U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0844 - Waxahachie, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 22.869 W 096° 51.117
14S E 702071 N 3584712
Quick Description: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0844 is located atop a bridge along US 77, which crosses both Waxahachie Creek and the railroad tracks.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2015 9:04:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNA2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
The benchmark is not difficult to locate, but parking in the area can be difficult, requiring a short walk over for access. Be aware that this is a busy thoroughfare, so watch for traffic as you make your way over.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1946 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 0.4 MI S FROM WAXAHACHIE. 0.4 MILE SOUTH ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 77 FROM THE COURTHOUSE AT WAXAHACHIE, 19 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE SOUTH END OF A VIADUCT, ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE HIGHWAY. A BRONZE DISK SET IN THE TOP OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH END OF A CONCRETE VIADUCT.

04/30/1990 by TOWILL (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY TOWILL INCORPORATED 1990 SOUTH OF WAXAHACHIE. FROM THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 77 - FERRIS STREET AND BUSINESS ROUTE 287 - MAIN STREET IN WAXAHACHIE, GO SOUTH ALONG HIGHWAY 77 FOR 0.38 MI (0.61 KM) TO THE STATION. THE STATION IS A USC AND GS BENCH MARK STAMPED--B 389 1946, 1 FT (0.3 M) NORTH AND 0.5 FT (0.2 M) EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A BRIDGE OVER WAXAHACHIE CREEK AND THE MISSOURI KANSAS TEXAS RAILROAD.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: B 389

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

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

County: Ellis

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Waxahachie

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

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NGS PID: CS0844

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  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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