Details for Benchmark: BG3747
N 30° 59.872 W 087° 29.326 (NAD 83)
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)
- In ESCAMBIA county, AL View Original Datasheet
- Marker Type:
- triangulation station disk
- set into the top of a round concrete monument
Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.
||Joe McKinney posted a note for BG3747
Could not locate marker. I only had a few minutes to look around and the grass in this area was knee deep. I'm sure the marker is still there, but this search needs to be done in the winter or after the grass has been mowed.
I did locate the azimuth marker and have uploaded a photo. This one is easy to find. Its on the east side of the highway in front of an auto parts store about a half mile north of the state line. The marker is on a concrete post about one foot tall and is visible from the highway.
[Photos:]UGSG Marker - Atmore Azimuth - Atmore, Alabama
Documented History (by the NGS)
|01/01/1938 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
|DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1938 (RAE)
THIS STATION IS LOCATED 1.9 MILES SSE OF ATMORE, ALABAMA, ON PROPERTY OWNED BY DR. MCMURPHY OF ATMORE, 13 FEET N OF A WIRE FENCE SAID TO BE ON FLORIDA-ALABAMA STATE LINE BUT IS ABOUT ON LINE AS MARKED BY ROAD SIGNS, 37 PACES W OF CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY, 26 PACES W OF FENCE CORNER, 36.5 FEET NNW OF NW CORNER OF PUROL SERVICE STATION, AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES.
SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE, AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE.
REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS NNE OF STATION, 1 FOOT S OF A WIRE FENCE, 22 FEET W OF A FENCE CORNER, AND PROJECTS 3 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS WNW OF STATION, 1.5 FEET E OF A WIRE FENCE, 97 FEET N OF FENCE SAID TO BE ON STATE LINE, AND PROJECTS 6 INCHES.
AZIMUTH MARK IS NW OF STATION, 39 FEET NE OF CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY, 2 FEET SW OF A WIRE FENCE, 8 FEET WNW OF A BOARD GATE, 12 FEET N OF A DRIVE ACROSS DITCH, AND PROJECTS 6 INCHES.
TO REACH FROM ATMORE, ALABAMA, GO S FROM TRAFFIC LIGHT ON U.S. 31, 1.9 MILES TO STATE LINE AND STATION ON R.
HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK - 100 FEET.
|01/01/1970 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
|RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 (LFS)
STATION UNDERGROUND MARK, REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 AND 2 AND AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. STATION SURFACE MARK WAS FOUND TILTED OUT OF POSITION AND WAS RESET OVER THE UNDERGROUND MARK. AZIMUTH MARK AND REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 ARE NO LONGER VISIBLE FROM THE GROUND AT STATION DUE TO BUILDINGS ON LINE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 3 WAS ESTABLISHED.
DUE TO CHANGES IN LAND MARKS AND HIGHWAY NUMBERS, A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS.
STATION IS LOCATED ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF ALABAMA STATE HIGHWAY 21 WHICH CHANGES TO FLORIDA STATE HIGHWAY 97 AT THE STATE LINE. STATION IS NEAR THE FLORIDA-ALABAMA STATE LINE ABOUT 1.9 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 31 AND STATE HIGHWAY 21 IN ATMORE, 104-1/2 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 21, 68 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A HOUSE, 39 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A 40 INCH PECAN TREE AND 25 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF A 36 INCH PECAN TREE, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST AND STAMPED ATMORE 1938 1970. THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND.
TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 31 AND STATE HIGHWAY 21 IN ATMORE, GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 21 FOR 1.35 MILES TO AZIMUTH MARK ON LEFT (EAST) SIDE OF HIGHWAY. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 31 FOR 0.5 MILE TO STATE LINE AND STATION ON RIGHT AS DESCRIBED.
REFERENCE MARK NO. 1, A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST AND STAMPED ATMORE 1938 NO 1, IS 61-1/2 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 21, 25 FEET WEST OF A TELEPHONE POLE, 21 1/2 FEET NORTHWEST OF A PECAN TREE, 14 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF DRIVEWAY AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A WITNESS POST. THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND.
REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS IN THE BACK YARD OF RESIDENCE ABOUT 3 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A SMALL BUILDING. A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST AND STAMPED ATMORE 1938 NO 2, PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES.
REFERENCE MARK NO. 3, A STANDARD DISK SET IN A DRILLHOLE IN THE EAST EDGE OF A SIDEWALK AND STAMPED ATMORE 1938 NO 3 1970, IS 144-1/2 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 21, 46-1/2 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HOUSE, 29 FEET NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE LINE TAVERN AND 14-1/2 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A 36 INCH TREE.
AZIMUTH MARK, STAMPED ATMORE 1938 IS 56 FEET NORTH OF DRIVE, 38 FEET EAST OF HIGHWAY 21 AND 1-1/2 FEET N OF POWER POLE. PROJECTS 6 INCHES.
- The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1992.
- The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
- The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
- The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.