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Details for Benchmark: SR1183

N 47° 44.859 W 109° 42.460 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3205

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

Location:
In FERGUS county, MT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
VALLEY
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a metal pipe driven into the ground
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Removable cap is missing, but stand pipe is undisturbed and feels like the stone is down there. One hour pack from the state section to the north, but could be a drive station - 4.5 Smoots from a non-native grass pasture.

[Photos:]
photoSR1183-MORC VALLEY-1889-2204
Bring your own MORC cap!
photoBears Paw Mountains in distance
photo4.5 Smoots to cultivation
photoNearby history

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1889 by MORC (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION 1889 STATION IS LOCATED ON EXTREME NE. END OF A PLATEAU ON THE N. EDGE OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, AND THE STATION SITE OVERLOOKS A LARGE VALLEY TO THE N. AND E. THE MISSOURI RIVER IS VISIBLE TO THE E. AND S. OF STATION SITE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 87 AND MONTANA HIGHWAY 27 ON THE W. EDGE OF BIG SANDY, MONTANA, PROCEED SOUTHERLY ON MONTANA 27 FOR 6.5 MI. TO THE END OF SURFACED RD. AND A RD. JUNCTION. FOLLOW LEFT FORK FOR 11.2 MI. ALONG MAIN TRAVELED RD. TO A RD. FORK NEAR A FARM HOUSE ON THE LEFT (MIDWAY RANCH). FOLLOW LEFT FORK, AHEAD, 13.1 MI. TO A RD. FORK 0.3 MI. S. OF A SCHOOLHOUSE. FOLLOW RIGHT FORK FOR 8.1 MI. TO A FARM YARD ON TOP OF A PLATEAU. AT A RD. FORK IN FARM YARD PROCEED STRAIGHT AHEAD, E., FOR 0.2 MI. TO A GATE IN A N-S. FENCE, PASS THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE FOR 1.1 MI. TO ANOTHER GATE NEAR A FARM HOUSE AND AT A FENCE CORNER AND FENCE LINE NORTHERLY. CONTINUE ALONG TRACK RD. FOR 0.3 MI. PASSING THROUGH ANOTHER GATE IN A E-W. FENCE LINE. FOLLOW TRACK RD. FOR 0.4 MI. PAST A BARN TO A GATE IN N-S. FENCE LINE. CONTINUE ALONG TRACK RD. FOR 0.6 MI. TO A RD. FORK AND DAM ACROSS DRAW ON LEFT. FOLLOW RIGHT FORK, AHEAD, FOR 0.8 MI. TO A RD. FORK. FOLLOW RIGHT FORK FOR 0.9 MI. TO A GATE IN A N-S. FENCE LINE. AT N. EDGE OF GATE THERE IS A SECTION MARKER STAMPED--1/4, S 25, S 26--. PASS THROUGH GATE AND FOLLOW TRACK RD. NORTHEASTERLY, TRACK RD. DISAPPEARS BUT CONTINUE ALONG DRAIN FOR 1.1 MI. TO A GATE IN AN E-W. FENCE LINE NEAR HILLTOP THAT OVERLOOKS VALLEY TO THE N. PASS THROUGH GATE AND DRIVE ALONG NARROW RIDGE FOR 1.1 MI. TO A STEEP SLOPE AND END OF TRUCK TRAVEL. STATION SITE IS 0.3 MI. FROM THIS POINT ON HIGHEST POINT TO N. STATION MARK--A 5 IN. CAST IRON PIPE WITH A CAP. MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION AND A RAISED TRIANGLE ARE CAST IN THE CAP. NO NAME APPEARS ON THE SURFACE MARK.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1992.
  • 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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