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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.

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 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
  • Local database's URL (optional)
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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DM0502- Sulphur Springs, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark DM0502 is located near the northwest entrance to the Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St, Sulphur Springs, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/4/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksADOT 001729 - Tempe, Arizona

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This benchmark, and its attendant witness post, are located on the North side of Warner Road, West of Price Road, in Tempe, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/3/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksA.D.O.T. RLS 33861 - Mesa, Arizona

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This gray metal disk is embedded in a concrete collar on the north side of Elliot Road, East of Price Road in Mesa, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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U 302 benchmark - Nashville, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHILL AZI - Nashville, TN

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HILL AZI - Nashville, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMinuteman D09 Missile Site- near Wall SD

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Minuteman D09 Missile Site- near Wall SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBREAK AZI - Brentwood, TN

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BREAK AZI - Brentwood, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/1/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAY0801 - X510 - 1953

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Literally "down a long country road," near the fence along the south side of the roadway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: 8/1/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksAZDOT RLS 33861 - Tempe, Arizona

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This benchmark, with its attendant witness post, lies on the west side of south bound Price Road, just south of Elliot Road in Tempe, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMariners Museum Station No. 2 - Newport News, VA

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This is a metal disc survey marker on the Avenue of the Arts Blvd

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jipdog1

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/31/2015

last visited: 7/26/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksBell Reference Mark 2 in Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

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Bell Reference Mark 2 in Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksBell Reference Mark 1 in Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

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Bell Reference Mark 1 in Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMontgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-42

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Montgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-42

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMount Rushmore Benchmark - Mount Rushmore National Park

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Mount Rushmore Benchmark - Mount Rushmore National Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/30/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSRP Benchmark 33.4 E 2.0S - Gilbert, Arizona

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This benchmark is located on the bank of the Eastern Canal where it flows under Elliot Road in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLittle Deschutes River Bridge OSHD BM - Crescent, OR

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This Oregon State Highway Department benchmark resides at a bridge spanning Little Deschutes River in Crescent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksS.R.W.U.A. Benchmark - Gilbert, Arizona

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This benchmark sits atop the wall of a Zanjero gate in Gilbert, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKansas State Capitol Dome - Topeka, KS

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The dome of the capitol building serves as a benchmark for surveying.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Kansas

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLX2365: U 74 1985 (NGS, Newtown, CT)

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A NGS vertical control mark, located in Newtown, CT. The NGS PID# is LX2365.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksState College Clocktower (KW2952) - Penn State University - State College, PA

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The clock tower on top of Old Main serves as an Intersection Station benchmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPENN STATE UNIV CORS ARP (AF9653) - State College, PA

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A GPS antenna near the N corner of the Penn State Transportation Research building serves as an NGS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) ARP station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksDF2616 - WINDER BARROW HEIGHTS TANK

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This tank is located behind the old Barrow Manufacturing building and is currently being used as a roost by a flock of turkey vultures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GuldenDragons

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLX1927: A 62 1984 (NGS, New Milford, CT)

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A NGS vertical control mark, located in New Milford, CT. The NGS PID# is LX1927.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLX1928: B 62 1984 (NGS, New Milford, CT)

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A NGS vertical control mark, located in New Milford, CT. The NGS PID# is LX1928.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksLX1929: C 62 1984 (NGS, New Milford, CT)

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A NGS standard vertical control mark, located in New Milford, CT. The NGS PID# is LX1929.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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