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Details for Benchmark: JV1969

N 39° 47.650 W 077° 15.183 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 571.94

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

Location:
In ADAMS county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
P 193
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Saw this benchmark while caching in the area. Coordinates we had were: N 39 47.655 W 077 15.201.

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photoJV1969

Observed Benchmark as described with CacheClown76 and Awesnap.
See photos on log by CC76.

Observed Bench Mark with CacheClown76 and VPDJ.

Observed as described with Awesnap and VPDJ. See photo(s). CC76...

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photoScreen Shot
photoJV1969 Up Close
photoJV1969 Area

Found in good shape just across the road from the posted cords. Found at N39° 47.657 W77° 15.201.

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photoJV1969
photoJV1969 Surroundings

Found while caching with harge1 and geojo1.

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photoJV1969
photoJV1969 location

While caching with kathleenjo and harge1 we were on our way to try the Monumentally Amazed multi. We took a little detour to find this one right along the road on the top of a cement culvert.

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photoJV1969 disk
P 193
photoJV1969 disk location

Easy to find, but the road is busy.

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photoclose up view of benchmark
photoeye level view of benchmark

Found while visiting Gettysburg with our scout troop. coords were right on to allow a quick find.

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photoLocation of benchmark
photoClose up of benchmark

Found while driving through the National Park. Coordinates were close enough to find.

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photoGettysburg 032

Posts make these culvert marks easier to locate while driving.

Recovered in good condition - as said before, great views of the area...

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photoP 193 (JV1969) disk - Gettysburg, PA
photoP 193 (JV1969) disk & sunset - view looking WNW
photoP 193 (JV1969) area - view looking NNE

Easily found with available description.

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photoJV1969 disk closeup

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

Located this benchmark with a fellow benchmark hunter with no difficulty. It’s as described, and in terrific shape and exactly where it’s supposed to be.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

A very easy find with a beautiful view of the surrounding battlefield.

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photoJV1969 disk, just S of Gettysburg, PA
photoJV1969, looking SE toward Big Round Top, S of Gettysburg, PA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1966 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 3 MI SW FROM GETTYSBURG. 3.0 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 15 FROM THE RAILROAD STATION AT GETTYSBURG, ADAMS COUNTY, 163.3 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH CORNER OF A CREAM PAINTED BUNGALOW, 12.3 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A POWER-TRANSMISSION LINE POLE, IN THE WEST END OF A CULVERT, AND 19.2 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED P 193 1942.

Control Text

  • 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 June 1991.
  • 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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