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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. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0844 - Waxahachie, TX

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksT279 JA0167 - Orleans, IN

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Benchmark along the old Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville railroad to the east of Orleans, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: never

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Benchmark along the Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville railroad tracks on the east of Orleans, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrleans Municipal Tank JA1704 - Orleans, IN

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Old water tower on the north ege of Orleans, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMH0544 - Oskaloosa, Ia.

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This three-story red brick building is located at 106 South 1st Street in Oskaloosa, Ia. - The central tower is the described station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMH0101 - Oskaloosa, Ia.

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This benchmark is located in the first step of the base of a statue of Mahaska, an Indian Chief that Mahaska County is named. The mark and statue is located in the western portion of Oskloosa City Square - 1st Ave., Market St., High Ave., 1st St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0319 - Rosser, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN0741 is located near one of the entries at the now-abandoned Rosser Depot in the center of town in Rosser, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBJ2182 J4=23.520 USGS -- New Iberia LA

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A USGS disk set in the front of the Old Post Office building in downtown New Iberia LA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLA Purchase Bicentennial Benchmark -- Natchitoches LA

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A special survey disk commemorating the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase set in the concrete at the Old Parish Courthouse in downtown Natchitoches LA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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US Lake Survey mark affixed to the former Marine Midland Bank in Oswego, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNGS Vertical Control Mark E 403 - Oswego, NY

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A NGS Vertical Control Mark located outside the Oswego County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBH0944 - Bay Saint Louis, Ms.

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This benchmark is located on the east side of the Hancock County Courthouse - 152 Main Street in Bay Saint Louis, Ms.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Mississippi

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNY State Canal Transportation Triangulation Disk #1 - Lock 6 - Oswego, NY

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Aluminum Disk affixed to the northern end of Lock 6 on the Oswego River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNY State Canal Transportation Triangulation Disk #2 - Lock 6 - Oswego, NY

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Aluminum Disk affixed to the southeastern end of Lock 6 on the Oswego River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLF0652 - rural Richardson County, Ne.

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This two-story rural church, part of the Missouri Synod, is located 6 miles north of Falls City, Ne, along US HWY 73.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Nebraska

date approved: 1/18/2015

last visited: 7/20/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS YZ 3 - Warren County, PA

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US Geological Survey Marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RN escape

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/17/2015

last visited: never

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One of several marks located on the Oswego Breakwater in Oswego, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/17/2015

last visited: never

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One of several marks along the Oswego breakwater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAB3306 - Fort Morgan, Al.

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This benchmark is located on the south seawall, south of the caretaker's house, and just east of the of a bend in the seawall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUS-Choctaw Nation Boundary Stone -- Ft Smith AR

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In 1858 this cubic stone boundary monument at Fort Smith AR was set to mark the initial point of the border between the United States and the Choctaw lands in Indian Territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/16/2015

last visited: 1/19/2015

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2642 is the ball atop the old water tower in Kerens, TX, at the corner of S Senter and SE 2nd Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2015

last visited: never

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Benchmark at the entrance to the Orleans Airport

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/14/2015

last visited: 1/26/2015

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THE BENCHMARK IS SET IN THE NORTH WEST SIDE OF THE WEST ABUTMENT FOR THE WATERLOO ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE OHIO-ERIE CANAL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lurch27

location: Ohio

date approved: 1/12/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity Of Fort Worth Monument No. 8678

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City Of Fort Worth Monument No. 8678. Located on a culvert on the West side of Academy Blvd just North of the intersection with White Settlement Road in White Settlement, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member RazorbackFan

location: Texas

date approved: 1/10/2015

last visited: never

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Minnesota Department of Transportation geodetic control mark in Monson Township.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member msrubble

location: Minnesota

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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