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Details for Benchmark: KX1167

N 40° 00.567 W 079° 04.700 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2189.87

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

Location:
In SOMERSET county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
2190 B
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Fun and easy one!

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photo2190B

quick find while in the area.

Found today. Still here at the courthouse.

I work on the other side of the court house and knew there had to be a bench mark on it. It is still intact but hard to read. Look on the side of the court house facing the post office.

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photoSomerset court house

This was easy to spot.

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photoKX1167 - Location
photoKX1167 - Disk

Found as described, disk and setting in good condition.

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photo2190 B KX1167 Somerset, PA
closeup of disk
photo2190 B KX1167 Somerset, PA
the setting

We were driving by looking for a few caches and saw the benchmark..A really nice area..

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photoBenchmark KX1167 photo
photoBenchmark KX1167 photo

Found this benchmark while Geocaching in the area today.

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photoKX1167 BM

Benchmark found as described.

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photo2190 6088

Found with dukemartin.

Found it, but at these coords. 40 00 585 079 04 708.

Dont know how many time I drove by this to see my Uncle.

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photoKX1167-A
photoKX1167-B

Recovered in good condition...

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photo2190 B (KX1167) disk - Somerset, PA
photo2190 B (KX1167) setting - view looking E
photo2190 B (KX1167) area - view looking E

Had a closer look at this one again today while at a local festival, but there were too many muggles to take a pic. Woll try lakter this year

Good time to grab this one -- Sat. evening, no one around.

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photoCourthouse Benchmark

My second on this date, I could see this from the car, wanted to take a picture, but It was night and it was storming(thundering and lightning). Looks in fair condition

N 40° 00.581 W 079° 04.708

This marker is in plain view on the main enterance to the couthouse on the right under the light post. It is in good condition but fairly hard to read.

GOT THIS ONE ON LUNCH HOUR.BETTER THAN SITTING AROUND.

N 40° 00.584 W 079° 04.705

I noticed this disk when I was looking for a nearby cache. This is benchmark find number 200!

[This entry was edited by Airnut on Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 1:35:30 PM.]

[This entry was edited by Airnut on Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 1:35:48 PM.]

[Photos:]
photo2190 B KX1167 Somerset, PA
photo2190 B KX1167 Location Somerset, PA
N 40° 00.588 W 079° 04.707

Found as described on the west side of the Courthouse.

Stopped in Somerset for a break while driving and happened upon an ethnic festival and this benchmark.

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photoCloseup of SOMERSET (KX1167), Somerset, PA
photoSomerset County (PA) Courthouse, site of KX1167
Disk is just out of frame on left (west).

Located benchmark monument, 2190 B 1912 in good condition as described. Made pencil rubbing in diary.

Found it 8:44 p.m.
This one was easy, I work in the building.

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photoMarker on side of steps
photoMarker w/III+
photoLooking north from the Courthouse
photoFrom accross the street

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1912 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 AT SOMERSET. AT SOMERSET, AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH CENTER AND UNION STREETS, SET VERTICALLY IN THE WEST END OF A STONE WALL ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STEPS LEADING TO THE WEST (MAIN) ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 21 FEET EAST OF THE EAST CURB OF CENTER STREET AND ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 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. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • 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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