Geodetic Survey Stones

Geodetic Survey Stones (HMRCY)

Location: Raleigh, NC 27601 Wake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 46.785', W 78° 38.303'

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1853 - 1854

Site used by U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey to measure the precise longitude and latitude of Raleigh by taking simultaneous readings of the positions of the stars here and at locations in Richmond, Va. and Charleston and Columbia, S.C. A temporary telegraph station was set up here to communicate with other sites.
Year Placed1993
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 713456 N 3962092
Decimal Degrees35.77975000, -78.63838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 46.785', W 78° 38.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 46' 47.10" N, 78° 38' 18.18" W
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Area Code(s)919
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47-99 E Morgan St, Raleigh NC 27601, US
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