old Hanford Post Office.


The old Hanford Post Office. The mark is set to the left (south) of the column in the center of the picture.


Sign posted above the cornerstone of the old Hanford Post Office.


Sign posted above the cornerstone of the old Hanford Post Office.

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