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Details for Benchmark: KW1947

N 40° 14.423 W 077° 04.496 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 542.18

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

Location:
In CUMBERLAND county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KINGSTOWN
Marker Type:
triangulation station 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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Recovered in good condition...

[Photos:]
photoKINGSTOWN (KW1947) disk - Cumberland Co. PA
photoKINGSTOWN (KW1947) area - view looking SE
RM 1 is in background center...
photoKINGSTOWN (KW1947) area - view looking W
looking toward location of RM 2 which was 15.5 feet NW of the centerline of the road..

Found this one today while doing a school project with two nephews. Found easily but there is no parking nearby (there is parking right beside it but it is on private property).

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this triangulation station disk, and very nice monument display, as described by Mustanglx. Coordinates and directions are adequate for recovery. An easy find.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

I found the triangulation station just as described. The coords were right on also.
I also found reference mark 1 but it was in the middle of a yard. I may stop back and ask if I may check on it and take some pics.
I did not look for RM2

mustanglx

[Photos:]
photoKW1947
photoKW1947 Disk

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (PLB) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 6.5 MILES ENE OF CARLISLE, 8.5 MILES W OF LEMOYNE, AND 0.5 MILE NNE OF NEW KINGSTOWN, ON PROPERTY OWNED AND OCCUPIED BY L.I. STARNER. IT IS 26 FEET E OF THE CENTER OF A DIRT ROAD, 22 FEET N OF THE NEW KINGSTOWN AIRWAY BEACON, AND 156 FEET N OF THE T-ROAD INTERSECTION, IN THE NW CORNER OF A FIELD. THE DISK IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN 1942 AND PROJECTS 8 INCHES. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE, AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS E OF THE STATION, SET IN THE E-W FENCE LINE. THE DISK IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN NO.1 1942 AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO.2 IS WSW OF THE STATION, 10 FEET W OF THE CENTER LINE OF DIRT ROAD, AND ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE ROAD LEVEL. THE DISK IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN NO.2 1942 AND PROJECTS 5 INCHES. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 0.35 MILE S OF THE STATION, ON THE N END OF THE CONCRETE HANGER, AT THE E END OF THE NEW KINGSTOWN AIRPORT, AND 45 FEET S OF THE CENTER OF U.S. HIGHWAY 11. THE DISK IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN 1942 AND PROJECTS 4 INCHES. TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THE STATION GO S ON DIRT ROAD TO U.S. HIGHWAY 11, TURN LEFT AND GO 0.3 MILE TO THE AIRPORT AND CONCRETE HANGER ON THE RIGHT AND MARK. TO REACH THE STATION FROM NEW KINGSTOWN GO N ON MACADAM ROAD FOR 0.3 MILE TO CROSSROADS, TURN RIGHT AND GO E ON DIRT ROAD FOR 0.45 MILE TO AIRWAY BEACON AND STATION SITE ON THE RIGHT. A 64-FOOT TOWER REQUIRED TO CLEAR LINES TO STATIONS STERRETT 1935, STONY. A 77-FOOT TOWER REQUIRED TO CLEAR LINES TO GOODHOPE AND SHUEY 1934.
01/01/1952 by AMS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US ARMY MAP SERVICE (NOW DMA) 1952 THE STATION, A STANDARD USC AND GS BRONZE TRIANGULATION DISC, SET IN THE TOP OF A 1 FOOT SQUARE CONCRETE POST, PROJECTING 7 INCHES, WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS- THE STATION IS 34 FEET SSE OF CENTERLINE ROAD, ALONG CENTERLINE OF TREE LINE, 26.2 FEET ESE OF CENTERLINE ROAD, PERPENDICULAR TO, 11 FEET SW FIELD LINE, 22.4 FEET NNW OF CENTER OF TOWER (60 FEET HIGH, WITH A SIX FEET SQUARE PLATFORM.)
01/01/1957 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 (JBW) THE STATION, BOTH REFERENCE MARKS AND THE AIRWAY BEACON WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT SEARCHED FOR. THE DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE AND COMPLETE EXCEPT THAT THE DIRT ROAD HAS BEEN PAVED AND A SMALL APARTMENT HOUSE HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE CORNER ADJACENT TO THE BEACON AND THE STATION SITE.
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (JCC) STATION WAS RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS WERE FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE LOCATION OF THE STATION IS ADEQUATELY DESCRIBED. THE PROPERTY ON WHICH THE STATION IS ESTABLISHED IS NOW OWNED BY MRS. GRACE FORNEY. THE AIRWAY BEACON NOTED IN THE 1942 DESCRIPTION OF THE STATION IS STILL AT THE STATION SITE AND IN OPERATION. A NEW DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FOLLOWS. AZIMUTH MARK IS REACHED FROM THE STATION. GO WEST ON A MACADAM ROAD FOR 156 FEET TO A MACADAM SIDE ROAD LEFT. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTH ON THE MACADAM ROAD FOR 0.4 MILE TO THE JUNCTION WITH U.S. HIGHWAY 11. TURN LEFT AND GO EAST ON HIGHWAY 11 FOR 0.18 MILE TO A CONCRETE HANGER BELONGING TO THE TAYLOR AIRPORT AND THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE MARK IS 46 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF HIGHWAY 11, 15.7 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE HANGER AND 4 INCHES NORTH OF THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HANGER BUILDING. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 22 METERS
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 0.8 MI NE FROM NEW KINGSTOWN. ABOUT 0.4 MILE EAST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 11 FROM THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH AT NEW KINGSTOWN, THENCE 0.4 MILE NORTH ALONG AN ASPHALT ROAD, AT A ROAD JUNCTION, NEAR AN AIRWAY BEACON, 26 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF ASPHALT ROAD, 91 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A TWO-STORY STONE HOUSE, 156 FEET NORTHEAST OF A JUNCTION, 10 FEET SOUTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST, ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE ROAD AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 5 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. NOTE-- THE STATION IS 22 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER OF THE BEACON.
01/01/1966 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (ELH) ALL MARKS WERE RECOVERED AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE NEW KINGSTOWN AIRWAY BEACON THAT WAS LOCATED NEAR THE STATION HAS BEEN REMOVED. THE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION TO THE AZIMUTH MARK AND R.M. 2 DID NOT CHECK THE 1960 DATA. COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. THE STATION IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 8.5 MILES WEST OF LEMOYNE, 6.5 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF CARLISLE, 0.5 MILE NORTH-NORTHEAST OF NEW KINGSTOWN, IN THE NORTH CORNER OF THE LAWN OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING AND ON PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. EARL A. NAILOR. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 11 (CARLISLE PIKE) AND LOCUST POINT ROAD IN NEW KINGSTOWN, GO EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 11 FOR 0.4 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT. (TO REACH THE AZIMUTH MARK FROM THIS POINT, CONTINUE EAST ON U.S. HIGHWAY 11 FOR 0.15 MILE TO THE TAYLOR AIRPORT AND THE MARK ON THE RIGHT, SOUTH, SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY.) TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH ON CUMBERLAND DRIVE FOR 0.4 MILE TO A T-INTERSECTION. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT 50 YARDS TO THE STATION ON THE RIGHT, SOUTHEAST, SIDE OF THE STREET. THE STATION MARK IS 43 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A POWER POLE AND 25 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF THE STREET. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH SQUARE, CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 6 INCHES AND IT IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN 1942. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 79 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF THE STREET. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH SQUARE, CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND IT IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN NO 1 1942. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 55 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A POWER POLE AND 16 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF THE STREET. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH SQUARE, CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 1 FOOT AND IT IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN NO 2 1942. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 46 FEET SOUTH OF THE APPROXIMATE CENTERLINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 11 AND 15 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF AN AIRCRAFT HANGER. IT IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH SQUARE, CONCRETE POST THAT PROJECTS 4 INCHES AND IT IS STAMPED KINGSTOWN 1942. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 86.2 FEET AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN- 0.5 MILE NORTH-NORTHEAST OF NEW KINGSTOWN.
01/01/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1992.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • 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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