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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. Non disk-type survey marks that aren't listed in an official online database should instead be submitted into the Public Land Survey Marks category.

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

As of 6/30/2015, any benchmark recovered as 'destroyed' will NOT be accepted into this category. Prior approved destroyed benchmarks are grandfathered. If you have any questions regarding a destroyed benchmark, please contact one of the category officers prior to submitting a waymark.

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 metal 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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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 (optional)
  • 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. BenchmarksAW0143 Z53 1918 Benchmark - Alvin, TX

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It's easy to find, just reach for the crosswalk button and look at the wall behind you.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/24/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSTA 1172 - Edmond, OK

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City of Edmond GPS monument. 3 1/2" Brass Cap over iron rod, cement base with 6" Poly Wrap Cap

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SaddleBug

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/19/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksP42A - Methodist Church, Virgil, NY

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This benchmark is in the cornerstone of the Methodist Church in Virgil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/11/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor 404-10B-82 Benchmark - Fullerton, CA

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A benchmark near the Fullerton Amtrak Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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This NGS reference mark is located atop a small mountain/butte a few miles south of Paisley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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This NGS reference mark is located atop a small mountain/butte a few miles south of Paisley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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This NGS station is located on top of a small butte/mountain south of Paisley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMONUMENT 629F (PG2420) - Highgate, VT / Philipsburg, QC

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Canada/United States Boundary Marker located in the grassy median of QC 133/I-89.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMONUMENT 551A1 (PG2190) - Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC

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Large Boundary Monument in the median between the northbound/southbound lanes of I-91 (VT)/Hwy 55 (QC).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMONUMENT 552A (PG2198) - Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC

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Small Boundary Marker located in the side yard of a house sitting on the Canada/USA border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMONUMENT 553A (PG2226) "Reset" - Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC

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Canada/USA Boundary marker located on the E side of Main Street/Rue Dufferin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMONUMENT 553 (PG2202) - Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC

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International Boundary Marker situated in beside the Haskell Free Library which straddles the Canada/United States border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTiconderoga (OD0544) - Ticonderoga, NY

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USC&CS benchmark diak loacted on the W Side of the Ticonderoga Community Building on the E side of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: New York

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHAYSTACK RESET - MX1001

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Horizontal control disk at summit of Haystack, just north of US Highway 97 about 11 miles NE of Weed, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mdfabbrini

location: California

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: 6/13/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksGRCA 16-14 Control Point - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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A small brass disk located along the edge of the south rim, near the El Tovar Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/5/2017

last visited: never

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Benchmark "BRFR" - Flat Rock, NC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/5/2017

last visited: never

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Benchmark "RCK 28" - Flat Rock, NC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/5/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks40 HJH - Millard County, UT

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Located 7 miles west of Kanosh about 20' south of dirt road on slight hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fallan2

location: Utah

date approved: 6/4/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBallantine Trail Benchmark 2268.22 - Tonto National Forest, AZ

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This benchmark is located near the Ballantine trailhead parking lot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLT0583 - USC&GS 'LITTER' Reference Mark - Lassen County, CA

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This NGS reference mark is located just off Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLT0583 - USC&GS 'LITTER' Station Mark - Lassen County, CA

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This NGS station mark is located just off Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLT0191 - USC&GS 'R 257' BM - Lassen County, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located just off Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLT0195 - USC&GS 'P 257 RESET 1970' BM - Lassen County, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located just off Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLT0196 - USC&GS 'N 257' BM - Lassen County, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located just off Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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This benchmark is located NE of Highway 139 on Cleghorn Road (inaccessible via vehicle).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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