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Details for Benchmark: NA2104

N 42° 42.271 W 074° 55.595 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In OTSEGO county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
COOPERSTOWN KNOX SCH GIRLS CUP
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spotted this one while visiting Cooperstown.

While enjoying the view of the lake, I found this benchmark.

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photoNA2104

Roaming around town today and spotted this one. Beautiful landmark and benchmark!

I've been here hundreds of times. This is the first benchmark I am logging so I am not sure how it is done. If the mark is on the Cupola and we see the Cupola does that mean we can log the mark. Or do we have to go up in the Cupola and actually see the mark? Anyway, I just made my first benchmark find!

Incredibly easy find but worth visiting.

Easy find. Doesn't seem like I should log in as found but I will.

[Photos:]
photoOtesaga.JPG

This building is actually the beautiful Otesaga Hotel (and has been since it was built in 1909). During the off-season from 1920 till 1954, it housed the Knox School for Girls. Aaron and I walked over in the rain and spotted the cupola immediately; this landmark is obviously in fine shape. Then we took the brick path all the way around the back to see the lake and the golf course. This spot would be truly gorgeous on a sunny summer day.

Zhanna and Aaron

[Photos:]
photoNA2104, Otsego County, NY
photoView of the cupola through the trees.

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1940 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (RJS) THE KNOX SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IS A LARGE RED-BRICK BUILDING WITH A WHITE ROOF AND A DOME-SHAPED CUPOLA. THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF COOPERSTOWN. THE STATION IS A POST ON TOP OF THE CUPOLA.

Control Text

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

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