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Details for Benchmark: JV2083

N 39° 56.350 W 077° 03.767 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 572.53

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

Location:
In ADAMS county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
Z 161
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found before heading to the cemetery for a geocache.

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photoJV2083
photoJV2083
photoJV2083

Found this while geocaching in the area this afternoon.

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photoMr. GableGang finds the mark!

Found after getting a geocache nearby.

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photoJV2083

Found while my caching friends searched for a cache I had previously found.

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photoChurch benchmark

Found while looking for a cache.

Found after locating the nearby geocache.

Found while geocaching nearby. Disc is in good shape.

Found while caching with MrsV. Nice vertical.

Bonus to the Cemetery Cache! Sort of like a BOGO. Thanks ScoobyDash for bringing us here.

Out with Susieloco grabbing the Cemetary Cache. All is well. We always love these twofers.

Found while geocaching.

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photoChurch BM

On the church during Sunday services.

In the area to get the nearby creative cemetery cache. Grabbed this one too! As described.

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Found while visiting the nearby geocache.

Thanks for mentioning this benchmark!

Stopped for this benchmark while grabbing the nearby cemetery cache

Saw on the front of the church at the old cemetery.

Saw this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoJV2083

Doing a little Harley caching in the Gettysburg area....... SL TFTH walked around the building to look at the BenchMark!

Don't know we could found these until we were out caching tonight

Found this last week while grabbing the cache on the property. Thanks to the cache owner for mentioning the benchmark in the description so we could 2-for-1 it!

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photoBenchmark número dos

found this last year but never logged it, was new to caching and just learned about logging these

New to benchmark logging.

Found this on the deteriorating structure after finding the nearby geocache.

Grabbed this while getting the cache in the back of the property. I thought it was unique where the benchmark was located.

Out on a two day trip with my Son, Guitardozer, to finish up the last of grids I need to complete the Pa Delorme Challenge. Found this in good shape near the geocache site!

Made note of this benchmark while heading for a nearby cache.

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photoJV2083: Z 161 detail
photoJV2083: Z 161 building
photoJV2083: Z 161 setting

Made the quick find while grabbing a cache in the area.

Found this a couple months ago and forgot to log it TFTBenchmark

Re-logging after splitting accounts, but not splitting up!!!

Found this after finding the nearby cache. Took a picture and didn't even realize it was loggable!

Found it after finding the near by cache.

Two fer with the geocache out back.

Two for one for GEO MINI too. Got it while on the way home from East Berlin. Picked up the geocache in the cemetery and read about this Benchmark in the description. This is our first benchmark find. Glad it was so easy. We'll try some more difficult ones next.

"Two for one" - stopped here for a geocache and got this as a bonus!

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photoBerwick-20110719-00349

Nice Benchmark, Easy to find

found very easy, our first benchmark find and very interesting. will have to look for more

Found this disk to be in excellent shape.

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photoBenchmark

Picked this one up while in the area looking for a cache.

This entry was edited by Jack216 on Saturday, 11 September 2010 at 18:08:57.

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photoIn good shape
My second benchmark found.

First benchmark. Found while caching mere by.

Found while doing a cache near the church

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photoOn front side chest high mounted in the brick wall

I have a cache behind this church and hadn't even noticed the benchmark until the other day. I have never seen one on the the side of a building before.

It's good to find an easy one now and then.

Recovered in good condition...

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photoZ 161 (JV2083) disk - Adams Co., PA
photoZ 161 (JV2083) setting - view looking NNW
photoZ 161 (JV2083) area - view looking NE

Found very easy, it stuck right out.

                      The Benchmark Team
                       Tim, Keri & Tony
                       8/17/03 9:25pm
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photoJV2083 Disk

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this benchmark with no difficulty. It’s in terrific shape and exactly where it’s supposed to be on the side of the church for all to see, as pictured and described by Daclaren.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

This one was an easy find and is in excellent condition. The description given is accurate.

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photoJV2083 Close-up
Close-up photo of JV2083.
photoFront of church
Photo of part of the front of the church. You can see the benchmark in the wall of the church on the left side of the photo just above the white railing.
photoWide shot of church
Wide photo of the church at the intersection of Routes 234 and 94 near Hampton.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 4.5 MI W FROM EAST BERLIN. ABOUT 4.5 MILES WEST ALONG HIGHWAY NO. 234 FROM THE POST-OFFICE AT EAST BERLIN, 34 FT. EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY NO. 94, ABOUT 160 FT. NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY NO. 234, IN THE SOUTH-WEST CORNER OF A SMALL BRICK CHURCH, 4 FT. ABOVE THE GROUND, A STANDARD DISK SET VERTICALLY.
01/01/1970 by DECKER (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY R L DECKER 1970 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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