April 24, 2010

Where in Anderson: Geodetic Survey

Filed under: Where in Anderson? — lessie @ 3:27 am

I looked. And looked again. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey? Whaaaa? I’ve only seen this one other time — at Ceasar’s Head State Park. (Not that I”m all hip to surveys and geodetic thing-a-ma-bobs.) Look at the date: 1933. Cool. Elevation: 797.226 feet. Above sea level, I’m guessing. What is “R 6”? Now for the big question: WHERE IN ANDERSON is this U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark? (That you better not disturb, at risk of a $250 fine!) Any knowledgable folks out there? You won’t guess it unless you’ve happened to have seen it. Because in my opinion it’s in a VERY weird place. I wonder why it’s THERE… Can’t wait to see your respones. 🙂 (Another view is here.)



  1. Here’s a list of all the benchmarks near us (29625).

    They were used for surveying – they’re known points a surveyor can use.

    Comment by Jonathan Wight — April 24, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    • Jon! You’re brillant!

      Comment by lessie — April 24, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Is this the marker on the steps of Sullivan-King Mortuary?

    Comment by Brian — April 28, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    • You are so close! You’re correct! on the location, but a just-miss on the building. The marker is in the “arm swirl” of the steps of the building next door to the Sullivan-King Mortuary: the former Carnegie Library, which is now part of the Anderson Arts Center. Any ideas of why the marker is there? It seems an unusual place… Editing: Sorry for my mistake. Am I a dolt or what? I get those buildings confused in my mind.

      Comment by lessie — April 28, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

  3. FYI-i’ve been to that very marker….what a hike and what a view!!!

    Welcome to SC

    Comment by SC Listing Service — June 3, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

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