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Details for Benchmark: KY2963

N 40° 27.750 W 080° 35.633 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 700.81

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

Location:
In HANCOCK county, WV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
704 RESET
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found as described

[Photos:]
photoBM KY2963

We happened upon this while out caching.

Found this by accident while out caching. Awesome!

Found while doing some caching in the area.

I found this one some years ago while walking to find some local history. I didn't know exactly what it was when I found it, took a little research. I'm headed back to do the string of caches nearby.

Spotted on accident while finding some nearby geocaches on the CR 2/12 series.

[Photos:]
photoSpotted on accident!

I finally made it to Hancock County,,,,,,,found as described in good condition

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photoKY2963
as seen from State Highway 2

Found while doing the CR 2/12 Series of caches created by Tweetybugs. My son pointed it out to me as we walked past and unfortunately we did not have a phone with us to take a picture. It's in fair condition, slightly difficult to read. We will try to return and get pictures when we do the last cache in this series.

wvtrainmann found it before heading home for dinner! Disk is still somewhat readable.

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photoClose up
photowvtrainmann on his perch

The mark is in good condition at N 40° 27.734 W 080° 35.631.

[Photos:]
photoKY2963(704 RESET) - Hancock County WV
photoKY2963 - Looking N along SR 2
photoKY2963 - Looking E from mark
photoKY2963 - Looking W across the Ohio River
photoKY2963 - Looking S from mark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1921 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 4.0 KM (2.5 MI) SE FROM NEW CUMBERLAND. 4.0 KM (2.5 MI) SOUTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 2 FROM THE POST OFFICE IN NEW CUMBERLAND TO THE MARK ON THE LEFT, SET VERTICALLY ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE AND IN THE CENTER OF A 0.40-METER (1.3-FT) BY 0.40-METER (1.3-FT) CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 1.37 METERS (4.5 FT) ABOVE THE GROUND, 14.02 METERS (46.0 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE MARK IS 3.66 M ABOVE HIGHWAY.

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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