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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.
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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. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS1739 - Fort Worth, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS1739 above a curb in the parking lot at the historic U.S. Post Office at 251 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksEM0151 (T 37)

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Benchmark disk located along the Saint Louis-San Fransisco on the bridge just West of Red Elk Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: 10/10/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksChatham South Lighthouse - Chatham, MA

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The Chatham South Lighthouse was built in 1880. The lighthouse is still active and stands at the Coast Guard Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2999 - Fort Worth, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS2999 is the tower atop the historic Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 W Weatherford St, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS1738 - Fort Worth, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS1738 is located atop the steps to the east entrance of the historic U.S. Post Office at 251 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

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U.S. BenchmarksCounty Engineer R.E. 5869 BM - Valyermo, CA

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This is one of a few benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Geological Survey K-19 Mark - Lake Hughes, CA

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This is one of a few benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOrange County Surveyor 3E-90-71 Benchmark - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTarrant County WPA # 1012

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Tarrant County WPA # 1012 located on East side of bridge on Alemeda Street in Fort Worth.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member RazorbackFan

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksERIE USEO 613 - Presque Isle, PA

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U.S. Engineer Office disk located at the NE edge of the North Pier at the entrance to Erie Harbor & not in the current database of the National Geodetic Survey (or on Geocaching.com).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey V 973 RESET Benchmark - Gorman, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks along Gorman Post Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks159 TT192 - Rio Verde Drive - Maricopa County, Arizona

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This small metal marker sits on the south side of Rio Verde Drive in Maricopa County Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksGPS 81 PLS 2396 2003 - Deschutes County, OR

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3-1/4" aluminum cap on rebar, set by USDA-Forest Service, William B. Ham in 2003; driven flush to the ground

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksGPS 93 2003 - Deschutes County, OR

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3-1/4" aluminum cap on rebar set by USDA-Forest Service in 2003; driven flush to the ground

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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City of Greensboro Disk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frex3wv

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAP 524 THREE SISTERS WILDERNESS

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Angle point on the Three Sisters Wilderness boundary set by USDA-Forest Service, Walter F. Miller in 2000

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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US Coast & Geodetic Survey BM, stamped C 96 1946

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/10/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAP 521 THREE SISTERS WILDERNESS

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Angle point on the Three Sisters Wilderness boundary set by USDA-Forest Service, Walter F. Miller in 2000

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksAP 497 THREE SISTERS WILDERNESS

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Angle point located on the Three Sisters Wilderness boundary chiseled by USDA-Forest Service, Walter F. Miller in 2000

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksPRINCIPIO 2008 (DN6260) - Cecil County, MD

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Aluminum disk located in the W quadrant of the intersection of Pulaski Hwy (US 40) & Principio Parkway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksHavre de Grace Lighthouse (JV4793) - Havre de Grace, MD

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Small lighthouse located on Concord Point in Havre de Grace serves as an 'Intersection Station' benchmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTurkey Point Lighthouse (JV4849) - Cecil County, MD

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Small Lighthouse located at the S end of Elk Neck State Park & overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksARIZONA HIGHWAY DEPT. 1974 (elevation marker- Peoria, AZ)

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This benchmark (not listed in the geocaching.com website) was placed in 1974

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AnthemRose

location: Arizona

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksGaging Station - Brentwood, CA

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A survey marker in Brentwood, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey S 973 Benchmark - Gorman, CA

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This is one of many benchmarks along Gorman Post Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

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