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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surveying the Land & Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, June 5, 2015
1. Surveying the Land and Sea Marker
Inscription. President Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast in 1807. This federal agency was charged with supporting maritime commerce by providing accurate surveys and nautical charts of our coastal waters. It was dangerous and sometimes deadly work.

As the United States expanded, the bureau took responsibility for surveying the country's interior as well as its coastal waters and in 1878 it was organized as the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). In 1970, USC&GS became part of the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This disk is an official NOAA geodetic survey marker. It marks precise measurements of latitude, longitude, and elevation for this exact location. This NOAA Heritage Preservation Partnership Commemorative Marker recognized the significant efforts by Nauticus and the City of Norfolk in preserving and interpreting the heritage of NOAA and its role in the nation's history.

Latitude: 36 degrees 50 minutes 48 seconds (North)
Longitude: 76 degrees 17 minutes40 seconds (Wes)

City of Norfolk

 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Location. 36° 50.839′ N, 76° 17.651′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached
Surveying the Land and Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 5, 2015
2. Surveying the Land and Sea Marker
from the intersection of Boush Street (Virginia Route 337) and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a plaza near Nauticus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship Wisconsin: A Floating Fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship Wisconsin: BB-9 and BB-64 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Half Moone Fort, 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cedar (within shouting distance of this marker); Flood Protection for Downtown Norfolk (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship Wisconsin: Quad 40 Mount (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nauticus. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (Submitted on June 12, 2015.)
3. Coast and Geodetic Survey Heritage. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
Categories. Government
 
Nauticus image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 5, 2015
3. Nauticus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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