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Details for Benchmark: GF0766

N 36° 38.701 W 093° 10.627 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1070

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

Location:
In TANEY county, MO View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KIRBY
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.

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Found station, RM1, & RM2. See page at NGS for a more complete description as NGS found the markers in 1985.
Station mark--Now located in the front yard of a house, an easy find 14 ft west of edge of a gravel drive.
RM1--East of the station and near the road, about 3 ft directly north of a double-trunked tree. Flush with ground and may be buried.
RM2--North of station and near the road, on the other side of the road from station. About 1.5 ft southeast of a fiberglass witness post. May be buried.

[Photos:]
photoGF0766 Kirby station mark
photoStation mark area facing east.
photoGF0766 Kirby RM1
photoGF0766 RM1 facing south
photoGF0766 Kirby RM2
photoGF0766 RM2 facing north

Found this one while out with the grand daughters and grandpa GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1.

Mark in good shape.

Found this with my grandpa.
GEOTRAILBLAZER 1,he is teaching us about benchmarks.

alexis*cacher

Found it with grandpa GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1.
Out doing some geocaching and benchmark hunting family fun.

WE GOT THIS ONE ALSO WHILE WE WERE OUT AND AROUND BRANSON.
MARK IN GOOD SHAPE.
AND ANOTHER FOR THE BENCHMARK CONTEST.
STATION RECOVERY ONLY DUE TO RAIN.

[Photos:]
photoGF0766 KIRBY
GF0766 KIRBY TRIANGULATION STATION
photoGF0766 KIRBY
GF0766 KIRBY TRIANGULATION STATION SE.
photoGF0766 KIRBY
GF0766 KIRBY TRIANGULATION STATION NE.

Only a liitle bit on private land. Rm 1 destroyed.

[Photos:]
photoKirby Station
photoKirby #2
photoKirby #1 Destroyed
photoA Little East of the old store

We found the location. I appears to be in a trailer park. We didn't have the time available to meet with the various people there to get permission to walk around and find the markers. We will return at a later date.
Nancy and Bill - Happy Hopper

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1954 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 (JCM) THE STATION IS ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NORTH AND 3/4 MILE WEST OF KIRBYVILLE AND ABOUT 2-1/4 MILES EAST AND 1/2 MILE NORTH OF BRANSON, NEAR THE CENTER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 35, T 23 N, R 21 W, ON THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A PUBLIC ROAD. IT IS 42 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, 9 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A WITNESS POST AND 2 FEET SOUTH OF A FENCE. THE STATION MARK PROJECTS 1 INCH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED KIRBY 1954. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN KIRBYVILLE, GO WEST AND NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 80 FOR 2.0 MILES TO A T-JUNCTION, TURN RIGHT AND GO EAST AND NORTH ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.5 MILE TO A T-JUNCTION, TURN RIGHT AND GO EAST 0.2 MILE TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT. REFERENCE MARK 1 IS 28 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF THE ROAD AND 17 FEET NORTH OF A FENCE. THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND THE DISK IS STAMPED KIRBY NO 1 1954. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS 26 FEET WEST OF A POWERLINE POLE, 24 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF THE ROAD AND 3 FEET NORTH OF A FENCE. THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND THE DISK IS STAMPED KIRBY NO 2 1954. NO SUITABLE LOCATION FOR AN AZIMUTH MARK. NOTE- STATE HIGHWAY 80 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO U.S. HIGHWAY 160 AS OF 1 JANUARY 1954. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 14 METERS.
01/01/1972 by LOCENG (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1972 (ATL) KIRBY 1954 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. DID NOT LOOK FOR RMS. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--PRESENT DESCRIPTION OK.
05/29/1991 by MODNR (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MO DEPT OF NAT RES 1991 (DDP) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 2000.
  • 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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