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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.
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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)
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  • Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional)
  • NGS PID
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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN1126 - Blue Ridge, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DN1126 is the iconic Blue Ridge Water Tower at 203 W FM 545, Blue Ridge, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBM 61 - Fort Sill, OK

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One of many bench marks dotted across Fort Sill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/25/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCE0655 BOUNDARY MON 1 MX US -- El Paso TX

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Border Monument No. 1 was set in 1855 and designated an official US Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark in 1893.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/24/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSA/Mexico Boundary Monument 258 - San Diego/USA & Tijuana, Mexico

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The fence separating the US from Mexico used to straddle this marker. Now, full access to the marker can only be gained by being on the Mexican side as the fence has been moved a few feet north of the actual border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/22/2017

last visited: 3/18/2012

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey B 64 Benchmark - Oceanside, CA

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This benchmark is located on the Oceanside pier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 4/23/2012

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U.S. BenchmarksMX0337 - USC&GS 'F 35' BM - Hilt, CA

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This older BM resides just off railroad tracks in the small community of Hilt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMX0326 - USC&GS 'A 35' BM - Hornbrook, CA

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This NGS benchmark resides along Front Street in Hornbrook.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3F-130-13 ~El Toro~Laguna Woods~

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in the corner of a catch Basin lid near the corner of El Toro Road and Moulton Pkwy. It is also near a bus stop

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3F-129-13 ~El Toro~Laguna Woods~

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On a Catch Basin Lid at the corner of El Toro and Avenida Sevilla in Laguna Woods, in front of a bus stiop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAE1911 Liberty

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LIBERTY is located in the sidewalk on the corner of Liberty and Main Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DO0078 - Buffalo Springs, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DO0078 is located in the heart of Buffalo Springs, TX, very close to a witness post and two Texas Historical Markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/9/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3B-118-13 ~Irvine Golf Course Cart Bridge~

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Located in the footing of a Golf Cart Bridge over the Railroad, along a paved biking/waking path

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks1A-112-68 ~Crescent-Crescent~Muller~

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Located on the North corner of a concrete slab of a channel outlet structure nearest the fence and fence post. It is about 30-35 feet south of the railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCottonwood St. - City of Chandler - Chandler, AZ

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This benchmark is in the middle of Cottonwood St. north of Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAJ3651(2BL1) - Gilbert AZ

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This is a Maricopa County Department of Transportation survey rod in Gilbert, Maricopa County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/30/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGLO 'T37S R15E S29 S28 S32 S33' Section Corner - Klamath County, OR

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This section corner lies west of Forest Road 3790.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGLO 1/4 S33 S4 Section Corner - Klamath County, OR

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This 1/4 section corner resides east of Forest Road 3790.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUS Department of the Interior Natl Park Svc BM 1314 -- Castolon Visitor Center, Big Bend NP TX

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A US Department of the Interior National park Service benchmark at the Castolon Visitor center at Big Bend National Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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U.S. BenchmarksJACKSON RESET 1954 - Jackson, CA

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A reset in downtown Jackson, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/25/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksDART Monument No. 39 - Grapevine, TX

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Survey monument no. 39 of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kilroy18

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksL51 1918 - Bay City, TX

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Stuck in the side of the old Bay City Bank building, just to the right and below the Texas Historical Marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks3FF-10-85 ~Jeffery~

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Southerly corner of a small Storm Drain Catch Basin on Jeffery about 530 NE of Barranca Parkway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tissa1020 & Foxhound

location: California

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBlank Control Monument at Monroe/Kenyon Streets - Medford, OR

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A blank control monument located at the corner of Monroe and Kenyon Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOSHD 'C 38' Control Monument - Medford, OR

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This control monument is located at the corner of S Ivy and W 8th Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ0806 - U.S. Army Engineers 'F 168' BM - Medford, OR

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This benchmark disk is located on the steps to the Jackson County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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