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Details for Benchmark: JW1237

N 39° 47.708 W 079° 09.924 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SOMERSET county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE
Marker Type:
microwave mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Surprised it hasn't been stolen. Though, not for the lack of effort!

Drove right past it today.

[Photos:]
photoJW1237

Found while geocaching

Saw this tower as we were geocaching in the area.

Recovered in good condition..

Note - It appears that the 'to reach' information in the 2nd half of the description was accidently pulled from JW1238 which is a disk about a mile to the NW.

[Photos:]
photoSALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE (JW1237) - Somerset Co, PA
..looking N

Was curious about this type of tower. Imposing looking devices at the top.

Drove right next to this ATT tower on our way down from Mt. Davis!

Found it with Dukemartin.

Coords were good on this. Could not see the red light on top of the tower today. The description seems a little messed up. A combination of two bm's descriptions?

[Photos:]
photogeneral photo of tower
photoClose up of tower top.

I saw this today while up on top of Mt Davis.

saw it from LOT on Mt Davis

[Photos:]
photo051

One of several in the area of our namesake--DV. Found with Seekers Four.

Climbed it - whoops, that was the observation tower nearby !! Found while visiting the area with dvrocksgps08.

[Photos:]
photoJW1237 on a beautiful fall afternoon

Found as described.

Found the tower...

...hard to miss...

[Photos:]
photoThe Tower
photoWARNING:

Found it. It's gray.

I am going to tentatively log this as a find as the tower, reflectors and all that was found in good condition but the tower was not "ALTERNATELY PAINTED RED AND WHITE". It was all grey and I assume at this stage it was merely repainted.

[Photos:]
photoJW1237, Mt. Davis, PA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1975 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (WOM) THE STATION, SALISBURY AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH MICROWAVE KGO-84, IS THE LIGHT ATOP A 4-LEGGED, SELF-SUPPORTING, STEEL MAST THAT IS ALTERNATELY PAINTED RED AND WHITE. THE STRUCTURE HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 185 FEET AND HAS SOME REFLECTORS NEAR THE TOP. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MEYERSDALE, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF GRANTSVILLE AND 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SALISBURY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 219 AND STATE HIGHWAY 669 IN SALISBURY, GO WEST ON HIGHWAY 669 FOR 0.7 MILE TO A T-ROAD JUNCTION, WHERE HIGHWAY 669 TURNS LEFT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH AND NORTHWEST ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 1.7 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT IN THE VILLAGE OF ST PAUL. TURN LEFT AND GO WESTERLY ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 4.0 MILES TO THE SALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE AND NORTH WOLFROCK ROAD ON THE RIGHT. BEAR RIGHT AND GO NORTHERLY ON NORTH WOLFROCK ROAD, A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 1.1 MILES TO A CROSSROAD. TURN LEFT AND GO WEST ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 0.4 MILE TO THE DAVIS MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER AND THE STATION. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD REFERENCE MARK DISK, STAMPED---NEGRO 1927 NO 3 1975---, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 5 X 5 FOOT BOULDER, THAT PROJECTS 1 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 38.1 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER AND 20.0 FEET NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A SMALL WOODEN

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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