Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Prime Meridian Marker



The Prime Meridian Marker is located in Cascades Park near downtown Tallahassee and is the beginning of all private property descriptions in the state of Florida. The marker is the point at which the meridian parallel and the baseline parallel intersect and creates the starting point for Florida's survey system, which began under the direction of President Thomas Jefferson. The point was set in 1824 by acting Governor George Walton. You can see the location of the marker sitting on a giant map of the state of Florida in the second picture (black arrow). Linking to signs, signs.

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is a nice way to have a look at Florida.

Revrunner said...

Well, now, I'm glad we have that settled. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

interesting.

William Kendall said...

Quite a creative display!

And on that, at least, you can walk across Florida in ten seconds.

Sylvia K said...

That is interesting!!

Lowell said...

This is fascinating. I wonder how many people stop to take a look at it. I wonder if Tallahassee Repubs use it to gerrymander the districts to elect more of their friends?

RedPat said...

Fascinating, Lois!

VioletSky said...

A n easy way to walk across the state!

Birdman said...

That's pretty cool. Lots of visitors? I wonder.

Tom said...

Sound a bit confusing for my simple mind. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jim said...

A very interesting marker. Great presentation.

VP said...

They did it very well, it is an interesting landmark!

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting post, Lois !

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Fascinating!

Jack said...

Lois, this is an absolutely fascinating post. I just take all property measurements for granted. The thought that someone picked a spot and everything spreads out from there is new to me. Thank you.