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Description:
This waymark category is for waymarking and logging any benchmarks recovered in the U.S. and other U.S. territories only.
Expanded Description:
This category is for waymarking:
  1. Benchmarks included in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) geodetic mark database and/or the Geocaching copy of the NGS database.
  2. Disks and other types of geodetic marks that are listed in local benchmark databases on misc. websites.
  3. Benchmarks that you find, including disks that look just like geodetic disks, such as cadastral disks, right of way disks, and boundary marker disks.
  4. Auxiliary disks including Reference Mark disks and Azimuth Mark disks. (If the auxiliary disk doesn't have its own datasheet but is mentioned in a station disk's datasheet, please provide the URL of the station disk's datasheet.)

Waymarking uses the term "benchmark" to include both bench marks (vertical control) and other geodetic marks (horizontal control), and therefore this category is for waymarking both general types.

This category is fairly strictly limited to disk (and pipe cap and rod) type marks (with a photograph) for fear that too many marks that may appear to be geodetic marks, but are not, might otherwise be included. As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.

However, non-disk types will be allowed if they are listed in an online database of benchmarks (such as on Geocaching.com) and include objects such as lookout towers, nails, bolts, spires, chiseled squares, etc.

The Agency dropdown menu will grow (manually by the category manager) with mark recoveries.

Instructions for Posting a U.S. Benchmarks Waymark:
As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.
  1. A closeup photo of the disk taken by you is required.
    If a rod - a photo of the rod under the cover and showing designation on the cover collar is required. rod example
    A second photo taken a few feet from the disk with the disk in view is a very welcome addition!
  2. A description of how to locate the disk is required in the Long Description field. This is particularly important for those marks not listed in an online database.
    Example: 14 feet NE of a 4-inch oak tree and 7 feet W of the face of the curb of Main Street.
    Example: 8 inches inside of the SW corner of the bridge.
    Note: Only general detail is required if the position of the disk is made clear in the second photo.
    Example: near the NW corner of the intersection of 7th Street and Maple Avenue.
  3. Coordinates based on reading your GPS receiver are required. You must use either NAD83 or WGS84 datum.
  4. If you used an online database to find the mark, use either A or B below as applicable.

    1. If you used an online database (Geocaching's, NGS, or a local database) that has an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the benchmark's individual datasheet in the "Web address of this benchmark's datasheet" variable.
    2. If you used an online local benchmark database that does not have an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the database in the "Local database's URL" variable.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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Variables:
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  • Designation
  • Benchmark Agency
  • Benchmark Agency (if other)
  • Monumentation type
  • Monumentation type (if other)
  • County
  • USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name
  • Special category (optional)
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  • Find type
  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
  • Local database's URL (optional)
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U.S. BenchmarksCV4717 - "MARBLE FALLS RM 2" reference mark disk - Marble Falls, TX

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This benchmark is located in a fenced-in area around an old 1956 water tank (which itself is a NGS benchmark as well: BN0599) on Villa Viejo at the eastern edge of Marble Falls, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBN0042 - "M 119" bench mark disk - Kingsland, TX

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This benchmark is located by a railroad line near the old "Victorian House at the Antlers Hotel" establishment in Kingsland, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 8/15/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksAW2339 - "N 54" bench mark disk - Houston, TX

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This benchmark is located by the northwest corner of a Military Entrance Processing Station (a.k.a. the "old US Custom House building") in downtown Houston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 3/22/2013

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U.S. BenchmarksAW0211 - "P 54" bench mark disk - Houston, TX

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This benchmark is located by the east corner of the Harris County Civil Courts Building (the old 1910 Harris Courthouse) in downtown Houston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 3/22/2013

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U.S. BenchmarksBN0037 - "K 119" bench mark disk - Kingsland, TX

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This benchmark is located on a rock outcrop near FM 1431 and Caldwell Blvd (CR-127) about 2 miles southwest of Kingsland, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 8/15/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksState of Minnesota Department of Highways Benchmark – Eveleth, MN

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This benchmark is at the end of a bridge on a local bicycle trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBroge A. Miner 18911 Survey Marker - Orcas Island

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A survey disk at the top of Ship Peak (Turtleback Mountain), Orcas Island, WA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gottagonow

location: Washington

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFORBES (JW1239) RM 2 - Mt Davis, PA

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Reference Mark No.2 for Horizontal Control Station FORBES - located 14 meters N of the station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFORBES (JW1239) RM 1 - Mt Davis, PA

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Reference Mark No.1 for Horizontal Control Station FORBES - located 16 meters NE of the station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFORBES (JW1239) - Mt Davis, PA

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This Horizontal Control Mark is just S of the highest benchmark in PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DM0393 - Clarksville, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DM0393 is in a north concrete wingwall of the east abutment of a concrete bridge over Delaware Creek on W Main Street (US 82B), 2.5 blocks southwest of the Red River Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE (JW1237) - Somerset County, PA

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Microwave tower located on the N side of Mt Davis RD - just E of the picnic area located across the road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3213 RESET USGS 1975 (JW1240) - Mt Davis, PA

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USGS benchmark perched atop the highest point in Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey W 282 Benchmark - San Onofre, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFirst Shot Mark B - Gettysburg, PA

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One of two survey marks set near the first shot monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksNational Geodetic Survey Mark L1415 Vertical Control - San Onofre, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFirst Shot Mark A - Gettysburg, PA

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One of two survey marks set near the first shot monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksS.D. O.C. Engineering Department Survey Monument 19 - San Onofre, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks903 - GNMP - Gettysburg, PA

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A survey point notating Jones' Battalion Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksJK0953 (R 341 RESET) Canon City, CO

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At the base of the west bridge support tower just off the side walk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SnailMan1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSY0004 National Geodetic Survey Marker

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TIDAL STATION DISK SET IN A CONCRETE ABUTMENT.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hairlesschipmunk

location: Washington

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksConvederate Calvary Ave Survey Stone - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several survey monuments found in the East Cavalry section of Gettysburg National Military Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksSY1565 National Geodetic Survey Marker

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BENCH MARK DISK SET IN AN OVERPASS WINGWALL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hairlesschipmunk

location: Washington

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBOR '596.244 66' BM (3 of 4) - Keswick Dam - Shasta County, CA

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This BM is one of four located at Keswick Dam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBM0585 - "Y 1222" bench mark disk - Austin, TX

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This benchmark is located within Zilker Park -- on the southern edge of the limestone outcrop known as "Rock Island" -- in Austin, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 8/16/2014

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