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Details for Benchmark: KV3560

N 40° 45.881 W 075° 03.592 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 3

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

Location:
In WARREN county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MONTANA RESET
Marker Type:
stone monument
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:

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Used it a year ago for survey control, asked for permission to access the drive/property... in great shape.

I agree with juanbob. Definitely on private property. Scoped it out anyway, hoping. Oh, well. Did find the azimuth marker KV1608!

On private property - probably the only benchmark in the area still there and I can't get to it

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1877 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1877 (EAB) STATION IS ON A HIGH PART OF SCOTTS MOUNTAIN ABOUT 5 MILES S OF BELVIDERE, 1-1/2 MILES SW BY S OF SUMMERFIELD, 1/8 MILE SW OF A ROAD FROM BELVIDERE TO WASHINGTON, AND 1/2 MILE SE BY E OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTANA. THE STATION IS ON LAND OWNED BY WILLIAM PIERSON, AND IS MARKED BY A 2-FOOT BY 6-INCH STONE POST SET AS TO PROJECT 6 INCHES AND WITH CROSS LINES ON ITS TOP SURFACE. DIRECTLY UNDER THIS POST ANOTHER STONE, ONE CUBIC FOOT IN DIMENSION, IS PLACED. THIS STONE HAS DIAGONAL LINES ON ITS TOP SURFACE, AND SERVES AS A SUBSURFACE MARK IN CASE OF THE REMOVAL OR DISTURBANCE OF THE SURFACE MARK. TWO BLAZED CHESTNUT TREES, RESPECTIVELY 22 FEET 7 INCHES TO THE SSE AND 50 FEET, 7 INCHES TO THE ENE, AND A STUMP WITH NAILS DRIVEN IN ONE SIDE IN FORM OF A DIAMOND, 32 FEET, 9 INCHES TO THE SWS, SERVE AS REFERENCE MARKS.
01/01/1935 by NJGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED. THE OLD REFERENCE MARKS ARE GONE. FROM THE STATION ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MARKS WERE ESTABLISHED AS FOLLOWS-- REFERENCE MARK NO. 1--(20-PENNY NAIL IN AN 8-INCH MAPLE TREE IN A STONE ROW) N 30 DEG E 29.8 FEET. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2--(20-PENNY NAIL IN TOP OF ONE OF THE STUMPS OF A TRIPLE HICKORY TREE 6 TO 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER) S 74 DEG E 50.2 FEET. REFERENCE MARK NO. 3--(A CROSS CUT IN THE TOP OF A 400-POUND BOULDER AT THE S SIDE OF A GATE OPENING IN STONE FENCE) S 44 DEG E 85.8 FEET.
01/01/1942 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (GWL) THE SURFACE MARK WAS FOUND LYING ON THE GROUND BUT THE SUBSURFACE MARK WAS FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. A NEW SURFACE MARK WAS SET DIRECTLY OVER THE SUBSURFACE MARK. THE OLD REFERENCE OBJECTS ARE OF NO VALUE. TWO REFERENCE MARKS AND AZIMUTH MARK WERE ESTABLISHED. A COMPLETE NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE STATION IS ABOUT 0.5 MILE SE OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTANA, ON A HIGH PART OF SCOTTS MOUNTAIN. IT IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY, ON LAND OWNED BY FRANK G. EVERLY, AND 30 FEET W OF AN 8-INCH OAK TREE IN AN OLD ROCK FENCE. IT IS STAMPED MONTANA 1877 1942 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 1 FOOT. SURFACE STATION, REFERENCE, AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE STANDARD BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE, AS DESCRIBED. UNDERGROUND STATION MARK IS A STONE WITH A CROSS ON ITS UPPER SURFACE. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS SSE OF THE STATION, 7 FEET NE OF A SMALL CEDAR TREE, AND 10 FEET E OF A DWARF APPLE TREE. IT IS STAMPED MONTANA NO. 1 1942 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 10 INCHES. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS W OF THE STATION, ON THE W SLOPE OF THE RIDGE, IN A CLEARING. IT IS STAMPED MONTANA NO. 2 1942 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 1 FOOT. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 0.8 MILE NW OF THE STATION, AT THE W EDGE OF A CULTIVATED FIELD, 20 FEET E OF THE CENTER OF THE ROAD, AND BY A SIGNPOST HILL SHIFT GEARS. IT IS STAMPED MONTANA 1942 AND PROJECTS ABOUT 8 INCHES. TO REACH FROM THE STATION RETURN TO THE MACADAM ROAD, TURN LEFT AND GO NW FOR 0.75 MILE TO THE MARK ON THE RIGHT. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE IN WASHINGTON GO W ON STATE HIGHWAY 24 FOR 1.25 MILES TO A MACADAM ROAD RIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND GO 1.4 MILES TO A FORKS, TURN LEFT AS PER SIGN MONTANA 3 AND GO 2.6 MILES TO A DIM ROAD LEFT AT A CULVERT WITH BLACK AND WHITE POSTS ON EACH SIDE (AZIMUTH MARK IS 0.75 MILE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE RIGHT), TURN LEFT ONTO THE DIRT ROAD AND GO 0.15 MILE TO AN OLD STONE FENCE, HERE BEAR LEFT AND GO ABOUT 0.05 MILE TO THE HIGHEST POINT AND THE STATION. A 64-FOOT TOWER WILL SEE A 74-FOOT LIGHT AT STATION EASTON 1929. A 64-FOOT TOWER WILL SEE A 47-FOOT LIGHT AT STATION DEPEW. A 64-FOOT TOWER WILL SEE A 60-FOOT LIGHT AT STATION DANVILLE 2 (N.J.G.S. 1938).
01/01/1972 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1972 (LFS) STATION WAS RECOVERED AND ALL MARKS FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT RM NO 1 WAS IN THE WAY OF CONSTRUCTION OF A STABLE, SO A NEW REFERENCE MARK, NO 3, WAS ESTABLISHED AND RM NO 1 WAS REMOVED. DISTANCE TO RM NO 2 CHECKED 1942 DISTANCE CLOSELY, BUT DISTANCE TO RM NO 1 WAS FOUND TO BE 0.011 METER SORTER THAN 1942 DISTANCE. ANGLE BETWEEN RM NO 1 AND RM NO 2 CHECKED 1942 ANGLE CLOSELY. AZIMUTH MARK IS BLOCKED BY DENSE TREES AT STATION, WHICH ALSO BLOCK VIEW IN ALL DIRECTIONS. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- STATION IS LOCATED ON A HIGH, TIMBERED HILL KNOWN AS SCOTTS MTN., JUST WEST OF THE LAWN OF A LARGE BRICK HOUSE, IN A TREE-COVERED PLOT. TO REACH STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 31 AND 57 IN WASHINGTON, GO WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 57 FOR 1.3 MILES. TAKE T-ROAD RIGHT AT SIGN BRASS CASTLE RD, AND GO 1.4 MILES. TAKE LEFT FORK AT SIGN MONTANA HARMONY AND GO UPHILL 2.1 MILES TO FORK. TAKE RIGHT FORK AND GO 0.55 MILE TO MR. JOHN LA BARRES MAILBOX ON LEFT. GO LEFT UP GRAVELED DRIVE FOR 0.15 MILE TO HOUSE, AND STATION IN TREES TO WEST. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MONTANA 1877 1942, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH-SQUARE, CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 8 INCHES FROM GROUND. IT IS 108.4 FEET WEST OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF HOUSE, 53 FEET WEST OF TOP OF HIGH STONE FENCE AT EDGE OF LAWN, 33 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A LOW, OVERGROWN, STONE FENCE, 17 FEET SOUTH OF RANGE OF NORTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE, 3 FEET SOUTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST AND ABOUT 44 FEET NORTH OF A STABLE (TO BE BUILT). REFERENCE MARK NUMBER TWO IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MONTANA NO 2 1942, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH-SQUARE, CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 8 INCHES FROM GROUND, IN HEAVY BRUSH, 2-1/2 FEET LOWER THAN STATION MARK. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER THREE IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MONTANA 1877 NO 3 1972, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 3-FOOT, FLAT, BEDROCK OUTCROP PROJECTING 1 FOOT FROM GROUND. 84.3 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE HOUSE, 12-1/2 FEET WEST OF TOP OF THE STONE WALL, AND ABOUT 2-1/2 FEET LOWER THAN STATION MARK. AZIMUTH MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED MONTANA 1942, SET IN THE TOP OF A 12-INCH-SQUARE, CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 8 INCHES FROM GROUND. AT TOP OF HILL, 20.7 FEET NORTH OF CENTER LINE OF ROAD AND 50.8 FEET NORTHWEST OF A POWER POLE. TO REACH FROM MR. LABARRES MAILBOX, GO WEST ON MACADAM ROAD FOR 0.75 MILE TO TOP OF HILL AND MARK ON RIGHT. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 4 MILES WEST OF WASHINGTON.

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