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Details for Benchmark: JZ3741

N 39° 21.083 W 084° 32.550 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 608.8

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

Location:
In BUTLER county, OH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
K 144 RESET
Marker Type:
vertical control disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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I went looking for Benchmarks on the way home from the OKIC July Get Together, GC9BVK0.
I had to use my heal of my boots to remove most of the mud to find this BM.

[Photos:]
photothe BM
photoview 2
photothe area

The post is there but no mark, just a muddy hole where it used to be.

Found it in pretty good condition today.

[Photos:]
photoThe Benchmark

#290 Found it under about a half inch of mud. Good condition.

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photo010

Recovered in good condition at N 39° 21.040 W 084° 32.563.

[Photos:]
photoJZ3741(K 144 RESET) - Fairfield OH
photoJZ3741 - Eye level
photoJZ3741 - Looking N on Dixie Hwy.

Forgot to bring a tape measure & probe on this trip to Fairfield area and that was a big error....paced from the fire hydrant & light post but saw no evidence of BM....my guess is it is buried beneath the sod. The next trip I will be prepared.

10-31-2009 -- Found!
Since last trip a witness marker has been placed at the benchmark. No wonder I had no luck last time.....the mark is only 2 1/2 feet from the hydrant not 13 feet as stated in the description. In good condition

[This entry was edited by VagabondsWV on Saturday, November 07, 2009 at 7:56:31 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoK 144 RESET Fairfield, OH
the disk
photoK 144 RESET Fairfield, OH
the setting, witness marker, and hydrant

No luck.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1993 by LOCENG (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY LOCAL ENGINEER (INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM) 1993 LOCATED 4.10 FEET (1.25 M) WEST OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE SIDEWALK ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF DIXIE HIGHWAY (STATE ROUTE FOUR) IN THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD, APPROXIMATELY 270 FEET (82.3 M) SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF DIXIE HIGHWAY AND SYMMES ROAD, AND APPROXIMATELY 35.50 FEET (10.82 M) NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE NORTHERNMOST DRIVEWAY INTO THE FAIRFIELD CROSSINGS RETAIL MALL, AND APPROXIMATELY 13.25 FEET (4.04 M) FROM THE CENTER OF THE TOP NUT OF A FIRE HYDRANT LOCATED BETWEEN THE CURB AND THE SIDEWALK ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF DIXIE HIGHWAY, AND APPROXIMATELY 89 FEET (27.1 M) FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LONG JOHN SILVERS RESTAURANT BUILDING, AND APPROXIMATELY 73.60 FEET (22.43 M) FROM THE CENTER OF A ROUND, CONCRETE LIGHT POLE BASE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE NORTHERNMOST DRIVEWAY INTO THE FAIRFIELD CROSSINGS RETAIL MALL.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.