SALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE (JW1237) - Somerset County, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 47.708 W 079° 09.924
17S E 657072 N 4406629
Quick Description: Microwave tower located on the N side of Mt Davis RD - just E of the picnic area located across the road.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 12:34:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
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Long Description:
Relevant details from the NGS datasheet are as follows:

01/01/1975 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (WOM) THE STATION, SALISBURY AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH MICROWAVE KGO-84, IS THE LIGHT ATOP A 4-LEGGED, SELF-SUPPORTING, STEEL MAST THAT IS ALTERNATELY PAINTED RED AND WHITE. THE STRUCTURE HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 185 FEET AND HAS SOME REFLECTORS NEAR THE TOP. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MEYERSDALE, 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF GRANTSVILLE AND 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SALISBURY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 219 AND STATE HIGHWAY 669 IN SALISBURY, GO WEST ON HIGHWAY 669 FOR 0.7 MILE TO A T-ROAD JUNCTION, WHERE HIGHWAY 669 TURNS LEFT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH AND NORTHWEST ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 1.7 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT IN THE VILLAGE OF ST PAUL. TURN LEFT AND GO WESTERLY ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 4.0 MILES TO THE SALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE AND NORTH WOLFROCK ROAD ON THE RIGHT.


Note - the remainder of the to-reach description appears to have been pulled in from a different mark.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: - blank -

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Microwave Tower

County: Somerset County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Markleton

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: JW1237

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Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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