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Details for Benchmark: JW0885

N 39° 37.833 W 079° 57.533 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 822.68

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

Location:
In MONONGALIA county, WV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
V 26
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found with daughters

Beware the geese!

Found easily from coordinates and directions. The disk is just outside of a wooden fence along a walking path that was a bed for the railroad tracks. Thanks, Fort Rectus

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photoJW 0885 Vicinity
photoJW 0885 Location
photoJW 0885 Disk

Found it - moved the roofing and removed several inches of dirt to uncover the benchmark

Found as described. Disk and setting in good condition.

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photoV 26 JW0885 Morgantown, WV
under the roofing shingle
photoV 26 JW0885
thru the fence & under the shingles

Disk is in good condition. Found it with Dukemartin.

Disk is in good condition. Found it with Paintedwarrior.

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photoJW0885 Location
photoJW0885 Closeup

The rail line was abandoned and is now part of the Mon. Co. Rail Trail. The bridge is still there and the disk is in place.

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photoJW0885 benchmark
photoJW0885 setting

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1956 by USGS (MARK NOT FOUND)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1956 AT MORGANTOWN. AT MORGANTOWN, MONONGALIA COUNTY, 390 FEET NORTH OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD STATION, AT BRIDGE 361, IN THE TOP OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH CONCRETE ABUTMENT.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, THIS MARK WAS REPORTED BY USGS IN 1956 AS NOT RECOVERED AND PROBABLY DESTROYED.

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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