Initial Survey Point
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 34° 59.445 W 086° 34.282
16S E 539117 N 3872101
Quick Description: At the state line on US 431
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 7:30:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMNKYW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
In 1809, Major Thomas Freeman, Deputy U.S. Surveyor, established a marker here on the state line, and began surveying south toward the middle of the state. The line, known as the Huntsville Meridian, is the reference for all property surveys in North Alabama. The Initial Point, now in the middle of the highway, was reset in 1977 by the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Marker Name: Initial Survey Point

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
http://www.clui.org/section/huntsville-meridian


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1977

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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