Sacramento Longitude-Granite Meridian Stone-1888
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 38° 34.567 W 121° 29.533
10S E 631340 N 4270817
Quick Description: This meridian marker was placed by surveyor C. H. Sinclair in 1888.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 12:41:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM3MPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 78

Long Description:
Historic survey marker on the grounds of the state capitol in Sacramento California. The granite monument has a later benchmark placed in the top of it. JS1010, a USGS disk was placed in the top surface in 1901

The original description reads as follows:

Page 149 of Special Publication no. 110 (1925) From: NOAA Central Library U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Special Publications

Sacramento longitude (Sacramento County, Calif., C.H. Sinclair, 1888; 1908).--On the east side of the capitol in the capitol grounds. The station is marked by a granite pier 14 by 25 inches and 6 1/2 feet long, marked "U.S.C.&G.S. 1888," and is 124.99 meters (319.89 feet), or 4".03 of longitude east.

Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monumentation Type (if other): Benchmark disc

Monument Category: Meridian Line marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Placed under the direction of C. H. Sinclair in 1888. Subassistant C. H. Sinclair was the individual who directed the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey of Washington D.C. between October and November 1880.

County: Sacramento



Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1907

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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