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Details for Benchmark: KV6248

N 40° 41.705 W 074° 24.162 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 236

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

Location:
In MORRIS county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MT VERNON AZ MK 2
Marker Type:
azimuth mark 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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Happy New Year. Easy find with the snow cover. The grate popped open with a slight pry from my screwdriver.

This station is in New Providence, Union County, not in Morris! Found easily by description and coordinates. I used my trowel to open the iron cover. (Mount Vernon Reset is across the river in Morris County. That might have confused someone.)

[Photos:]
photoKV6248 New Providence Union NJ Close Up
photoKV6248 New Providence Union NJ View South
Showing iron cover
photoKV6248 New Providence Union NJ View West
Toward the Murray Hill Train Station


This benchmark is exactly as described by others. Lid was easily opened with screwdriver to reveal benchmark about 6 inches below. Nice historic train station nearby. See pics for details.

[This entry was edited by PJOutdoors on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 10:56:20 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark1.JPG
photoBenchmark3.JPG
photoBenchmark4.JPG

Adjacent to the Murray Hill train station, in an underground enclosure!

[Photos:]
photoEnclosure
photoLooking over the enclosure toward the station.

This was out in the open and easy to find, the coordinates were correct, I didn't open it as it is hard to open, but it is the one that is pictured in the comments, etc, and at the right latitude and longitude, The directions were easy to follow too. I had fun finding this one also, the trees in the picture that was taken in 2003 have been cut down, so don't look for those trees if you are looking at the picture. It is out in the open and easy to find.

Sparkie48 June 12, 2005

In-ground concrete enclosure found at indicated
coordinates. Enclosure has an iron lid, which
was not openable by hand. Location is on Westerly
Ave, about 35 feet E of the intersection with
Foley Place.

[Photos:]
photoZinfan
Marker Encloseure
photoZinfan
View from marker looking due west

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1984 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1984 (CLN) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 17.5 KM (11.0 MI) WEST OF ELIZABETH AND 1.3 KM (0.8 MI) WEST OF NEW PROVIDENCE AND NEAR THE MURRAY HILL RAILROAD DEPOT. OWNERSHIP--HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE NEW PROVIDENCE FIRE STATION, GO SOUTHERLY ON COUNTY ROAD 647 FOR 0.1 KM (0.05 MI) TO THE JUNCTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 512. CONTINUE SOUTH ON COUNTY ROAD 647 FOR 1.3 KM (0.8 MI) TO A CROSSROADS. TURN RIGHT ONTO WESTERN AVENUE FOR 0.1 KM (0.05 MI) TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT UNDER A 30 CM METAL BOX. THE STATION IS A STANDARD NGS DISK STAMPED---MT VERNON 1935 NO 2 1984---, SET INTO THE TOP OF A ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT 25 CM IN DIAMETER RECESSED 21 CM BELOW GROUND. LOCATED 40.8 METERS (133.8 FT) EAST FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE MURRY HILL RAILWAY DEPOT, 24.3 METERS (79.8 FT) EAST FROM THE CENTER OF FOLEY PLACE, 22.9 METERS (75.1 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST FROM THE SOUTH RAIL OF THE DOUBLE TRACK AND 4.7 METERS (15.5 FT) SOUTH FROM THE CENTER OF WESTERN AVENUE. THE UNDERGROUND MARK IS A STANDARD NGS DISK STAMPED---MT VERNON 1935 NO 2 1984---, SET INTO AN IRREGULAR MASS OF CONCRETE 0.98 METERS BELOW THE SURFACE. DESCRIBED BY R G POUST.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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