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Details for Benchmark: MY3651

N 42° 17.624 W 071° 23.766 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 302

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

Location:
In MIDDLESEX county, MA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
DRURY
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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I took a look around the neighborhood to see if I could find any obvious outcroppings of rock that would have been preserved from the house construction, but no luck. It's possible the mark is still here, but I did not have the opportunity to go in anyone's backyard (as the aerial photo shows).
01/01/1936 by MAGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 THIS STATION IS AN OCCUPIED SECOND-ORDER STATION MARKED BY A 7/8-INCH DRILL HOLE IN 2 FOOT BY 3.5-FOOT BOULDER 6 INCHES HIGH. LOCATED IN NW PART OF NATICK, N OF HARTFORD STREET AT A POINT
1.1 MILES SW FROM THE JUNCTION OF THIS STREET WITH HIGHWAY 9, ON TOM HILL ABOUT
85 FEET W OF A 2-FOOT WHITE OAK TREE IN A STONE WALL AND ABOUT
225 FEET S OF A STONE WALL.

REFERENCE MARKS ARE TWO 3/4-INCH DRILL HOLES IN LARGE BOULDERS, ESTABLISHED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY IN 1936, LOCATED FROM STATION AS FOLLOWS-- REFERENCE MARK NO.1, 51.58 FEET IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 205 DEG 59 MIN 46 SEC. REFERENCE MARK NO.2, 36.15 FEET, IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 128 DEG 30 MIN 53 SEC.
AZIMUTH MARK IS FRAMINGHAM, ST. STEPHENS CATHOLIC CHURCH SPIRE, IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 40 DEG 47 MIN 13 SEC FROM STATION. TO REACH STATION FROM HIGHWAY 9, AT THE JUNCTION OF HARTFORD STREET, 1.1 MILES E OF FRAMINGHAM TOWN LINE, FOLLOW HARTFORD STREET SW 1.1 MILES TO FARM OF G.C. WHITE, NO.81 HARTFORD STREET AND FOLLOW FARM ROAD N THROUGH FARMYARD FOR 1600 FEET TO STATION. A 12-FOOT TOWER, USED IN 1936, AFFORDS A VIEW FROM BRUSH HILL, TO THE S CLOCKWISE TO NOBSCOT 2, TO THE NW. A 60-70-FOOT TOWER IS REQUIRED TO SEE IN OTHER DIRECTIONS.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1887 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1934 by MAGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 OLD DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE--ROCK IS 2.0 FEET WIDE BY 3.5 FEET LONG, LOCATED ABOUT 58 FEET NE FROM A 38-INCH DEAD CHESTNUT TREE, ABOUT 85 FEET W FROM A 24-INCH WHITE OAK TREE IN A STONE WALL, ABOUT 225 FEET S FROM A STONE WALL AND ABOUT 2000 FEET S FROM THE CENTER LINE OF THE WORCESTER PIKE.
01/01/1936 by MAGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY 1936 THIS STATION IS AN OCCUPIED SECOND-ORDER STATION MARKED BY A 7/8-INCH DRILL HOLE IN 2 FOOT BY 3.5-FOOT BOULDER 6 INCHES HIGH. LOCATED IN NW PART OF NATICK, N OF HARTFORD STREET AT A POINT 1.1 MILES SW FROM THE JUNCTION OF THIS STREET WITH HIGHWAY 9, ON TOM HILL ABOUT 85 FEET W OF A 2-FOOT WHITE OAK TREE IN A STONE WALL AND ABOUT 225 FEET S OF A STONE WALL. REFERENCE MARKS ARE TWO 3/4-INCH DRILL HOLES IN LARGE BOULDERS, ESTABLISHED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS GEODETIC SURVEY IN 1936, LOCATED FROM STATION AS FOLLOWS-- REFERENCE MARK NO.1, 51.58 FEET IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 205 DEG 59 MIN 46 SEC. REFERENCE MARK NO.2, 36.15 FEET, IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 128 DEG 30 MIN 53 SEC. AZIMUTH MARK IS FRAMINGHAM, ST. STEPHENS CATHOLIC CHURCH SPIRE, IN GEODETIC AZIMUTH 40 DEG 47 MIN 13 SEC FROM STATION. TO REACH STATION FROM HIGHWAY 9, AT THE JUNCTION OF HARTFORD STREET, 1.1 MILES E OF FRAMINGHAM TOWN LINE, FOLLOW HARTFORD STREET SW 1.1 MILES TO FARM OF G.C. WHITE, NO.81 HARTFORD STREET AND FOLLOW FARM ROAD N THROUGH FARMYARD FOR 1600 FEET TO STATION. A 12-FOOT TOWER, USED IN 1936, AFFORDS A VIEW FROM BRUSH HILL, TO THE S CLOCKWISE TO NOBSCOT 2, TO THE NW. A 60-70-FOOT TOWER IS REQUIRED TO SEE IN OTHER DIRECTIONS.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • 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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