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Details for Benchmark: LZ1865

N 41° 59.903 W 076° 16.171 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1568

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

Location:
In BRADFORD county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BOUNDARY MON 104 NY PA
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Barojna and I had better luck with this site then we did with boundary monument #45. The boundary monument was found in good condition. The triangulation station was also found in good condition as described. It was covered with branches, leaves, and dirt, but I found it in the first place I searched.

The location for RM #1 put it in the middle of a fenced in animal pen of a farm. We could not see it from the fence and did not search for it any further.

RM #2 was found as described. It was sitting out in the open. HH2 GPS coordinates are N 41° 59.894 W 076° 16.173

The azimuth mark was also found as described. It is located 44 feet 4 inches from the southwest corner of the church. It is also 2 feet Southwest of a large rock outcropping. The Waits Methodist Church is located on the North side of Valley Road, just West of the intersection of Valley Road and Waits Road. HH2 GPS coordinates for the AZ mark are N 42° 00.445 W 076° 16.116.

[Photos:]
photoPA Side Of Monument
Chisled cross can be seen in the top of the monumet. Photo taken facing North.
photoNY Side of Monument
Photo taken facing South.
photoOverhead shot of monument and station
Photo shows triangluation station location with respect to the monument. Top of photo is North.
photoCloseup Photo of Triangulation Disk
photoOverview of station from road
Triangulation station is located 5 feet 4 inches West of street sign for Babcock Hill Road. Street sign is on West side of road. Photo taken facing the West.
photoCloseup Photo of RM #2 Disk
Top of Photo is West.
photoOverview of RM#2
Top of photo is West.
photoCloseup Photo of Azimuth Mark
Top of Photo is East.
photoOverview of Azimuth Mark
Shows location of azimuth mark with respect to the rock outcropping that I mentioned. Top of photo is East.
photoWaits Methodist Church
Azimuth mark is seen in lower left corner of photo. Shows location with respect to rock outcropping and church. Photo taken facing North.
photoLet's Call Those Hogs!
There is a fenced in area containing wild pigs just to the North of the triangulation station and monument. They were really squealing up a storm for us. I guess they knew that I am a Razorback Fan!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (JB) ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF OWEGO, N.Y. STATION IS ON THE NEW YORK-PENNSYLVANIA STATE LINE, ON THE STATE HIGHWAY NO. 274 FROM WINDHAM CENTER, PA. TO OWEGO, N.Y. IT IS ABOUT 200 FEET NORTH OF THE SUMMIT OF A RIDGE KNOWN LOCALLY AS BABCOOKS RIDGE. IT IS ON THE LINE BETWEEN PROPERTIES OWNED BY O.E. MORRISON ON THE NEW YORK SIDE AND LEON WHITE ON THE PENNSYLVANIA SIDE. IT IS ABOUT 300 YARDS WEST OF TOWNSHIP BOUNDARY STONE BETWEEN WARREN AND WINDHAM TOWNSHIPS, PA. THE STATION MARK IS SET 0.415 METER EAST OF THE BOUNDARY STONE. THE BOUNDARY STONE IS A GRANITE STONE 1 FOOT LONG BY 6 INCHES WIDE, AND IS 1 FOOT HIGH. IT HAS A CROSS ENGRAVED ON TOP. TO REACH THE STATION, GO EAST FROM WINDHAM CENTER FOR THREE MILES ON PAVED STATE HIGHWAY 838 TO ROUTE NO. 274, A DIRT ROAD GOING NORTH TO OWEGO. TURN LEFT ON ROUTE HIGHWAY 274 AND GO NORTH 2.4 MILES TO THE STATE LINE. THE MARK IS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD IN LINE WITH THE EAST-WEST PROPERTY FENCE, WHICH IS ON THE STATE LINE, 19 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 57 FEET NORTHWEST OF A 48-INCH OAK TREE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD, 15 FEET EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE FENCE CORNER. THE MARK PROJECTS 3 INCHES ABOVE GROUND. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 66.15 FEET EAST OF THE STATION, 47 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 4 FEET NORTH OF THE EAST-WEST FENCE, 59 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE 48-INCH OAK TREE. THE MARK PROJECTS 2 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 69.42 FEET SOUTH OF THE STATION, 20 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 49 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE 48-INCH OAK TREE, 3 FEET EAST OF THE NORTH-SOUTH FENCE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE MARK PROJECTS 3 INCHES. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF THE STATION, ON THE PROPERTY OF THE WAITS METHODIST CHURCH, 13 PACES SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHURCH, 9 PACES NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 1 PACE EAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CEMETERY. THE MARK PROJECTS 4 INCHES. SURFACE, UNDERGROUND, REFERENCE AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET AS DESCRIBED IN NOTES 1A, 7A AND 11A. A 64-FOOT TOWER NECESSARY.

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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