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Details for Benchmark: KW1398

N 40° 51.700 W 076° 47.683 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 446.06

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

Location:
In NORTHUMBERLAND county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
F 36
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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spotted this one while going through town on the way home.

East to spot.

Never Really realized this was there, even interned at the Courthouse as a law clerk

People go by everyday and do not notice.

[This entry was edited by kkipp9 on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 4:41:38 AM.]

Easy find and had to relocate butt box for photo!
Found as described.
sclave

[Photos:]
photoKW1398 Close-up on CourtHouse front wall
photoArea of KW1398 by phone.

Another easy lunch hour find.

Same place its been for last 6 viewers. Yep, still there.

[Photos:]
photoAnd yet another angle.

Is in great shape.

Recovered in good condition... a nice-looking building...

[Photos:]
photoF 36 (KW1398) disk - Sunbury, PA
photoF 36 (KW1398) setting - Sunbury, PA
view looking SW..

Still there, however; it is now behind a flowerbox/buttbox. Still easily seen if looking for it.

Found it at 7:25 pm

Will upload better picture later, just discovered that the camera cannot focus in darkness.

Mark in good condition.

ChilliWilli
Shamokin, PA

Updated picture added 11/27/04.

[This entry was edited by ChilliWilli on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 10:41:02 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoBench Mark KW1398

This one is still there. Found it on our little tour of Sunbury.

N 40° 51.724 W 076° 47.684

Spotted this BM driving through Sunbury from our adventures in Bald Eagle State Forest. BM is in good condition.

[Photos:]
photoSunbury Court House
Building BM is on.
photoAcross the street
Across from the BM.
photoBM
photoBM and Payphone

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1945 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1945 AT SUNBURY. AT SUNBURY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF MARKET AND SECOND STREETS AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN THE NORTH FACE OF THE BUILDING, 2 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER, AND 2.5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE SIDEWALK.
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (IEE) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (IEE) 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.
  • 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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