Humboldt meridian

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The Humboldt meridian in California, longitude 124° 07' 10" west from Greenwich, intersects the base line on the summit of Mount Pierce at latitude 40° 25' 02" north (co-ordinates in NAD27 datum),[1] and governs the surveys in the northwestern corner of California, lying west of the Coast Range of mountains, and north of township 5 south, of the Humboldt meridian system.[2] This principal meridian was established in 1853.[3]

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Coordinates: 40°25′02.06″N 124°07′14.12″W / 40.4172389°N 124.1205889°W / 40.4172389; -124.1205889