Decros Point Quandrangle: Texas

Description

Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including Matagorda Bay, Intracoastal Waterway, Matagorda Peninsula, Decros Point, Matagorda Club Airport, Matagorda Club, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 58 x 51 cm.

Creation Information

Geological Survey (U.S.) 1957.

Context

This map is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Library Consortium and was provided by the Hardin-Simmons University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 143 times. More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
    Publisher Info: For Sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Center, Denver, Colorado or Washington 25, D.C.
    Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.

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  • Main Title: Decros Point Quandrangle: Texas
  • Added Title: Decros Point, Tex.

Description

Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including Matagorda Bay, Intracoastal Waterway, Matagorda Peninsula, Decros Point, Matagorda Club Airport, Matagorda Club, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 58 x 51 cm.

Notes

"Interior - Geological Survey, Washington, D.C. - 1957. M R-0051."

"Decros Point, Tex. N2822.5-W9615/7.5, 1952"

"Contour interval 5 feet. Datum is mean sea level. Depth curves and soundings in feet - Datum is mean low water. Shoreline shown represents the approximate line of high water. The mean range of tide is approximately 1 foot."

"This map complies with national map accuracy standards."

"A folder describing topographic maps and symbols is available on request."

"Control by USC&GS. Culture and drainage in part compiled from aerial photographs taken 1946-1947. Topography by plane-table surveys 1952. Hydrography from USC&GS Chart 1284, (1:80,000). Polyconic projection. 1927 North American datum."

"10,000-foot grid based on Texas coordinate system south central zone. 1000-meter Universal Transverse Mercator grid ticks, zone 14, shown in blue."

Polyconic projection: W 96° 22′30″ -- W 95° 15′ / N 28° 30′ -- N 28° 22′30″.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307001715217
  • Accession or Local Control No: 3.A.6
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth492987

Collections

This map is part of the following collections of related materials.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

Historic topographic maps of locations in Texas and surrounding states. The detailed maps include precise locations of roads, waterways, structures and more.

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  • 1957

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 14, 2014, 9:20 a.m.

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  • Sept. 22, 2014, 1:29 p.m.

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  • N:28.44706, E:-96.337533, S: 28.3693, W:-96.391263

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Geological Survey (U.S.). Decros Point Quandrangle: Texas, map, 1957; Washington, D.C.. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth492987/: accessed February 6, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.

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