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Details for Benchmark: KV2873

N 40° 58.683 W 075° 08.283 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 401.11

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

Location:
In MONROE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
H 362
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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I've driven past this marker hundreds of times and never notice it before. Still in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoKV2873

Wow, funny story on this one. Goose and I had stopped at this Overlook earlier today to check out the views. We hung out for a couple of minutes and took a picture for a family before leaving. Later this afternoon, I happened to check for nearby Benchmarks. You can't imagine how surprised we were to see how close we had been and never knew it! I enjoyed how this one is monumented and can't believe we're only the third finders in 12 years!

[Photos:]
photoKV2873
photoStamped H 362

Right across from the stop sign. The "falling rock" sign has been moved, so the measurement from it isn't valid any more.

[Photos:]
photoKV2873 (H 362) Delaware Water Gap, PA
photoKV2873 setting, Delaware Water Gap, PA
As seen from the overlook entrance.

Found it this warm, rainy day after picking up our Status Crow reward cache across the river. We parked in the Resort Point Overlook lot and I crossed Route 611 to look for the marker. The coordinates were a few hundred feet off, and the sign mentioned in the description is no longer there (a similar sign exists, but it's apparently been moved a few feet up the road). Still, the marker was quite easy to find. As I was stepping over weeds and brambles by the side of the highway, some self-appointed constable drove up and was eyeing every car in the parking lot (I found out later). He questioned Aaron about what I was doing across the street! This marker is in a very exposed location very close to the road -- it can even be seen when you drive by if you know where to look. I had to get a little closer to take the photo, but it wasn't as if I was scaling the hillside. I wasn't aware it required a permit to walk along the side of the road! Some people need to mind their own business. When I crossed back to the lot, he was still there but didn't say anything to me. I ignored him, took a few photos, and we left -- one benchmark richer, completely soaked, and with a semi-interesting story to tell!

Zhanna and Aaron

[Photos:]
photoKV2873, Monroe County, PA
photoKV2873 and the exposed rock outcrop
photoThe overlook parking area as seen from the benchmark location
photoView of the Delaware River (and the highway) from Resort Point Overlook
photoZhannich is tired of all the rain!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1978 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1978 0.55 MI SE FROM DELAWARE WATER GAP. 0.55 MILE SOUTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 611 FROM THE POST OFFICE AT DELAWARE WATER GAP, OPPOSITE THE SOUTH END OF A TURN OUT, 24 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 7.5 FEET WEST OF A FALLING ROCK SIGN, AND SET VERTICALLY IN THE EAST FACE OF AN EXPOSED ROCK OUT CROP.

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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