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Details for Benchmark: HW3446

N 38° 34.119 W 079° 10.237 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In ROCKINGHAM county, VA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HIGH KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1956
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Mark found as described. Also noted reference mark for BM Knob on the corner of the tower. Arrow seemed slightly off, but I will presume it was just me.

Several windows have been broken, but otherwise good condition

Found this one during a trip to the virtual geocache, Back in Time. Beautiful stone tower, loved it!

Found tower as described in good condition.

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photoHW3446 - HIGH KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1956 - Tower
Picture of the lookout tower.
photoHW3446 - HIGH KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1956 - Close Up
A view closer up of the lookout tower.
photoHW3446 - HIGH KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1956 - Area View
View of the area surrounding the lookout tower.

Observed as described with gc.com users schwandt and sullydavid

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photoHIGH KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1956 In ROCKINGHAM county

derektiffany's preparations had us ready to make the discovery here. His log will contain much better photos than I could take. All is well with this benchmark, although I admit to being surprised that the tower itself was not the benchmark.

Still standing

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photoHW3446

Found while geocaching in the area.

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photoHW3446

A great day for a hike! I enjoyed the view from this tower:-) All in well shape!

We hiked to the High Knob Tower last Halloween. I found a couple benchmarks along the way and took pictures of them. It wasn't until tonight 8/21/2010 that I could log that I found them on Geocaching.com. Go figure!

Beautiful day. Found this one easily while grabbing the virtual cache on site.

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photoKelly at the tower

Found it with my dad(dukemartin).

Tower appears to be in good conditon. No equipment inside, just an empty room.

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photoTower

On my GW7 trip, thanks.

Found it!

Beautiful Tower, cloudy day with limited views.

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photoHW 3446 Knob High Lookout Tower
photoAlong the way UP - Bearing Tree 1
photoAlong the way - Bearing Tree 2
photoAlong the way - Bearing Tree 3

Cool tower! I've never seen a stone one before.

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photoLookout Tower

Found while doing Back in Time.

Very cool tower in great shape.

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photoHW3446
Tower

Excellent condition and proper position.
Pic faces south.

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phototower

Been to the tower a few times before, and probably walked right by this disk each time, but had to find it and log it before it drove me crazy.

Found this on our hike up to high knob. Didn't realize until later that we could log it as a find!

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photoHigh knob benchmark

Nice short hike to finish out a beautiful day!

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photoHigh Knob Fire Tower

The pointer at the corner of this tower led me to the triangulation marker also up here. Neat!

We found this marker as part of a hike to the restored High Knob fire tower with a ranger and with one of the men who originally manned the tower. Great hike to a great location.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1956 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (WRH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 10 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FRANKLIN AND ABOUT 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BRANDYWINE ON A HIGH POINT OF THE SHENANDOAH MOUNTAIN AND AT THE VIRGINIA-WEST VIRGINIA STATE LINE. THE LOOKOUT IS A 14 FOOT SQUARE WOODEN HOUSE SET ON TOP OF AN 18 FOOT ROCK FOUNDATION. IT IS ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH. IT IS 89.401 FEET, 27.250 METERS SOUTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION KNOB. THE CENTER OF THE TOWER WAS TRAVERSED TO.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in November 1994.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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