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Fort Sill Boundary Survey USACE Tulsa District

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A massive project, totally over 100 miles after mods, performed under an IDIQ with the US Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District.

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Fort Sill Boundary Survey USACE Tulsa District

  1. 1. CONTINENTAL MAPPING www.continentalmapping.com 888.815.3327 PROJECT PROFILE: USACE Tulsa District Boundary Survey THE STORY: After the Civil War, American military focus shifted to the immense task of settling the west. In early 1869, Major General Phil Sheridan staked out a patch of land deep in Indian Territory that would become Fort Sill. At the time, Oklahoma was virtually off limits to settlement and would not become a state for another 38 years. Fast forward almost 150 years, and the Army’s Fort Sill is stronger than ever at a sprawling 323,760 square miles. Fort Sill is consid- ered one of the premier training facilities in the military, tasked with training the best artillery soldiers in the world. Fort Sill has grown regularly through the years, but formal tracking of the fort’s real estate holdings had not kept pace. Prior to the project, the most recent boundary survey was performed by the Army in 1936. This meant that in 2014, approximately 25% of the fort’s boundary was missing from the official record. Additionally, a roadway realignment completed several decades prior had never been surveyed. That roadway, as seen above, cuts right through the fort and the adjacent Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. On top of that, encroachments and inferior security fencing in remote sections of the base dictated the need for boundary survey. Continental Mapping was tasked by the US Army Corps of Engineers to perform 75 miles of boundary surveying at Fort Sill. Work has included site investigation, land records research, coordination with local, state and federal agencies, establishing monuments and signs at every corner, and delivering a final survey for recordation at the county courthouse. The survey research proved to be a significant task involving many historical documents, some dating back to the late 1800s, describing the history of Fort Sill’s boundary. At that time, the boundary was marked by four stones at each corner of the property. Continental Mapping is using all available sources to accurately retrace the boundary including resurvey information from the Bureau of Land Management and US Army as well as local surveys. LOCATION: Oklahoma YEAR COMPLETED: 2015 OBJECTIVE: Re-establish government property lines KEY POINTS: • 75 miles of boundary to re-establish • Conflation of numerous historical records • Performed simultaneously with other site work • Active military training facility C lea r Boggy C reekMuddyBoggyCr eek R ed River Kiamichi River Little River Mntn. Fk. PoteauRiv e r W ashitaRive BeaverCreek R ed Ri ver North Wichita River e Pease River N orth Pease River Red River ver rth Fork Of Red River anadian River Washita River W olf Creek North Can adia n River North Canadian River CanadianR iver Cimarron River Deep Fork Of The Canad ian River Illinois Riv er A rkansas Ri ver Sand Creek Cro oked Cree k Bluf fCreek M ule Cre ek Salt Fork Of Arkansas River Ni nnescah R. Slate C r. E lk Rive r Fa ll R iver LittleCane y CaneyRiver WalnutRiver ArkansasRiver BirdC reek Hominy Cr. Webbers Falls Port of Catoosa Newt Graham Chouteau W.D. Mayo Wichita River Arkansas River LakeKemp TomSteed Altus Fort Cobb Thunderbird Foss Cheney LakeHudson Grand Lake McGeeCreek Arbuckle Broken Bow Pine Creek Hugo Sardis Pat Mayse Lake Texoma Truscott Waurika Arcadia Heyburn Eufaula Wister Robert S.Kerr Tenkiller Ferry Fort Gibson Keystone Skiatook Oologah Copan ElkCity Toronto El Dorado Fall River Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake Hulah Birch Fort Supply Canton Great Salt Plains Kaw 3 3 3 19 19 51 51 33 43 412 400 169 169 400 412 183 183 412 69 69 75 75 83 75 77 54 64 75 70 70 70 82 271 177 177 259 271 59 44 44 35 35 35 40 40 40 44 44 Pratt Fredonia Independence Jet Coffeyville Bartlesville PoncaCity Stillwater Shawnee OKLAHOMA CITY Enid Norman Lawton Duncan ElkCity Woodward Ardmore Wichita Falls TULSA Broken Arrow Muskogee Claremore Tahlequah Sallisaw Fort Smith Okmulgee Henryetta McAlester Durant Idabel Denison Sherman Ada Joplin WICHITA KANSAS OKLAHOMA ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA TEXAS OKLAHOMA MISSOURI KANSAS Keystone Webbers Falls Tenkiller Eufaula Robert S. Kerr Ft. Gibson Broken Bow Denison Altus AFB Fort Sill Sheppard AFB Tinker AFB Vance AFB McAlester AAP

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