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.

GT0950 - 250

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: N 36° 19.667 (NAD 83)
Long: W 119° 38.833 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 248
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: 250
Marker Type: survey disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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

1/1/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST 8TH AND NORTH IRWIN STREETS, AT THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN THE TOP OF THE FIRST LEDGE OF THE EAST GRANITE BALUTRADE, AND 3.4 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. NEAR THE CENTER OF THE NORTH EDGE OF SECTION 6, T18S, R21E.

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


FOUND DATA
Lat: N 36° 19.676
Long: W 119° 38.811
Alt: 221

Found USGS benchmark stamped '250.465' at 14:15, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. The building is no longer used as a courthouse, but is used for office space, community, and historical purposes.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 125 feet west-southwest of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 6 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr showing the coordinates.


The east balutrade at the south entrance to the old courthouse.


The south entrance to the old courthouse.


The south entrance to the old courthouse.


Sign over the south entrance to the old courthouse.

GT0952 - HANFORD RM 2

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.633
Long: 119° 38.833
Altitude: 243.7
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: HANFORD RM 2
Marker Type: reference mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF LACEY BOULEVARD AND NORTH IRWIN STREET, IN THE TOP OF THE WEST CURB OF THE STREET, 164.0 FEET NORTHWEST OF AND ACROSS IRWIN STREET FROM HANFORD TRIANGULATION STATION, 50 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, 34.2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE FOX THEATER BUILDING, 26 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE STREET, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE SIDEWALK. IN SECTION 25, T18S, R21E.

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


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.689
Long: 119° 38.860
Alt: 248

Found USC&GS reference mark stamped 'HANFORD NO. 2 - 1944' at 14:10, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

Reference Mark No. 2 is approximately 255 feet northwest from Reference Mark No. 1.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 362 feet east-southeast of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 2 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Reference mark detail.


View southeasterly toward the position for Station "HANFORD" (GT0953) and the old courthouse.


View south across Lacey Boulevard, down Irwin Street.


View north up Irwin Street toward the doors of the Fox Theater.


Signs on the corner of the Fox Building.


View northwest at the Fox Building & Theater. The Reference Mark No. 2 is set in the curb just in front of the truck in the center of the photo.

GT0953 - HANFORD

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

MARK NOT FOUND

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.676
Long: 119° 38.839
Altitude: 244.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED.

Designation: HANFORD
Marker Type: triangulation station 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)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED ON THE W TERRACE OF THE KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN THE CITY OF HANFORD. UNDERGROUND MARK IS A BRONZE STATION DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST. STATION MARK IS A BRONZE STATION DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND. IT IS 98.9 FEET W OF THE SW CORNER OF THE COURTHOUSE, 126.6 FEET SW OF THE NW CORNER OF THE COURTHOUSE, AND IS STAMPED HANFORD 1944. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS A BRONZE REFERENCE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CURB. IT IS 98 FEET E OF THE NE CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF WEST EIGHTH STREET AND NORTH ERWIN STREET, 18-1/2 FEET SW OF A SQUARE GRANITE POST, 6 FEET E OF A LAMPPOST, AND IS STAMPED HANFORD NO 1 1944. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A BRONZE REFERENCE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A CURB. IT IS IN THE W CURB OF NORTH ERWIN STREET, 33 FEET N OF THE NW CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH ERWIN STREET AND LACEY BOULEVARD, AND IS STAMPED HANFORD NO 2 1944. AZIMUTH MARK IS A BRONZE AZIMUTH DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CONCRETE BASE OF A LAMPPOST. IT IS 1/4 MILE W, 16 FEET E, OF THE E RAIL OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY TRACKS, ON THE N SIDE OF LACEY BOULEVARD, AND IN THE CIRCULAR CONCRETE BASE OF A LAMPPOST. IT IS STAMPED HANFORD 1944. A 103-FOOT STEEL TOWER WAS USED FOR OBSERVATIONS.

1/1/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (EEJ) ALL MARKS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.

1/1/1955 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 (EEJ) THE STATION, AZIMUTH, AND REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND AS DESCRIBED.

1/1/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ON THE SOUTHWEST LAWN OF THE COUTHOUSE FACING IRWIN STREET, 164.0 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AND ACROSS IRWIN STREET FROM R.M. NO 2, 136.8 FEET NORTH OF R.M. NO. 1, 99.2 WEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE COURTHOUSE, 64.2 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CURB OF THE STREET, 36.2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF AN EAST-WEST SIDEWALK LEADING TO THE COURTHOUSE, FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST. IN SECTION 25, T18S, R21E.

1/1/1957 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 (FXP) THE STATION, REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2 AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED.

1/1/1961 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 (OSR) ALL MARKS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. HEIGHT OF LIGHT PLATE - 30 METERS.

1/1/1970 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. AZIMUTH MARK NOT RECOVERED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--AT HANFORD

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

1/1/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (TW) THE ORIGINAL ROUTE TO REACH THE STATION IS ADEQUATE. STATION MARK, R.M. 1 AND R.M. 2 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AND AS DESCRIBED IN ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION. AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT FOUND (A NEW LAMP POST WITH A SQUARE BASE HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN VICINITY OF THE AZIMUTH MARK LOCATION). AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--AT HANFORD


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

MARK NOT FOUND.

Searched for it on February 21, 2009. Station HANFORD was not located and the surface mark may be destroyed. The underground mark mark most likely remains intact. There is new grass, walkways, small shops and kiosks, and a carousel in the area of the station.

No new coordinates were taken.

Approximate location for Station "HANFORD". View west.


Approximate location for Station "HANFORD". View south.


Approximate location for Station "HANFORD". View east.

GT0954 - HANFORD RM 1

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.633
Long: 119° 38.833
Altitude: 243.4
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: HANFORD RM 1
Marker Type: reference mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1955 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH IRWIN STREET AND WEST 8TH STREET, IN THE TOP OF THE NORTH CURB OF WEST 8TH STREET, 136.8 FEET SOUTHEAST OF HANFORD TRIANGULATION STATION, 96.9 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CURB OF NORTH IRWIN STREET, 56.6 FEET WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF A CONCRETE SIDEWALK LEADING TO THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE, 5.5 FEET EAST OF THE BASE OF STREET LIGHT 134, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE SIDEWALK. IN SECTION 25, T18S, R21E.

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


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 19.655
Long: 119° 38.829
Alt: 239

Found USC&GS reference mark stamped 'HANFORD NO. 1 - 1944' at 13:55, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate.

Reference Mark No. 1 is approximately 255 feet southeast from Reference Mark No. 2.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 133 feet southerly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 7 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Reference mark detail.


Looking west up 8th Street.


Looking east down 8th Street.

GT0944 - L 1204

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

MARK NOT FOUND

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 19.633
Long: 119° 38.017
Alt: 250.9
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: L 1204
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: light structures
Stability: Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1969 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, ALONG LACEY BOULEVARD, 0.2 MILE EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF 10TH AVENUE, IN THE TOP AND 0.5 FOOT WEST OF THE EAST END OF THE NORTH CONCRETE HEAD WALL OF CONCRETE BOX CULVERT 19/506 OVER EAST BRANCH PEOPLES DITCH, 19 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, AND ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE BOULEVARD. SECTION 30, T18S, R21E



FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

MARK NOT FOUND.

Searched for it on February 21, 2009. The benchmark was not located and believed to be destroyed. Lacey Boulevard has been widened since 1969, and the East Brance Peoples Ditch has been piped. The head wall may have been buried but it was most likely removed.

No new coordinates were taken.

View north across Lacey Boulevard. The Boulevard has been widened and the ditch has been piped underground. The headwalls have been buried or removed.


View south across Lacey Boulevard. The Boulevard has been widened and the ditch has been piped underground. The headwalls have been buried or removed.


View west down Lacey Boulevard. The Boulevard has been widened and the ditch has been piped underground. The headwalls have been buried or removed.

GT0948 - Q 511

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

MARK NOT FOUND

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 20.533
Long: 119° 39.283
Altitude: 250
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: Q 511
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)
1/1/1955 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, 1.0 MILE NORTH ALONG DOUTY STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE, THENCE 0.5 MILE WEST ALONG GRANGEVILLE BOULEVARD, 1.0 MILE EAST OF BENCH MARK P 511, AT THE INTERSECTION OF 11TH AVENUE, 139.3 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB OF THE AVENUE, 28.1 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF A DRIVEWAY LEADING INTO A CHEVRON GASOLINE STATION, 5.7 FEET EAST OF A FIRE HYDRANT, 2.0 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF THE BOULEVARD, FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

MARK NOT FOUND.

Searched for it on February 21, 2009. The benchmark was not located and believed to be destroyed. Grangeville Boulevard has been widened since 1955. The mark would have most likely been removed during the widening. The described fire hydrant has been relocated. The Chevron station remains on the southwest corner.

No new coordinates were taken.

GT0947 - X 511

County: KINGS
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 20.550
Long: 119° 38.750
Altitude: 249.7
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Designation: X 511
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)
1/1/1955 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 AT HANFORD. AT HANFORD, 1.0 MILE NORTH ALONG DOUTY STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF GRANGEVILLE BOULEVARD, SOUTHWEST AND ACROSS THE INTERSECTION FROM THE HANFORD HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDS, 43.4 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE BOULEVARD, 5.5 FEET SOUTH OF A 4- BY 4-INCH WOODEN POST SUPPORTING A SIGN SPEED LIMIT 25 MILES, 3.0 FEET WEST OF THE WEST CURB OF THE STREET, 3 FEET NORTH OF A 1-FOOT WALNUT TREE, 2.5 FEET EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE STREET SIDEWALK, FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 20.553
Long: 119° 38.770
Alt: 208

Found USC&GS benchmark stamped 'X511 - 1955' at 09:10, February 21, 2009 as described and in good condition. Go to description is adequate. Grangeville Boulevard has been widened and the sidewalk along Douty Street is now monolithic. The mark now rests within the limits of the sidewalk and is adjacent to the curb return at the southwest corner of the intersection.

The mark is 2.5 feet west of the face of curb, 3.5 feet northwest of City Benchmark #29 set in the top of curb, 4 feet north of a street and signal light standard. The described (1955) 4x4 post and walnut tree are gone.

Published NAD83 coordinates are located about 100 feet easterly of the found WGS84 coordinates. WGS84 coordinates for the mark found by 3 minute occupation with 10 strong satellites and 2 WAAS satellites.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr showing the coordinates.


Nearby City benchmark #29.


View south down Douty Street.


View east across Douty Street, down Grangeville Boulevard.


View north across Grangeville Boulevard, up Douty Street.


View northeast across the intersection toward Hanford High School.