Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian

Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian (HMNEL)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.17', W 111° 53.484'

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Latitude 40?46'04" - Longitude 111?54'00"
Altitude (sidewalk) 4327.27 Ft.

Fixed by Orson Pratt assisted by Henry G. Sherwood, August 3, 1847, when beginning the original survey of "Great Salt Lake City," around the "Mormon" Temple site designated by Brigham Young July 23, 1847. The city streets were named and numbered from this point.

David H. Burr, first U.S. Surveyor-General of Utah, located here in August 1855, the initial point of public land surveys in Utah, and set the stone monument, still preserved in position.

An astronomical station, its stone base still standing 100 ft. N. and 50 ft. W. of this corner was established by George W. Dean, U.S.C.&G. survey, September 30, 1869, to determine the true latitude and longitude; it was used to obtain correct time at this point until December 30, 1897.
Series This marker is part of the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series
Marker Number12
Year Placed1932
Placed ByMutual Improvement Associations of the LDS Church & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424770 N 4513552
Decimal Degrees40.76950000, -111.89140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.17', W 111° 53.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 10.20" N, 111° 53' 29.04" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-48 W South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84150, US
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