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Details for Benchmark: KW1812

N 40° 28.067 W 077° 06.950 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 399.69

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

Location:
In PERRY county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
C 145
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Recovered in good condition...

[Photos:]
photoC 145 (KW1812) disk - Perry County, PA
photoC 145 (KW1812) setting - view looking NNW

Found it as described.
The little pump house is still there and in great shape.

40 28.069N
77 06.957W
419'

[Photos:]
photoKW1812 Disc
photoKW1812

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1941 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1966 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 1.3 MI SE FROM NEWPORT. ABOUT 1.3 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FROM THE ABANDONED STATION AT NEWPORT, 8 RAILS WEST OF MILEPOST 131, 40 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RAIL OF THE SOUTH TRACK, SET IN THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF A 10- BY 10-FOOT ROCK PUMP HOUSE, 2.2 FEET WEST OF THE PUMP, 33 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF A PAVED ROAD, AND ABOUT 3 1/2 FEET BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE TRACK.

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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