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Details for Benchmark: KV5791

N 40° 59.098 W 074° 44.815 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SUSSEX county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ANDOVER MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type:
elevated tank
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found this on the way to cache in the Andover Boro park.

live so close to this benchmark and didn't even notice it

This one was an easy find. Getting a picture of the GPS with a date on it is harder.

[Photos:]
photoKV5791
photoKV5791 with GPS
photoSixth try to get the GPS toi show the date.

There no longer appears to be a ball at the top of the tank, but it looks like a siren or vent of some kind is now at the top of the tank.

[Photos:]
photoANDOVER MUNICIPAL TANK, Sussex Co. NJ

Older style tank is painted bluish-green and located behind houses on the last street at the edge of town. There's probably some vehicular access to the site, but I couldn't find it, so the photo is somewhat obscured by trees.

[Photos:]
photoStation ANDOVER MUNICIPAL TANK, Sussex County, NJ
Arrow indicates ball on top of tank which is the 'point observed upon.'

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (GWL) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE MUNICIPAL WATER TANK WHICH IS ON THE WESTERN OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. IT IS A SLENDER ALUMINUM COLORED WATER TANK SET ON A 4-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH. THE BALL AT THE APEX OF THE TANK WAS THE POINT OBSERVED UPON.
01/01/1959 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (LFV) INTERSECTION STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE AND CORRECT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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