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Details for Benchmark: HS2954

N 37° 16.000 W 121° 55.533 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 203.7

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
R 1122
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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As others have noted, the GPS coordinates for this are off. The marker is on New Jersey Avenue at the southwest corner of New Jersey and Foxworthy, next to a drain.

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photoHS2954
Dec. 2018

Thanks to Marky's info and coords, a quick slightly rainy find.

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photoHS2954

Finally got this one it was actually at the corner of Foxworthy and New Jersey.

Took a couple times but today Smitty007 and I found it.

Yes, I finally found this after searching several corners and such. Coors were off a bit.

Quick find after flipping a U-ie... still in good shape

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photoHS2954

Grabbed this one on the way to work. Marky's coordinates worked the best!

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photoNice Picture....
with my etrex!

Found this benchmark this morning while on the geocaching Coin Quest III.
This find meets requirement #11.

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photothe benchmark

Found in good condition. While I was taking a picture of it I noticed the homeowner(?) looking over my Jeep suspension and such, then he came over to see what I was up to and chat about offroading. :) Station is marked "R1122 1960".

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photoHS5294

Looks like the homeowners are doing some landscaping because I almost didn't see the benchmark at first because of the dirt that was almost completely covering it! Still in good shape.

I'm so envious--I wish I had a benchmark in front of my house. ;-)

This benchmark is just a few blocks from our current home and I drive past it several times a week. So with some extra time this afternoon, I stopped to look for it. Found it this time. Don't know what my problem was the last time but I think I was looking on the wrong side of the street. Nurse Dave rolled his eyes at me when I got back to the car.

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photoBenchmark shot.

Twenty miles of biking, six benchmarks. This was # 2!
I use to live a block away from here.

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photoR 1122

another snap to find. Semi-Hex

N 37° 16.032 W 121° 55.530

This benchmark was in the catch basin, as described. Our third benchmark of the evening, just before running out of daylight.

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photoHS2954 Benchmark
Closeup of HS2954
photoCatch Basin
Here's a view of the catch basin, looking north (with the Benchmark visible just to the south of the metal grate).

Very confusing description. All of the things described (metal drainage area, pole with guy wire) seemed to be on the opposite side of New Jersey than described. For good measure, I checked out all of the poles in the area and found no benchmark. Very confoozling. Maybe I'll visit again and see if I can locate it.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 7 MI SW FROM SAN JOSE. 2.2 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT SAN JOSE, THENCE 2.0 MILES SOUTH ALONG ALMADEN ROAD, THENCE 2.8 MILES WEST ALONG FOXWORTHY AVENUE, AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF NEW JERSEY AVENUE, IN TOP OF THE WEST CONCRETE CURB OF NEW JERSEY AVENUE AND AT THE SOUTH END OF A CONCRETE CATCH BASIN, 52 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF FOXWORTHY AVENUE, 19 1/2 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF NEW JERSEY AVENUE, 4 FEET SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF POWER POLE 7-11 WITH A GUY WIRE, 0.6 FOOT SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A STEEL DRAIN GRATE, AND ABOUT 1/2 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE AVENUES.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
05/04/1991 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1991 (JB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/16/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/15/1997 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1997 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • 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 geoid height was determined by GEOID99.