Owingsville Magnetic Station 1910, Bath County, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wuja
N 38° 08.918 W 083° 45.917
17S E 257684 N 4225919
Quick Description: Observations of magnetic declination, dip, and horizontal intensity were performed here on October 21 and 22, 1910. The drill hole in the center marks the exact point.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 1:55:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM2G8W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 33

Long Description:

This station is mentioned in the description of station OWINGSVILLE (HY2446).

The post is leaning about 20 degrees northeast.

The original (and outdated) description from the "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Showing the Progress of the Work from July 1, 1910, to June 30, 1911" follows:

The station is south of the central part of a field belonging to Mr. William Wright, northeast of the negro cemetery and about one-fourth mile north of the courthouse. It is 134.2 feet north of the northeast corner of this cemetery and 168.3 feet northeast of its northwest corner. The station is marked by a limestone post 6 by 6 by 30 inches projecting 6 inches above ground and lettered U. S. C. & G. S., 1910.

Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: USC&GS 1910

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)

Monumentation type (if other): magnetic station, limestone post

County: Bath, KY

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Owingsville, KY

Special category (optional): Not listed

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

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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