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Details for Benchmark: LC0706

N 40° 35.767 W 088° 51.033 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 772.49

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

Location:
In MCLEAN county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
REEK AZ MK
Marker Type:
azimuth 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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Finally found this one. My cords were N40.35.747 W088.51.047.

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photoLC0706
Towanda, IL

Saw no sign of this but, since this is near a railroad, a passing railroad employee stopped and asked if he could help me. After I explained I was looking for BMs in practically 0 degree weather he carefuly stayed out of my reach, didn't turn his back on me, and got back into his truck and drove away.

[This entry was edited by wvhillbilly59 on Monday, February 05, 2007 at 4:00:36 PM.]

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1961 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 3.4 MI NE FROM TOWANDA. ABOUT 0.05 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG MAIN STREET FROM THE GULF MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD STATION IN TOWANDA, THENCE 0.2 MILE WEST ALONG WEST MONROE STREET, THENCE 3.15 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 66, THENCE 0.05 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG THE GULF MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD, 32.5 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST RAIL OF THE NORTHBOUND TRACK, 223 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF CROSSING OF A FARM ROAD AND THE NORTH-BOUND TRACK, 2 FEET NORTHWEST OF A FENCE, 210 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST END OF A METAL GATE, 2.5 FEET WEST OF A METAL WITNESS POST, 1 FOOT ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE TRACK, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 2 INCHES. NOTE-- THIS MARK MAY ALSO BE REACHED FROM THE POST OFFICE IN LEXINGTON BY GOING 0.45 MILE WEST ALONG WEST MAIN STREET, THENCE 4.5 MILES SOUTHWEST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 66, THENCE 0.05 MILE SOUTHWEST ALONG THE GULF MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD.

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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