Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: JZ0585

N 39° 05.600 W 084° 50.900 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 481.94

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

Location:
In DEARBORN county, IN View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LAWRENCEBURG
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
mat foundation, concrete slab, etc.
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Must Read!

Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.

Located during a short walk early this morning.

We're from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary this week.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585

OMG. FOUND it. Cords had us elsewhere. Went by pics in the logs. Out with JasmineGro and SassySySy.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585

In the area caching, benchmarking and waymarking. Spotted this one quickly on a Sunday morning.

Mark recovered in good condition

[Photos:]
photoLooking east
photoClose up

Out on a caching run with BuckeyeFinnigan and we spotted this one.

Found in good shape at N39° 05.643 W84° 50.847.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585
photoJZ0585 surroundings

Still BM'ing.

Found it at the old post office

[Photos:]
photocloseup with our pathtags
photolocation of Disk

Station recovered as described in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585 Closeup
photoJZ0585 w/GPS
photoJZ0585 looking NE

found it

[Photos:]
photo100_7345

Recovered in good condition. Did not verify the dimensions in the 1986 recovery but they look reasonable.

The building still has the original Post Office sign on the front even though the Post Office is no longer located here. Currently the sign on the mailbox on the front of the building says: “ Dandrea La Rosa Art”.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585 - Disk - Lawrenceburg, Indiana
photoJZ0585 - Eye level view
photoJZ0585 - Looking northeast.
Arrow points to the mark.
photoJZ0585 - Looking approximately north-northeast.
Arrow points to the mark.
photoJZ0585 and JZ0633 - Looking north-northeast
Shows JZ0585 in relation to another nearby benchmark.
photoJZ0585 - Building sign

Yet another one I never noticed until I started geocaching.

Still in good condition even if post office is for sale!

[Photos:]
photoIMAGE_051.jpg

5/14/06

[Photos:]
photoLawrenceburg, IN
photoLawrenceburg, IN (area)

Good Condition. Found as part of the 2006 Benchmark Recovery Contest.

[Photos:]
photoJZ0585 Disk.JPG
photoJZ0585 Area A.JPG
photoJZ0585 Area B.JPG

Found easier with the description than with the coords.

[Photos:]
photoLawrenceburg NGS JZ0585

Found this BM at the Post Office in Lawrenceburg as described and in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoLawrenceburg - Dearborn County, IN
photoLawrenceburg - Dearborn County, IN

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1938 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1947 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1947 AT LAWRENCEBURG. AT LAWRENCEBURG, DEARBORN COUNTY, 0.4 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD STATION, 66 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE TRACK, AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHORT AND WILLIAM STREETS, AT THE POST OFFICE, IN THE TOP STEP, 12 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE, 42 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF SHORT STREET, AND ABOUT 3 FEET HIGHER THAN THE STREET. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED LAWRENCEBURG 1938.
01/01/1986 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. IN LAWRENCEBURG, AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHORT AND WILLIAMS STREETS, IN THE NORTHWEST END OF THE LANDING OF THE SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE TO THE POST OFFICE, 18.5 M (60.7 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF SHORT STREET, 15.3 M (50.2 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF WILLIAMS STREET, 3.7 M (12.1 FT) NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF THE ENTRANCE, AND 0.3 M (1.0 FT) SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST FACE OF THE BUILDING. THE MARK IS 0.9 M ABOVE THE STREET.

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. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • 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.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page