Surveying the Land & Sea

Surveying the Land & Sea (HM1L3B)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.839', W 76° 17.651'

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From Sea to Shining Sea

President Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast in 1807. This federal agency was charged with supporting maritime commerce by providing accurate surveys and nautical charts of our coastal waters. It was dangerous and sometimes deadly work.

As the United States expanded, the bureau took responsibility for surveying the country's interior as well as its coastal waters and in 1878 it was organized as the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). In 1970, USC&GS became part of the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This disk is an official NOAA geodetic survey marker. It marks precise measurements of latitude, longitude, and elevation for this exact location. This NOAA Heritage Preservation Partnership Commemorative Marker recognized the significant efforts by Nauticus and the City of Norfolk in preserving and interpreting the heritage of NOAA and its role in the nation's history.

Latitude: 36 degrees 50 minutes 48 seconds (North)
Longitude: 76 degrees 17 minutes40 seconds (Wes)

City of Norfolk
HM NumberHM1L3B
Placed ByCity of Norfolk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384616 N 4078716
Decimal Degrees36.84731667, -76.29418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.839', W 76° 17.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 50.34" N, 76° 17' 39.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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