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Details for Benchmark: MB2563

N 41° 09.635 W 081° 15.500 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In PORTAGE county, OH View Original Datasheet
Designation:
RAVENNA MUN TANK
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found while out caching on the Portage Trail

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photoTank

Easy benchmark find while geocaching in Ravenna today.

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photoRavenna water tank

The tank is in great shape--well maintained

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photoMB2563 Ravenna Mun Tank

Found it in great condition, looks like new!

The mark is in good condition at the posted coordinates. It is now painted blue and silver with the word RAVENNA on it.

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photoMB2563(RAVENNA MUN TANK) - Ravenna OH
photoMB2563 - distant view

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1977 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1977 (JRS) THE STATION IS THE APEX OF VENT ATOP THE RAVENNA MUNICIPAL WATER TANK. THE TANK HAS A CYLINDRICAL BODY WITH A DOME TOP AND CONCAVE BOTTOM, SUPPORTED BY EIGHT TUBULAR LEGS. IT IS SILVER IN COLOR AND APPROXIMATELY 130 FEET HIGH. IT IS LOCATED IN THE WEST SECTION OF RAVENNA, ABOUT 0.15 MILE NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 59, 0.1 MILE WEST OF OAKWOOD STREET, AND IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF RAVENNA CITY PARK. DESCRIBED BY D.C. FRAZIER, TYPED BY B.R. LEWIS.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in April 1998.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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