3213 RESET USGS 1975 (JW1240) - Mt Davis, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 47.159 W 079° 10.606
17S E 656120 N 4405593
Quick Description: USGS benchmark perched atop the highest point in Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 12:17:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
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Long Description:
This battered USGS disk is located at roughly the center of a paved circular drive at the summit of Mt Davis. It is at the pinnacle of a boulder about 8' high, located on the S side of the path.

Boulders are in the middle of a path running roughly WNW-ESE and about 50' E of the observation tower.

Details from NGS datasheet are as follows:

DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1975 (LBG) 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 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 AT THE VILLAGE OF SAINT PAUL. TURN LEFT AND GO WESTERLY ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 4.0 MILES TO THE SALISBURY ATT MICROWAVE AND NORTH WOLF ROCK ROAD ON THE RIGHT. CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 0.4 MILE TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT, SOUTH WOLF ROCK ROAD. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHERLY ON PAVED ROAD FOR 0.6 MILE TO A FORK. KEEP LEFT AND GO EASTERLY ON A PAVED ROAD FOR 0.2 MILE TO A FORK, WHICH FORMS A CIRCLE DRIVE AROUND AN OBSERVATION TOWER. KEEP RIGHT FOR 150 FEET TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT.

3213 RESET USGS 1975 IS A BRONZE TRIANGULATION STATION DISK OF THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, STAMPED---3213 RESET 1952---, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A LARGE POINTED BOULDER, THAT PROJECTS 8 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS 72.5 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE WELL PIPE, 65.0 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE FOUNDATION, 49.8 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHEAST LEG OF THE OBSERVATION TOWER AND ABOUT 6 FEET HIGHER THAN THE STATION
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: 3213 RESET USGS 1975

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION disk

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: JW1240

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

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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