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Medford in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Land Survey Monument

 
 
Historic Land Survey Monument image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
1. Historic Land Survey Monument
Inscription.  Quarter section corner located on the west line of section 30 township 37 south, range 1 west of the Willamette Meridian. A wood post first established this position in 1854 by government surveyors Butler Ives and George Hyde. In 1893 the present stone monument was set by county surveyor C.J. Howard son of J.S. Howard, Medford's first mayor. The Medford town plat ties to this corner.

This marker dedicated May 20, 1985 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Public Land Survey System and the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Medford.
 
Erected 1985 by Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, Rogue River Charter.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 42° 19.43′ N, 122° 52.524′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Holly Street and West 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medford OR 97501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medford Townsite (within shouting distance of this marker); Scion of the Washington Elm
Historic Land Survey Monument image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
2. Historic Land Survey Monument
1893 quarter section stone behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Medford Public Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 500 feet away); The War Brings Change (approx. ¼ mile away); Medford Boomed As Orchards Bloomed (approx. ¼ mile away); A Town is Born (approx. ¼ mile away); Cuthbert Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
Historic Land Survey Monument image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
3. Historic Land Survey Monument
View of marker looking NW within Alba Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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