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Details for Benchmark: KW1873

N 40° 25.167 W 077° 11.217 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 678.82

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

Location:
In PERRY county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
679 USGS
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Well hidden behind the shrubbery.

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photoBehind the shrubbery.

Found as described.

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photoMark

I went with Crew 175. It was hidden along the wall behind a bush.

Scored this one while out caching this weekend.

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photoGeo-Kayakers score the benckmark
Close up view
photoGeo-Kayakers score the benchmark
View from the sidewalk at front entry

Benchmark is hidden from view by shrubs but is there.

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photoClose up view of benchmark
photoview through the shrubs

Found, with Ernmark, in good condition on the New Bloomfield courthouse building.

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photo679 USGS
photo679 USGS on courthouse bldg.

Mark found as described.

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photoperry ch bm 11567

Came to town for a football game today (Carson Long/Nativity) and took a walk downtown. Viewed nice parade and time to locate benchmark. Very nice town and location.

This was an easy find. It's amazing that these things coexisted with us but we never even noticed them before. It is located on a very pretty building in downtown New Bloomfield, PA.

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photoBenchmark KW1873
photoPerry County Courthouse
photoPerry County Courthouse entrance
Notice the benchmark to the left of the steps on the base of the wall.

Recovered in good condition...

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photo679 USGS (KW1873) disk - New Bloomfield, PA
photo679 USGS (KW1873) area - view looking N

Benchmarks don't get much easier than this one. I would not use a GPS or a description. Just go to the Court House and find it. I like finding these old U.S.G.S. disks.

[last edit: 7/15/2003 2:25:27 PM PST]

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photo679 USGS
photoPerry County Court House New Bloomfield, PA

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this vertical mount benchmark with no difficulty. It’s in terrific shape, as reported by mustanglx. It’s as described, exactly where it’s supposed to be. Coordinates and directions are adequate for recovery.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

This was an easy one to find. I first went on a weekday and found alot of people standing outside of the courthouse, and figured that people would be wondering what I was doing going through the flower bed on my hands and knees.
I went back on the weekend and had no problem finding it.
My gps read 40'25.196N & 077'11.227W, elev. 683ft.
The markings that i found on the BM was 679ft elev. & Adj. 1903
mustanglx

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1908 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1942 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 AT BLOOMFIELD. AT BLOOMFIELD, ALONG STATE HIGHWAY NO. 34, AT THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, SET NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER AND IN THE SOUTH FACE OF THE BUILDING, 30 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTH CURB OF THE STREET, 12.2 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING, 6 FEET WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE FRONT OR SOUTH ENTRANCE, 1.3 FEET ABOVE SIDE-WALK LEVEL. A STANDARD W.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DISK SET VERTICALLY.

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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