Skip to Content

Details for Benchmark: MY3865

N 42° 03.816 W 070° 08.842 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 10

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

Location:
In BARNSTABLE county, MA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
TRURO CORNER 2 1887
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Must Read!

Benchmarks may be on private property or in dangerous locations. Obey local laws. By using the services on Geocaching.com you agree to this disclaimer.

Recovered as described. Town boundary sign still in place.

[Photos:]
photoMY3865
photoTown boundary sign from MY3865

Recovered as described. Town boundary sign in place again.
edexter

[Photos:]
photoTruro Corner 2 1887
Top View
photoTC2, 6A, and Town Boundary Sign
photo...and as seen from 6A

This is rght on the west side of Route 6A between the driveway of the Beach Point Club (on the Provincetown Side) and the White Sands Motel (on the Truro side). There used to be a big town line sign on the other side of the road but it is not there now.

The NGS datasheet ([url=http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=MY3865]click here[/url]} gives the monumentation date as 1887, which you would assumne from the station name, but the GC version gives it as UNK. Here is that section from the NGS datasheet:

[b]Edit 7/19 - I had the wrong datasheet here. Corrected now.[/b]
[quote] MY3865
MY3865 HISTORY - Date Condition Report By
MY3865 HISTORY - 1887 MONUMENTED CGS
MY3865 HISTORY - 1953 SEE DESCRIPTION CGS
MY3865 HISTORY - 1958 SEE DESCRIPTION CGS
MY3865 HISTORY - 1971 SEE DESCRIPTION NGS
MY3865 HISTORY - 19950114 GOOD USPSQD
MY3865 HISTORY - 20031017 GOOD GEOCAC
MY3865[/quote]

The monument is now just a few inches above the ground. Originally it stuck out about 2 feet but the top broke off in years past. The little drill hole in the center is the triangulation point.

[This entry was edited by Papa-Bear-NYC on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 8:50:34 AM.]

[Photos:]
photoMY3865 "TRURO CORNER 2 1887, Truro MA
View over the fence from the driveway of the Beach Point Club. Someone has put a brick on the monument (perhaps so they wont hit it while mowing the grass).
photoMY3865 "TRURO CORNER 2 1887, Truro MA
View from the edge of 6A.
photoMY3865 "TRURO CORNER 2 1887, Truro MA

found as described with Thea101 and Tmwolfe6. Drive by this all the time when going to/from Provincetown.

pretty straightforward. found with Thea101 @ Ciscoboat. posted another picture from a different angle then the one listed.

[Photos:]
photoa Yankee in Boston land

RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THIS ONE IS RIGHT ALONG THE HIGHWAY.

[Photos:]
photoMY3865
Note station in bottom left corner fo photo, next to chair. A granite marker broken off at ground level.

Documented History (by the NGS)

Unknown by (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1953 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1953 (LFW) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. IT IS LOCATED ALONG THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN TRURO AND PROVINCETOWN, AT THE POINT WHERE U.S. HIGHWAY 6 CROSSES THE TOWN LINE, 24 FT. W OF THE CENTERLINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6, AND IN FRONT OF HARBOR LIGHTS VILLAGE TOURIST COURT. IT IS A GRANITE POST WITH THE LETTERS T AND P CHISELED IN THE SIDES. THE POST PROJECTS 2 FT.
01/01/1958 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (KSU) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN FAIR CONDITION AND AS DESCRIBED IN 1953 BY L.W.F. THE GRANITE POST WAS FOUND BROKEN OFF AND A NEW DRILL HOLE HAS BEEN PUT IN THE CENTER BY THE TOWN ENGINEER. THE POST PROJECTS ABOUT 4-IN. ABOVE THE GROUND.
01/01/1971 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (JKW) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED BY K.S.U. 1958. THE RECOVERY NOTE BY L.F.W. IN 1953 AND BY K.S.U. 1958 IS ADEQUATE WITH THE FOLLOWING. HIGHWAY 6 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 6A.
01/14/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1998.
  • 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.

Advertising with Us

Return to the Top of the Page