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Details for Benchmark: HW3668

N 38° 39.767 W 078° 22.333 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1097.78

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

Location:
In RAPPAHANNOCK county, VA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
J 95 RESET
Marker Type:
metal rod
Setting:
a metal rod driven into the ground
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Saw this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoHW3668Cover
photoHW3668

Mark found as described. Likewise, I also used BlackDog's coords.

Recovered in good . I used Black Dog's coords.

Found in good condition.
Report sent to the NGS.

[Photos:]
photoHW3668 - Closeup
photoHW3668 - Area View
Shenandoah National Park Headquarters in background.

17 S 0728623E 4282619N
The location of this unusual station is as described in the NGS Data Sheet, in the strip of grass between US 211 and the parking lot in front of the Shenandoah National Park Headquarters Building.

[Photos:]
photoJ 95 RESET -- Page County, VA
N 38° 39.759 W 078° 22.344

This rod was found as described except that it is right in front of the parking area, not right in front of the building.

[Photos:]
photoAt station J 95 RESET in Page County, Virginia
The station's position is in the lower left corner of the picture. The view is Eastbound on U.S. 211.
photoAt station J 95 RESET in Page County, Virginia
The access cover with the designation.
photoStation J 95 RESET in Page County, Virginia
The rod under the access cover.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1992 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 4.0 MI (6.4 KM) WESTERLY ALONG US HWY 211 FROM THE SKYLINE DRIVE OVERPASS TO THE MARK ON THE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, A METAL ROD DRIVEN 2.1 METERS AND FLUSH WITH THE GROUND, 13 FT (4.0 M) EAST OF THE EAST EDGE OF THE HIGHWAY, 6 FT (1.8 M) NORTH NORTHWEST OF A CATCHBASIN, AND 3 FT (0.9 M) WEST OF A LARGE SIGN INSCRIBED SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS. NOTE--ACCESS IS THROUGH A LOGO CAP.
10/2/1998 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1998 (RLA) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1999.
  • 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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