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Details for Benchmark: MB1267

N 41° 23.383 W 081° 32.067 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 948.75

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

Location:
In CUYAHOGA county, OH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TOWN HALL USGS
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Nice spot to stop on Christmas Day. I love finding this type of old mark. The Mark Type of "survey disk" is incorrect. The 1938 description states that it is a chiseled cross. The letters "BM" are chiseled in the stone below it. Had to push back the thorny bush to view the benchmark.

[Photos:]
photoMB1267, TOWN HALL USGS, Bedford OH
photoUs at TOWN HALL USGS.

Used TyroneShoelaces picture to locate the benchmark.

Found this mark while out geocaching and waymarking tonight. It would be impossible to spot if you didn't know what you were looking for. The barberry bushes have taken over.

[Photos:]
photobarberry bushes
photobehind the bushes

Found with Kashew1011

Second one that I have found, bushes are a little overgrown, and symbols are hard to see

The mark is in good condition at N 41° 23.399 W 081° 32.090.

[Photos:]
photoMB1267(TOWN HALL USGS) - Bedford OH
photoMB1267 - Looking E toward mark
photoMB1267 - Looking W toward mark
photoMB1267 - Looking S toward mark
photoMB1267 - Bedford Historical Society Museum

Found this while enjoying the town's Holiday festivities.

[Photos:]
phototown hall 15287.jpg

Found this one using WebbyZ description. The Railroad Tracks are owned and operated by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad.

I believe I have found the mark. The descriptions say "A Chiseled Cross". So I am guessing that is the actual mark. I looked around and I do see some things where there are the letters M B. But there was only one 'chiseled' mark that I saw that was even close.

The mark that I found is on the top of the large stones that comprise the base of the building on the Northeast Corner. There are 5 courses of stone which makes sence in the description and thats where I saw the mark.

If someone finds that this is not the mark, please contact me and I will remove my find for this mark.

[Photos:]
photoDSC02672.JPG
The 'chiseled' mark that I found.

The best I could find were the letters B M. I couldn't quite figure out where the disk was... The description was a little wacked too since it put a rail on the wrong side of the building...or I could have just been confused.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by USGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1938 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1938 AT BEDFORD. AT BEDFORD, CUYAHOGA COUNTY, ABOUT 44 YARDS SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST END OF THE WHEELING AND LAKE ERIE RAILWAY STATION, 200 FEET SOUTHWEST ALONG SOUTH PARK STREET FROM BROADWAY, ON THE NORTHEAST FACE OF THE OLD TOWN HALL, ON THE FIFTH COURSE OF STONE BELOW THE TOP OF THE FOUNDATION, 4 INCHES SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTH CORNER, 23.6 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CURB OF THE STREET, 20 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL, AND ABOUT 3 FEET HIGHER THAN THE TRACK. A CHISELED CROSS, NEAR THE LETTERS B.M.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. IN BEDFORD, AT THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 14 (BROADWAY AVENUE) AND BEDFORD COMMONS, ON THE NORTHEAST FACE OF THE OLD TOWN HALL, NOW THE BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, NEAR THE LETTERS B M, 7.01 METERS (23.0 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CURB OF BEDFORD COMMONS, 10.00 METERS (32.8 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL, 0.10 METER (0.33 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTH CORNER OF THE BUILDING. THE MARK IS 0.91 M ABOVE RAILROAD.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (GHB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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