Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian
Altitude (sidewalk) 4327.27 Ft.
Erected 1932 by Mutual Improvement Associations of the LDS Church & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
Location. 40° 46.17′ N, 111° 53.484′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Utah (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Smith Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Administration Building (about 600 feet away); Nauvoo Bell (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Telegraph Office (about 600 feet away); Lion House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. There is a noticeable discrepancy between the coordinates given on the marker and those given by GPS. If you go to the location given on the marker using a GPS, you end up at about 70 S. 300 West. This is probably due to GPS systems using a different Datum than that used for the Marker.
Also see . . . Pratt Family Reunion and Placement of the Marker. This is an interesting detailed account regarding all the activities of the Pratt family at the time this marker was placed. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.)
1. Different Coordinates for the Marker
The Meridian Project (http://www.pmproject.org/) used Google/Earth and GPS units to determine additional ccordinates for many of the principal meridian markers. Their findings match very closely the coordinates given by GPS receivers at the site which differ by about 1/2 mile in west longitude from the marker itself.
— Submitted September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,603 times since then and 258 times this year. Last updated on August 28, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos: 1. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 3. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.