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Details for Benchmark: LY2466

N 41° 43.194 W 074° 22.061 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 971

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

Location:
In ULSTER county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ELLENVILLE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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still readable but has been abused

Found this marker with Lizrdh and Monahmat while searching for a geocache nearby. A bit worn though still legible enough for us to know what it's called. Cool history along Smiley Road and pleasant views of the town from up along this ridge.

Found this with BriGuyNY & Monahmat on our way up the mountain and again on our way down. Idk what the attraction to these are for me, but I do like spotting them!

[Photos:]
photoBenchmark, Smiley Rd #2

Saw this before finding the (very) nearby cache. I normally would take a photo, but my camera was acting up. I could have taken one on the way back down, as I actually got my camera working by that point, but I forgot . This looked a bit beaten up for some reason. Some funny poles nearby that looked like abandoned fence posts maybe.

Spotted it right after finding the nearby cache.

Found right next to a cache. And in ok condition.

[Photos:]
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photoref 2

Still there.

[Photos:]
photoEllenville 1942
photowith gps
photoSetting

Please see the complete recovery, including text and photos, at my website: [b][url=http://surveymarks.planetzhanna.com/surveymarks/ly2466/]LY2466 - ELLENVILLE[/url][/b].

Zhanna

This entry was edited by Zhanna on Friday, 07 December 2012 at 02:34:40 UTC.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (GWL) STATION IS 1-1/4 MILES SE OF ELLENVILLE ON THE SIDE OF A WOODED HILL ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IT IS ON THE OUTER EDGE OF A HORSESHOE CURVE 50 FEET W OF THE WORDS END OF THE WORLD IN 88 DAYS WHICH ARE PAINTED ON ROCK OUTCROP AND 4 FEET E OF A 12-INCH OAK TREE ON WHICH A TRIANGLE IS BLAZED. IT IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A 3- BY 5-FOOT BOULDER WHICH PROJECTS 4 FEET AND IS STAMPED ELLENVILLE 1942. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A BOULDER. REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS E OF THE STATION. IT IS 10 FEET S OF THE CENTER OF DIRT ROAD AND IS STAMPED ELLENVILLE NO.1 1942. REFERENCE MARK NO.2 IS SW OF THE STATION. IT IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A BOULDER 3 FEET BY 6 FEET, PROJECTS 4 FEET, AND IS STAMPED ELLENVILLE NO.2 1942. AZIMUTH MARK IS 1.0 MILE NW OF THE STATION AT THE REAR OF THE ELLENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. IT IS A BRONZE DISK SET IN A 3- BY 3-FOOT BOULDER PROJECTING 2 FEET IN THE NW SECTION OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD 250 FEET E OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND 80 FEET NE OF THE CENTER OF MACADAM ROAD WHICH RUNS PARALLEL TO THE FIELD. IT IS STAMPED ELLENVILLE 1942. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. ROUTE 209 AND STATE ROUTE 52, GO S ON STATE ROUTE 52 FOR 0.7 MILE (HERE STATE ROUTE 52 BEARS RIGHT), BEAR LEFT ON MACADAM ROAD LEADING TO CITY DUMP AND GO 1.4 MILES UP MOUNTAIN TO STATION. A 4-FOOT STAND WILL SEE AN 87-FOOT LIGHT AT STATION PANICH. A 4-FOOT STAND WILL SEE A 77-FOOT LIGHT AT STATION SOUTH HILL. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 2 METERS.
1/1/1955 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 (JHB) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARKS 1 AND 2, AND AZIMUTH MARK RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. DESCRIPTION ADEQUATE. THE AZIMUTH MARK REMOVED DUE TO NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, AND A NEW ONE SET. SEE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION-- THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE ELLENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE E EDGE OF A CONCRETE SIDEWALK SURROUNDING THE SWIMMING POOL. IT IS 1-1/2 FT. W OF THE E EDGE OF THE SIDEWALK, AND 1 FT. S OF THE N EDGE OF THE SIDEWALK AT THE NE CORNER OF THE POOL. A STANDARD BRONZE AZIMUTH-MARK DISK, STAMPED ELLENVILLE RESET 1942 1955.
1/1/1975 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (RFH) ALL MARKS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. DISTANCE AND ANGLES TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE NOT CHECKED. VIEW FROM STATION IS OPEN FROM SOUTHWEST CLOCKWISE AROUND TO NORTH. BRUSH AND HIGHER GROUND BLOCKS REMAINING AREAS. STATION IS AT ABOUT 980 FEET ELEVATION, ON THE SIDE OF THE STEEP SLOPES TO EAST OF ELLENVILLE. IT IS ABOUT 600 FEET SOUTHWEST OF SHINGLE GULLY, AND AT THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF A HORSESHOE CURVE OF THE ROAD, AT SOUTH END OF A STONE RETAINING WALL. THE 1942 DESCRIPTION TO REACH STATION IS ADEQUATE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 2 MILES ESE OF ELLENVILLE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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