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Details for Benchmark: LY1225

N 41° 22.333 W 075° 07.600 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1415.94

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

Location:
In PIKE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
PTS 64
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in a boulder
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

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N 41° 22.336 W 075° 07.607

This vertical control station is located on the top surface of a large outcropping boulder close the the road in the front lawn of Good Shepard Church on Gumbletown Road, east of the intersection of Rt. 402. The historical description leads reliably to the station. At the station mark a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated 36.8 feet from the scaled NGS datasheet coordinates. The disk is in very good condition and the stamped designation is legible, but it does not precisely match the official designation on the datasheet. Instead, it reads: P.T. STA. NO. 6Y. 1925. ~Rich in NEPA~

[Photos:]
photoLY1225, "PTS 64," Pike County, PA
photoGPSr and the station mark.
photoOrientation view of station mark with surroundings.

(#2) We have just started Geocaching. I read Zhanna’s note on visiting this benchmark and decided that it would interesting to search for benchmarks as well as caches. The kids find exchanging the items in the caches more fun. My oldest son just enjoys using the GPS so he joined me on the search for several benchmarks while the family visited my parents in Hawley, PA, we are from Long Island.

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark
photoThe Church
Muggles were standing in the parking lot having a meeting when we arrived but did not bother us.
N 41° 22.336 W 075° 07.605

This benchmark was on the way home from the “Delaware Rock Show” cache, and I had a feeling it would be an easy one. I found it just as described and in very good condition. It's located on top of the only real boulder in the church yard, right down by the road. You can't miss it. A church service was beginning as I arrived and I got a few strange looks, but no one bothered me.

Zhanna

[Photos:]
photoLY1225, Pike County, PA
photoLY1225 next to my etrex...
...with the church and parking area in the background.
photoThe Good Shepherd Church ...
... this guy almost backed into me!

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1925 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
1/1/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 8.5 MI SE FROM HAWLEY. 8.5 MILE SOUTHEAST OF HAWLEY AT THE GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH AT BLOOMING GROVE. 50 YARDS EAST OF THE JUNCTION OF BLACKTOP ROADS, ABOUT 35 YARDS NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE CHURCH, SET IN TOP AND 1 1/2 WEST OF THE EAST SIDE OF A 7 FOOT BY 9 FOOT BY 3 FOOT BOULDER IN THE YARD OF THE CHURCH, 27 FEET WEST OF POWER POLE NO X126, 16 FEET SOUTH OF AND ABOUT 3 1/2 FEET ABOVE THE BLACKTOP ROAD.

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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