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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. BenchmarksFranklin, TN benchmark "Holly AZI 1963"

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Franklin, TN benchmark "Holly AZI 1963"

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS 'B 8 1932' BM - Eagle Point, OR

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This benchmark is located in front of Little Butte Elementary School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPDOT Survey Mark - Lincoln Highway (US30)

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PDOT Survey Control Marker along US30 Lincoln Highway

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member polecat42

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/27/2015

last visited: 6/28/2015

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TNDOT 94-06-26 - Franklin, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/26/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DO0208 - Jacksboro, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DO0208 is located near the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the grounds of the Jack County Courthouse, 100 N Main St, Jacksboro, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/26/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSRP Benchmark 32.5 E 3.7 S - Gilbert, Arizona

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This grey metal benchmark sits atop the head gate for a secondary canal off the Eastern Canal in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSRP Benchmark 32.5 E 3.6 S - Gilbert, Arizona

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This grey metal disk is embedded atop a water control structure operated by the Salt River Project in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOSHD Neil Creek Bridge BM - Ashland, OR

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This Oregon State Highway Department BM is located at Bridge 36B along Dead Indian Memorial Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ0181 - USC&GS 'T 548 RESET' BM - Ashland, OR

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This benchmark is located at the Ashland Airport administrative office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksGOAT AZI - Sherman Res Unit of the Missionary Ridge - Chickamauga NBF.

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I felt like I needed to be a goat to climb up the side of the hill from the road to reach this one. This BM is inside the Sherman Res Unit of the Missionary Ridge - Chickamauga NBF.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 3/26/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksNational Geodetic Survey NA2294 - Johnson City, NY

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This benchmark is in the sidewalk, easier to get to than many. It is on the Southeast corner of the bridge over the railroad tracks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCopper Harbor Astronomic Latitude Mark

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Mark on rock on Lake Superior Shore, marked as follows: Lat. + 47deg23' 11" O.B.W U.S.L.S. 1864

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Amygdaloid

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMaricopa County Hwy Dept. 19 - Gilbert, Arizona

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This marker is embedded in a concrete wall where Warner Road crosses the Eastern canal in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CR0956 - Canton, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CR0956 is located near the north entrance of the Van Zandt County Courthouse, 121 E Dallas St, Canton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSRP Benchmark 32.8 E 1.0 N - Mesa, Arizona

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This grey metal disk is on the northwest corner of the intersection of the eastern canal and Southern Ave. in Mesa, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/12/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Azimuth Mark DN0767 - Decatur, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Azimuth Mark DN0767 is set atop a concrete post on the east side of Cemetery Road, northeast of Decatur, TX, just south of historic Oak Lawn Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/8/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksP.D.H.Elev.Disk - PA 501 at Hammer Creek - Lancaster County, PA

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This is an elivation disk on a bridge along PA 501.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cammy7

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/8/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2993 - Fort Worth, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2993 is the taller of the two towers of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 West 5th St, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: 4/1/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksNY0503 - USC&GS 'V 546' BM - Chiloquin, OR

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This NGS benchmark is located off a road leading to the Chiliquin Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSCGS - 'R 352' BM - Chiloquin, OR

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This NGS benchmark is located just off Chiloquin Highway and just north of the town of Chiloquin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2015

last visited: never

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TNDOT 94-397-45 - Franklin, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/6/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNY0521 - USCGS&SS 'A 277' BM - Chiloquin, OR

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This NGS benchmark is located between Pine Ridge Rd and Sprague River Rd in Chiloquin, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSCGS 'B 352 RESET' BM - Chiloquin, OR

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This reset BM is located on the SE corner of a bridge spanning the Williamson River in Chiloquin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSRP Benchmark 31.2 E 1.0 N - Mesa, Arizona

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This benchmark for the Salt River Project is on the northwest corner of the intersection of the Consolidated Canal and Southern Ave. in Mesa, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/5/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS '54 AA 1953' BM - Jackson County, OR

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This USGS BM is located just SE of Park Meadows Rd in Jackson County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/2/2015

last visited: never

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