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Details for Benchmark: KV1464

N 40° 41.733 W 075° 12.567 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 195.47

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

Location:
In NORTHAMPTON county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GATE
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found this morning in good condition. I walked these steps last night. Forgot how many of them there were. Nice to find a benchmark in Easton. Heading home later today; otherwise, I'd look for a few more in the area.

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photoKV1464
KV1464, designation "GATE".

EASY FIND I LITTERALLY RAN INTO IT AS I WAS DOING MY DAILY RUN RAN THE STEPS 4X

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photoGATE 1932
BENCHMARK LAFAYETTE COLLEGE BOT OF STEPS GATE 1932

Nice arch! Not so nice climb after....

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photoGATE
Nice benchmark next to a geocache

Found with the guys didn't know how to log these

Needed a Benchmark to qualify for a cache. This was a guarantee Benchmark, a friend had recently logged it so I knew it was here.

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photoThe Gate

Came down this morning to grab this benchmark as part of a requirement for a cache (kind of amazed I have not gotten this one before with the amount of times I've drivin within feet of it)

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photoKV1464

Was close by not finding a geocache. Luckily found this at least.

Found this benchmark while letterboxing and geocaching in the Easton area.

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photoKV1464 GATE

Found while visiting Lafayette College with son. Nice archway. Always enjoy finding these little gems. Thanks!

Found it with Mom

Found while geocaching with my daughter today.

Found while visiting my buddy at Lafayette. Recovered in good condition. Will add picture later.

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photoKV1464

observed, good thing this high up after the flood

Observed when trying for nearby cache.

Recovered in good condition..

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photoGATE (KV1464) disk - Easton, PA
photoGATE (KV1464) area - looking N

My first benchmark. Really interesting. I wonder how many people walk by this without ever noticing it!

Found it! Never knew this Benchmark existed.

This entry was edited by madhauler on Sunday, 23 January 2011 at 14:36:20.

Found it.®

Found easily by description.
I've never seen a vertical control disk (bench mark) with field corrections before. Note subsequent stamping "196.174", NGS page does give the warning: "WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monuments indicate possible vertical movement."

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photoKV1464 Easton Northampton Pa Close Up
photoKV1464 Easton Northampton Pa Another Close Up
Showing detail of subsequent marking.
photoKV1464 Easton Northampton Pa View East

Glad I didn't have to go up the stairs to find this one!! WOW... that's a hike.

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photoGATE, Easton, PA
Archway near Lafayette College.

I work about two blocks from this Benchmark.Needed it for a coin quest requirement. Drive by here almost daily.

Found during Lafayette/Lehigh game. Lots of activity.

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photoBenchmark at Lafayette Arch

Just a quick walk to the bottom of the hill to find this one.

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photoView of the arch

Easy to find, even did this one without a GPS. Mark is in good shape.

Nice gate at the bottom of a large hill on south campus Lafayette College and 3rd st. Another easy one.

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photoGate Benchmark Closeup

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 AT EASTON. AT EASTON, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, AT THE NORTH END OF NORTH THIRD STREET AT ITS JUNCTION WITH COLLEGE AVENUE, AT THE MEMORIAL ENTRANCE GATE TO LAFEYETTE COLLEGE, AND IN THE WEST FACE OF THE EAST STONE PILLAR. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED 196.217 GATE 1932 AND SET VERTICALLY.
01/01/1961 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1978 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 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. 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.

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