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Details for Benchmark: FB2496

N 35° 37.566 W 083° 29.920 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 4596

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

Location:
In SEVIER county, TN View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ET 39 WCE
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Great trail, doesn't seem to be heavily used.

Was not looking for a benchmark, but ran across it while backpacking.

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photoClose up

Found this while hiking on the sugarland mountain tr.

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photoet 39 wce
Found this guy in good shape.

We found this benchmark while on a hiking trip from Clingman's Dome to the Elkmont Campground. The benchmark is in good shape.

I found this benchmark while hiking with some friends. It is in the top of a rock along Sugarland Mountain Trail. It is South (continue up towards the AT) of the intersection with Rough Creek Trail, but before you get to the Appalachian Trail. There is a scratch on the bottom portion of the T on the disk, but it is easily readable.

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photoView of Area - FB2496 - ET 39 WCE
photoBenchmark - FB2496 - ET 39 WCE

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1963 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1963 GATLINBURG, 2.5 MI S. OF POST OFFICE, ALONG U. S. HIGHWAY 441 TO JUNCTION OF TENNESSEE STATE HIGHWAY 73 AT SUGARLAND, TURN W. (RIGHT) ON HIGHWAY 73 FOR 4.9 MI TO T-RD. SE. AND SIGN ELKMONT RANGER STATION, TURN SE. (LEFT) AND GO 2.1 MI TO Y-RD., TURN SE. (LEFT) FOR 1.0 MI TO LOCKED GATE, CONTINUE 3.5 MI TO DIM TRAIL E., PACK E. ABOUT 1.5 HRS. ON TRAIL TO JUNTION OF TRAIL ON TOP OF GARLAND MOUNTAIN, TURN SE. (RIGHT) AND PACK 20 MIN. TO SADDLE WHERE TRAIL IS ON TOP OF RIDGE, 174 FT E. OF BEND IN TRAIL, 164 FT E. OF TRAIL AT SADDLE, 27 FT ENE. OF METAL WITNESS SIGN ON PINE TREE, 11 FT N. OF METAL WITNESS SIGN ON PINE TREE, 5 FT W. OF CENTERLINE OF TRAIL ON TOP OF BOULDER 2 FT ABOVE TRAIL, STANDARD DISK STAMPED---ET 39 WCE 1963---.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1999. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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