The Compass Rose

The Compass Rose (HMG2M)

Location: Stockton, CA 95202 San Joaquin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 57.256', W 121° 17.453'

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Stockton was built on land granted by the Mexican government on January 13, 1842, to German-born Charles M. Weber and his business partner and Mexican citizen, William Gulnac. Weber later became sole owner of the land, permanently settling here two years before the Gold Rush of 1849.

Inspired by his European roots, Weber commissioned the first village plan laid out in a grid pattern of streets in 1848. Aligned with the levee road along the south shore of the Stockton Channel, now known as Weber Avenue, the grid followed a natural feature, not ordinal compass directions. This compass rose is directed toward true compass north, therefore, the street grid is 11.6 degrees west of north.
HM NumberHMG2M
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 650154 N 4202118
Decimal Degrees37.95426667, -121.29088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.256', W 121° 17.453'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 15.36" N, 121° 17' 27.18" W
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Area Code(s)209, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141 N El Dorado St, Stockton CA 95202, US
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