CGS V-120 RESET, 1942, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
N 39° 43.283 W 079° 24.142
17S E 636929 N 4398054
Quick Description: CGS V-120 RESET 1942, PA, is a bench mark disk located along a track road through a cultivated field north of Friendsville, MD.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2007 6:53:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K21
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 53

Long Description:
CGS V-120 RESET 1942, PA, is a US Coast and Geodetic Survey bench mark disk set flush with the surface about 12 feet east of the centerline of a track road leading north through a cultivated field about four miles north of Friendsville, MD, and about three feet north of the MD – PA state boundary line. The disk is about 1,500 feet north of the north end of Garletts Road, about 1,150 feet north of a gate, about 12 feet east of the centerline of the track road, and about 3.25 feet northeast of PA-MD boundary monument 216 (1902, no-PID). The boundary monument marks the Fayette County, PA, - Garrett County, MD, boundary line. The disk is stamped V 120 RESET 1942. It is in poor condition because it has been marred by mowing and plowing equipment. It is in neither the NGS nor Geocaching databases. It is 192.54 miles west of the MD-PA-DE tri-state boundary intersection point at BOUNDARY MON 87 DE MD PA = RM2, PID = JU3841.

The disk was originally set as USC&GS benchmark disk V-120 in 1935, and is described at the datasheet for PID = JW0627. It was probably reset because the location of V-120 was inundated with the damming of the Youghiogeny River.

To reach from Exit 4 off Interstate Highway 68 in Friendsville, MD, go west and north on MD State Highway 42 (Friendsville Road) for about 6.4 miles to the intersection with Frazee Ridge Road. Turn right and go east and northeast on Frazee Ridge Road for about 2.5 miles to the T-intersection with Garletts Road. Turn left and go northerly on Garletts Road for about 0.4 miles to a farmyard. With permission of the owner, continue north through the farmyard and a gate, now on a track road for about 0.22 miles to the stone and the disk on the right.
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: V 120 RESET 1942

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) disk

County: Fayette County, PA

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Friendsville (MD-PA-WV)

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge


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