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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.
Category Settings:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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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
  • Special category (optional)
  • Special Category (if other)
  • Find type
  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
  • Local database's URL (optional)
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U.S. BenchmarksTURKEY POINT RM 4 - Cecil County, MD

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Reference Mark for the now missing TURKEY POINT RESET (JV4849) located at the S end of Elk Neck State Park & overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTURKEY POINT RM 3 - Cecil County, MD

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Reference Mark for the now missing TURKEY POINT RESET (JV4850) - west of the Turkey Point Lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksWayne County Bench Mark Disk - Chester Twp Wayne County OH

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This is a Wayne County bench mark disk set in the southwest wing wall of the Myers Road bridge over Killbuck Creek in Chester Township, Wayne County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBWB 1937 - Big Spring, TX

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Benchmark/Survey marker in Big Spring, Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LuLu1956

location: Texas

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSF&W SEC16 T47N R2E MC3 #15 - Siskiyou County, CA

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This section corner is located near the junction to Dorris Brownell Rd/Lower Klamath Lake Rd and borders the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Siskiyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSF&W SEC16 T47N R2E MC2 #16 - Siskiyou County, CA

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This section corner is located near the junction to Dorris Brownell Rd/Lower Klamath Lake Rd and borders the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Siskiyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSF&W SEC16 T47N R2E MC1 #17 - Siskiyou County, CA

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This section corner is located along Dorris Brownell Rd/Lower Klamath Lake Rd and borders the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Siskiyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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HILLS PEAK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dustydew

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksDN0654 - Denton, TX

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Located on Long Road, Denton, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ocrazys

location: Texas

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN0741 - Sunset, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN0741 is located west of the railroad tracks and east of Hubbard Rd, south of the center of Sunset, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: 11/20/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksTF1431: M 283 - Mohall ND

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This Benchmark is right beside a concrete sign "Mohall FFA" on Highway 5 at County Road 9 on the west side of Mohall, North Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: North Dakota

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCVL Consultants Inc. PLS 11175 47 55 Disk - Henderson, NV

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This is one of many disks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Nevada

date approved: 11/16/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBM 0 15 1914 - Paradise, MT

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This USC&GS benchmark, monumented in 1914, is on the southeast corner of a one time Northern Railway bridge, in the top of the south concrete abutment, directly below a wooden walkway frame. The bridge is just across the river from Paradise, MT

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/15/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksDH6782(R 238 RESET) - Chester Twp Wayne County OH

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This is a National Geodetic Survey vertical control disk in Chester Township, Wayne County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Ohio

date approved: 11/15/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station DN1386 - Forestburg, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Triangulation Station DN1386 is located in a field across the highway from the Forestburg School, Forestburg, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2014

last visited: 11/13/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN1184 - Pilot Point, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN1184 is the water tower at the northwest corner of S Jefferson and E Division Streets, Pilot Point, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2014

last visited: 11/21/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksUSACE 9 46 3605

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A US Army Corps of Engineers survey mark stamped 9 46 3605.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ljparr

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSurvey Monument - Bonner, MT

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This Survey Monument was found at the Milltown State Park viewpoint, quite unexpectedly and accidentally.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 11/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSED 327 - Near Point of Rocks, MD

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This survey disk was set in a concrete wall of a set of locks of the C&O Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBLM Cadastral Survey Marker T17N R6E

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US Cadastral Survey Benchmark Disk T18N S33 T17N R6E

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wsp2

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksS.R.V.W.U.A. - Guadalupe Rd and Cooper Rd Gilbert Arizona

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This benchmark is located on the top of the wall of a water control valve. It is stamped with the abbreviation of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association and is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Guadalupe Rd and Cooper Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMW0158 - USCGS 'G 136' BM - Modoc County, CA

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This NGS benchmark resides at a bridge spanning Rush Creek along former Hwy 299 in Modoc County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMW0159 - USCGS 'H 136' BM - Modoc County, CA

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This NGS benchmark resides at a bridge spanning Rush Creek along County Rd 198 in Modoc County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCD7934 - USCGS 'MANZANITA RM 2' Reference Mark - Modoc County, CA

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This NGS reference mark resides at the summit of Manzanita Mountain in Modoc County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCD7933 - USCGS 'MANZANITA RM 1' Reference Mark - Modoc County, CA

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This NGS reference mark resides at the summit of Manzanita Mountain in Modoc County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

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