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Details for Benchmark: KY0229

N 40° 45.267 W 080° 07.033 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1208.25

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

Location:
In BUTLER county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
M 251
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found it.

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photoKY0229

I had heard that Baldingers was relocating but I did not know that it was already gone. I sign of the times. We did not try coordinates of other benchmarkers but the main coordinates appear to be off a bit. The description helped us though.

i knew this was here from along time ago.
Baldingers is torn down now but has relocated a few miles north on rt 19 in Zelienople.

[Photos:]
photoa bit blurry for my cords to be read...sorry
m251 found

The mark is in good condition at N 40° 45.290 W 080° 07.041. The grocery store and tavern is now a specialty food store.

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photoKY0229(M 251) - Jackson Twp Butler Co PA
photoKY0229 - Looking N from mark
photoKY0229 - Looking E from mark
photoKY0229 - Looking W from mark
photoKY0229 - Looking S from mark
N 40° 45.280 W 080° 07.044

Found this one. Balldinger's is no longer a Tavern, nor is it a Grocery. It is now called Balldinger's Food from All Nations. It has all sorts of good stuff, particularly candy. There are always cars there. This one was not real tough to find.

[last edit: 6/22/2002 5:14:04 PM PST]

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photoKY0233

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 3 MI S FROM ZELIENOPLE. ABOUT 3.05 MILE SOUTH ALONG U.S. HY. 19 FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. 19 AND STATE HY. 68 IN THE SOUTH EDGE OF ZELIENOPLE, 21 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF DRIVE TO BALDINGERS (GROCERY AND TAVERN), 31 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HY. GOING SOUTH (U.S. HY. 19), 126 FEET NORTH OF POWER POLE NO. 2/126, 105 FEET SOUTH OF POWER POLE NO. 2/126, STANDARD BENCH MARK DISK DRILLED IN HORIZONTAL IN CULVERT.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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