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Details for Benchmark: KW2333

N 40° 47.833 W 077° 52.417 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1223.5

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

Location:
In CENTRE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952
Marker Type:
bench 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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Found as described.

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photoState College 2 Reset

Found in good order and setting flush with the ground. Some dirt and detritus resting on it, but otherwise it is in fine shape.

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photoThe mark

Found this when verifying that students would be able to find it for extra credit for a geography class.

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photoBenchmark photo

Recovered in good condition in the W corner of the intersection of N Atherton St & Ridge Ave..

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photoST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952 (KW2333) looking NE
photoST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952 (KW2333) looking NW
photoST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952 (KW2333) looking SW
photoST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952 (KW2333) disk

We walked over from the Hub and searched a bit before S found the disk.

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photoState College Reset 2

We found this to be mostly legible - just about enough to read the word "reset." It is set level with the ground.

Maybe someone trimmed the grass away. I found the mark fully exposed so it was an easy find. Finding a place to park? Not so easy.

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photoSt. College 2 Reset on 5/08/09

In town for Special Olympics State Games- had time to track a few benchmarks down.

Found pretty much as described. Although disk is now set "at grade" instead of above.

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photoKW2333 Disk Photo
State College 2 Reset, found as described.

Another relatively easy find on the nice spring day in State College.

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photoKW2333.JPG

A more difficult find. Out hunting with Nyati. As he stated. It was covered over by grass. The concrete is completely grown over, but the BM is accessible by brushing away some grass and dirt.

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photoKW2333b
View from Sidewalk.
photoKW2333a
View from Sidewalk.

NGS Documented History is accurate. However, the lawn has overgrown the disc and "minor excavating" may be required to find it. No tools are really required, but you may need to gently move some grass and dirt to find. Please be gentle in doing so since this one is in a person's yard.

[Photos:]
photoState College No. 2 Reset 1952

Was looking near intersection and couldn't find it! didn't
look far enough up athertons west sidewalk for reset! BUMMs me out and spent 1/2 a hr there!
sclave

N 40° 47.838 W 077° 52.423

A relatively easy find, especially with the clues from the NGS. I have posted the coordinates that I found the mark at, in case you want to try mine out.

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photoST COLLEGE 2 RESET 1952 PA - State College

Easy find, next to a public sidewalk. This is the reset, in 1952, of "State College 2" which is long gone.

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photoKW2333 State College 2 Reset

Has same coordinates as KW2332, and same placement description, so I believe these two are synonymous, as it were, one replacing the other.

Gave it a try, but couldn't find it.

[last edit: 10/9/2002 7:11:03 AM PST]

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1952 by PADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY PA DEPT OF HIGHWAYS 1952 AT STATE COLLEGE. AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 322 (NORTH ATHERTON STREET) AND RIDGE AVENUE, 30 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF RIDGE AVENUE, 30 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF NORTH ATHERTON STREET, AND ABOUT 1 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE STREET, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.
05/04/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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