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Description:
This waymark category is for waymarking and logging any benchmarks recovered in the U.S. and other U.S. territories only.
Expanded Description:
This category is for waymarking:
  1. Benchmarks included in the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) geodetic mark database and/or the Geocaching copy of the NGS database.
  2. Disks and other types of geodetic marks that are listed in local benchmark databases on misc. websites.
  3. Benchmarks that you find, including disks that look just like geodetic disks, such as cadastral disks, right of way disks, and boundary marker disks.
  4. Auxiliary disks including Reference Mark disks and Azimuth Mark disks. (If the auxiliary disk doesn't have its own datasheet but is mentioned in a station disk's datasheet, please provide the URL of the station disk's datasheet.)

Waymarking uses the term "benchmark" to include both bench marks (vertical control) and other geodetic marks (horizontal control), and therefore this category is for waymarking both general types.

This category is fairly strictly limited to disk (and pipe cap and rod) type marks (with a photograph) for fear that too many marks that may appear to be geodetic marks, but are not, might otherwise be included. As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.

However, non-disk types will be allowed if they are listed in an online database of benchmarks (such as on Geocaching.com) and include objects such as lookout towers, nails, bolts, spires, chiseled squares, etc.

The Agency dropdown menu will grow (manually by the category manager) with mark recoveries.

Instructions for Posting a U.S. Benchmarks Waymark:
As of 2/1/2010, the following change is in effect. There are also thousands of survey marks like nails or wood stakes with painted triangles, small round washers, disks less than 2 inches in diameter, survey ribbon, and the like, making it obvious that the marker is a survey point, but this category will not include them. These items that were waymarked prior to 2/1/2010 are grandfathered.
  1. A closeup photo of the disk taken by you is required.
    If a rod - a photo of the rod under the cover and showing designation on the cover collar is required. rod example
    A second photo taken a few feet from the disk with the disk in view is a very welcome addition!
  2. A description of how to locate the disk is required in the Long Description field. This is particularly important for those marks not listed in an online database.
    Example: 14 feet NE of a 4-inch oak tree and 7 feet W of the face of the curb of Main Street.
    Example: 8 inches inside of the SW corner of the bridge.
    Note: Only general detail is required if the position of the disk is made clear in the second photo.
    Example: near the NW corner of the intersection of 7th Street and Maple Avenue.
  3. Coordinates based on reading your GPS receiver are required. You must use either NAD83 or WGS84 datum.
  4. If you used an online database to find the mark, use either A or B below as applicable.

    1. If you used an online database (Geocaching's, NGS, or a local database) that has an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the benchmark's individual datasheet in the "Web address of this benchmark's datasheet" variable.
    2. If you used an online local benchmark database that does not have an individual URL for each benchmark's datasheet, provide the URL of the database in the "Local database's URL" variable.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  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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Variables:
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  • Designation
  • Benchmark Agency
  • Benchmark Agency (if other)
  • Monumentation type
  • Monumentation type (if other)
  • County
  • USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name
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  • Find type
  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
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U.S. BenchmarksBH3138 Mobile Point Light -- Fort Morgan AL

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Second of two intersection station benchmarks located in the same tower at Fort Morgan

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBH3140 Mobile Point Rear Range Light -- Fort Morgan AL

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First of two intersection station benchmarks located in the same tower at Fort Morgan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksQE1033 - OSHD F53 1930 - Oregon

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Oregon State Highway Department benchmark for QE1033.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBM0146 - "B 1029" bench mark disk - Houston, TX

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This benchmark is located near a field on the North side of Old Hempstead Hwy (US Hwy BUS-290), approx. 0.68 miles West of its intersection with Liendo Parkway, in Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksY 210 (EL0661) - Duncan, OK

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This vertical control rod is located just south of Fuller road near the intersection of Fuller and S 13th.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: 12/1/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksBM0986 - HEMPSTEAD MUNICIPAL TANK - Hempstead, TX

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The ball at the apex of the roof of the main water tank of Hempstead, Texas is a NGS benchmark ("BM0986").

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBL1851 - "Z 1252" vertical control mark - Waller, TX

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This benchmark is located at the NE corner of the Waller Auxiliary Stadium on Fields Store and Daugherty Roads in Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: 1/4/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksBL1850 - "Y 1252" vertical control mark - Waller, TX

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This benchmark is located on the SW headwall of a culvert underneath Old Hempstead Hwy (US Hwy BUS-290), about 950 ft SE of its intersection with Farr Street in Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: 1/30/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksBL1849 - "X 1252" vertical control mark - Waller, TX

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This benchmark is located on the SW headwall of a culvert underneath Old Hempstead Hwy (US Hwy BUS-290), about 800 ft SE of its intersection with FM-2920 in Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: 1/30/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksBL1848 - "W 1252" vertical control mark - Waller, TX

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This benchmark is located at the SW corner of the intersection between Old Hempstead Hwy (US Hwy BUS-290) and Mathis Road in Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: 1/30/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksPLS19817 - Stellar Air Park - Chandler, Arizona

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This benchmark is at the end of the Stellar Park runway in Chandler, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBL1847 - "T 1252" vertical control mark - Waller, TX

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This benchmark is located just outside Canon Mathis Cemetery on Mathis road, about 1 mile South of Waller, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: 1/30/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksCD7125 - 'MILLER CR NO 1 1948' Reference Mark - Klamath County, OR

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This NGS reference mark is located just off Gale Rd in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAW2340 - "K 1150" bench mark disk - Houston, TX

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This benchmark is located near the NNE corner of the Beaconsfield building (1700 Main Street) in Houston, Texas -- on the building's northern wall (i.e. by Pease Street).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: 1/31/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksUSDOI '6 DKT 1984' Triangulation Station - Klamath County, OR

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This triangulation station is located SE of Gerber Rd in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBH1759 873 5180 Tidal Steel Pipe -- Fort Gaines SHS, Dauphin Island AL

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A car axle benchmark located in a cool star fort on Alabama's beautiful Dauphin Island is dual benchmarked as BH1759 Tidal Steel Pipe and BH2135 Fort Gaines

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: 12/31/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksUSDOI/BLM T39S R13E 1/4 S2 S35 Cadastral Survey Disk - Klamath County, OR

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This cadastral survey cap is located south of Gerber Rd in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSDOI/BLM T39S R13E 1/4 S1 S2 Cadastral Survey Disk - Klamath County, OR

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This cadastral survey cap is located near Gerber North Campground in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSDOI '5 DKT 1984' Triangulation Station - Klamath County, OR

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This triangulation station is located just off Gerber Rd, a few miles NE from the older community of Haynesville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBOR '4842.02' BM (2 of 2) - Klamath County, OR

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This benchmark is one of two that reside at Gerber Dam at the west side of Gerber Reservoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBOR '4841.90' BM (1 of 2) - Klamath County, OR

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This benchmark is one of two that reside at Gerber Dam at the west side of Gerber Reservoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHT1331 - USCGS - 'Y 150' BM - Menlo Park, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located in a headwall at the corner of Middlefield Rd and Woodland Ave in Menlo Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHT1253 - USCGS 'S 110 RESET 1951' BM - Palo Alto, CA

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This NGS benchmark resides at the junction of University Ave and Marlowe St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksStanford 27 - LS5237 Control Monument - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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This control monument resides near a water fountain within Serra Mall Way roundabout on the Stanford University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAW0209 - "H 1246" vertical control mark - Houston, TX

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This benchmark is located in the most eastern cement pillar supporting US Hwy 59's outer-most northbound lane, just north of the highway's intersection with Texas Avenue in Houston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: 1/31/2015

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