HA0149 - Smith's Grove, Ky.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 37° 03.152 W 086° 12.492
16S E 570403 N 4100993
Quick Description: This benchmark is set in the lower right corner of the front facade of the former Farmer's Bank - 108 First Street in Smith's Grove, Ky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 9:19:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMMJK1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This benchmark is set in the lower right corner of the front facade of the former Farmer's Bank. The former Bank is constructed of limestone. This is a one story building. The entrance is on the left with double wood and glass doors. The rest of the fenestration consists of a double paned bay window. A black cloth awning is above the entryway and the bay window. An carved entablature "Farmer's Bank" is centered above the awning. A solid stone turret appears on either end of the roofline, which is stepped in the front and topped in the center by a finial.

From the Bluestem Prairie website:
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"What a surprise for the eyes to see this little limestone bank in Smiths Grove, KY. (Smiths Grove is a small town in Warren County, about 20 miles east of Bowling Green.)

The Farmer's Bank building is currently unoccupied. I found the following information about its history:

Erected in 1894, Farmer's Bank is a pretentious limestone structure built for Dave and James R. Kirby by an itinerant stone mason. Closed in 1931, Farmer's Bank never reopened and was later used as a post office.

Source: Architecture of Warren County, KY 1790-1940, copyright 1984 by the Landmark Association of Bowling Green and Warren County, Inc., Bowling Green, KY."

From the datasheet from geocaching.com
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"HA0149 ***********************************************************************
HA0149 DESIGNATION - J 345
HA0149 PID - HA0149
HA0149 STATE/COUNTY- KY/WARREN
HA0149 USGS QUAD - SMITHS GROVE (1994)
HA0149
HA0149 *CURRENT SURVEY CONTROL
HA0149 ___________________________________________________________________
HA0149* NAD 83(1986)- 37 03 09. (N) 086 12 29. (W) SCALED
HA0149* NAVD 88 - 194.258 (meters) 637.33 (feet) ADJUSTED
HA0149 ___________________________________________________________________
HA0149 GEOID HEIGHT- -30.68 (meters) GEOID99
HA0149 DYNAMIC HT - 194.107 (meters) 636.83 (feet) COMP
HA0149 MODELED GRAV- 979,851.8 (mgal) NAVD 88
HA0149
HA0149 VERT ORDER - FIRST CLASS I
HA0149
HA0149.The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have
HA0149.an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
HA0149
HA0149.The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling
HA0149.and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
HA0149.WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible
HA0149.vertical movement.
HA0149
HA0149.The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
HA0149
HA0149.The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88
HA0149.geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the
HA0149.Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45
HA0149.degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
HA0149
HA0149.The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.
HA0149
HA0149; North East Units Estimated Accuracy
HA0149;SPC KY S - 579,910. 459,260. MT (+/- 180 meters Scaled)
HA0149
HA0149 SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL
HA0149
HA0149 NGVD 29 - 194.369 (m) 637.69 (f) ADJ UNCH 1 1
HA0149
HA0149.Superseded values are not recommended for survey control.
HA0149.NGS no longer adjusts projects to the NAD 27 or NGVD 29 datums.
HA0149.See file dsdata.txt to determine how the superseded data were derived.
HA0149
HA0149_MARKER: DB = BENCH MARK DISK
HA0149_SETTING: 36 = BUILDING
HA0149_STAMPING: J 345 1954
HA0149_STABILITY: B = PROBABLY HOLD POSITION/ELEVATION WELL
HA0149
HA0149 HISTORY - Date Condition Recov. By
HA0149 HISTORY - 1954 MONUMENTED CGS
HA0149 HISTORY - 1968 GOOD NGS
HA0149
HA0149 STATION DESCRIPTION
HA0149
HA0149''DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1968
HA0149''AT SMITHS GROVE.
HA0149''AT SMITHS GROVE, 90 YARDS NORTH OF THE CENTER OF A CROSSING OF
HA0149''THE LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 101,
HA0149''SET VERTICALLY IN THE SOUTH FACE OF THE SOUTH STONE WALL OF
HA0149''THE FARMERS BANK BUILDING, 1.0 FOOT WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST
HA0149''CORNER OF THE BUILDING, 74 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF
HA0149''MAIN STREET WHICH IS STATE HIGHWAY 101, 34 FEET NORTH OF THE
HA0149''CENTERLINE OF FIRST STREET, AND ABOUT 2 1/2 FEET ABOVE THE
HA0149''LEVEL OF THE STREET."
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: J345

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

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

County: Warren

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Smiths Grove

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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NGS PID: HA0149

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

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