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Details for Benchmark: CS2561

N 32° 44.174 W 097° 09.423 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 571

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BROWNNING
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Reference Points

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We located 2 of the marks in the area while geocaching.

[Photos:]
photoBrownning No.1 CS2561
photoCS2561

We found all three reference points. All are in good condition and pictures are attached.

[Photos:]
photoNo. 2
photoNo. 3
photoNo.1

Decided to take a few hours and complete ethe Lone Star Busy Day Challenge, and this part of town seemed like the perfect palce to complete all requirements: A traditional cache, a multi cache, a puzzle, a virtual, a whereigo, a letterbox, and a benchmark!

And this is my benchmark for the day! Parked nearby soon after was taking a pic. Glad this one was easy to spot!

[Photos:]
photobm1
photobm2
photobm3

Recovered in decent condition. Face of the mark has some damage.

Returned on 3/4/11 to try to recover the reference marks and the azimuth mark. The reference marks are a piece of cake, but the azimuth mark was no where to be seen. last recovery in 63 says it was buried, and there was no sign of the witness post it mentioned.

Ref 1: N32 44.194 W097 09.414
Ref 2: N32 44.187 W097 09.396

This entry was edited by Teamcameron52 on Friday, 04 March 2011 at 17:45:49.

[Photos:]
photoBrownning
photoArea- Brownning
photoBROWNNING REF NO 1
photoBROWNNING REF NO 1 area
photoBROWNNING REF NO 2
photoBROWNNING REF NO 2 area

Found this benchmark while out with TommeGun and QuadWrays on the Lone Star Challenge. This was my first benchmark, may do more in the future.

In town, caching with TommeGun and Leprechaun49. We'd just finished the caching requirements for a challenge, but we still needed a benchmark before we could head toward the final.

We pulled in and were able to spot where we needed to go for this one. I will upload the pics once I download them off my GPSr.

Thanks for the benchmark visit. Very neat to see, and was extremely peaceful here!

[Photos:]
photoCS2561 Benchmark

Out with Leprechaun49 and QuadWrays working on a challenge. Found this as part of the The Lone Star Busy Day Challenge. This benchmark is located in a very tranquill area and we enjoyed finding it.

THis is my first benchmark to find as a geocacher. I have driven by this quiet college campus but haven't stopped to appreciate its history or beauty. The view from the top of campus is awesome. Took picture for both Winstonsdad and me. :)

[Photos:]
photoFirst Found Benchmark for WD and WM

Found today with Winstonsmom. It was right where it was supposed to be! Will try to upload pictures later.

Found with Amada. I have always been intrugued with the history of this place. The idea of gangsters running a Speakeasy in Arlington and having escape tunnels out the backside of the hill, how cool is that!

[Photos:]
photocs2561.jpg
photocs2561&car.jpg
photoABC.jpg

Well I finally found this one with my son, thanks to the description of AE5D. Last time I looked for it, I wandered around aimlessly as my GPS couldn't find the right location. Unfortunately, my batteries died in my camera before I could download them, but I will try to take them again now that I know where to find it!

[last edit: 8/17/2003 4:33:36 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoSuccess at last!
Triangulation disk & GPS (sorry about the knee)
photoView to the east
The view east from the hill.

This mark is near the southwest corner of the lawn at Arlington Baptist College, 3001 West Division St., at the top of a small hill.

There are supposed to be Reference Marks nearby, but I made no attempt to find them, since I already felt guilty about ignoring the ''No Trespassing'' sign.

[last edit: 8/10/2003 3:57:36 PM PST]

[Photos:]
photoCS2561 -1
At least it's in a shady spot.
photoCS2561 -2
This is a fairly common setting.
photoCS2561 -3
Closer view of the mark.

There were signs on the ABC property that said Private Property - No Tresspassing, so I did. I made a quick dash up to the benchmark, took some pictures, and went on my way.

[Photos:]
photoCS2561
Benchmark CS2561
photoView of Division from the Benchmark
Here's a view of Division street from CS2561.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1947 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1947 (FRG) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 2.5 MILES WEST OF ARLINGTON AND ABOUT 3.5 MILES EAST OF HANDLEY. STATION IS 100 FEET NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80, 123.5 FEET WEST OF A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, ON THE HIGHEST KNOLL IN THE VICINITY. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT THREE INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED BROWNNING 1947. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 141.73 FEET NORTHEAST OF STATION, 13 FEET WEST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF PRIVATE DRIVEWAY AND 1 FOOT WEST OF A STONE CURB. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT TWO INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED BROWNNING NO. 1 1947. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 136.40 FEET EAST OF STATION, 14 FEET EAST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF PRIVATE DRIVEWAY AND 1 FOOT EAST OF A STONE CURB. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT TWO INCHES AND THE DISK ISSTAMPED BROWNNING NO. 2 1947. AZIMUTH MARK IS APPROXIMATELY 0.3 MILE NORTHEAST OF STATION, 30 FEET SOUTH OF A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY, 21 FEET WEST OF A HARD SURFACED ROAD, 8 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCECORNER, 3.5 FEET NORTHWEST OF WITNESS POST AND IS DIRECTLY UNDER A FENCE. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 2 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED BROWNNING 1947. TO REACH STATION FROM THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN HANDLEY GO EAST ON HIGHWAY U.S. 80 FOR 3.7 MILES TO STATION ON LEFT OR NORTH OF HIGHWAY AS DESCRIBED. CONTINUE EAST FOR 0.1 MILE TO AN INTERSECTION OF A HARD SURFACED ROAD, TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH 0.2 MILE TO AZIMUTH MARK ON LEFT AS DESCRIBED. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 30 METERS.
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (HWH) STATION AND REFERENCE MARKS NO. 1 AND NO. 2 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THIS STATION IS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE BAPTIST BIBLE SEMINARY, NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY ON A GRASSY WOODED KNOLL TO THE WEST OF THE MAIN DRIVEWAY.
01/01/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (SEU) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARKS NOS. 1, 2 AND THE AZIMUTH MARK WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE STATION SITE IS NOW IN A LAWN ON THE GROUNDS OF THE BAPTIST BIBLE SEMINARY. THE STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST GROUND IN LAWN, AND THE REFERENCE MARKS ARE ON THE EASTERN SLOPE OF LAWN. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS AT THE WEST EDGE OF DRIVEWAY. THE LINE OF SIGHT BETWEEN REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 AND STATION IS BLOCKED BY THE CORNER OF A BRICK BUILDING. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS AT THE EAST EDGE OF THE DRIVEWAY. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A CULTIVATED PATCH. A STEEL WITNESS POST WAS SET 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE MARK. IT IS ABOUT 1 INCH BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN HANDLEY, GO EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 80 FOR 3.8 MILES TO STATION ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE EAST 0.1 MILE TO CROWLEY ROAD. TURN LEFT, NORTH, AND FOLLOW CROWLEY ROAD FOR 0.2 MILE TO AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT.
01/01/1986 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 IN ARLINGTON. IN ARLINGTON, AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80 (DIVISION STREET) AND A PAVED ROAD LEADING NORTH TO THE ARLINGTON BAPTIST COLLEGE AND WORLD BAPTIST FOLLOWSHIP MISSION, 38.1 M (125.0 FT) WEST OF THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, 24.7 M (81.0 FT) NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE WEST BOUND LANES OF THE HIGHWAY, 18.9 M (62.0 FT) NORTHWEST OF A SIGN (WORLD BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP MISSION, AND 9.1 M (29.9 FT) SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE WORLD BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP MISSION OFFICE BUILDING.
09/21/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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