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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)
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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. BenchmarksFK0154 (M 28) at the Washita County Museum - Cordell, OK

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark Disk at the Washita County Museum in Cordell, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFK0184 (S 2) at Hutto's Clothing Store - Weatherford, OK

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark Disk in Weatherford, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksS.R.V.W.U.A. Chandler Blvd. Elevation Marker - Chandler, AZ

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This corroded marker is atop a water control gate on the north side of Chandler Blvd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 12/10/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOK-AR boundary monument -- Polk Co. AR-Leflore Co. OK

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A favorite stop along the Talimena Scenic Byway, this historic border area, the site of much controversy in the 19th century and beyond, is reached by the short path to the monument

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 12/7/2017

last visited: 11/11/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksBenchmark FJ0082 - Wewoka, OK

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This benchmark is located in the brick wall of the courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/3/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks1977 US General Land Office Suvey Section Marker

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This looks to be a section corner marker benchmark. US General Land Office Survey - 1911 Marker, 1977 Stamped on it T1 N S14 R41 E S13 S23 S24

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Galego66

location: Idaho

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ0112 - ORDT '2135=S 75' BM - Ashland, OR

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An NGS benchmark located just off Hwy 66.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ1084 - USC&GS 'ASHLAND RM 2' Reference Mark - Ashland, OR

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An NGS reference mark located atop of hill in Ashland, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ1084 - USC&GS 'ASHLAND RM 1' Reference Mark - Ashland, OR

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An NGS reference mark located atop of hill in Ashland, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNZ1084 - USCGS 'ASHLAND' Triangulation Station - Ashland, OR

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An NGS station located atop of hill in Ashland, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFJ0866 - Britton Reference Mark 1 at Memorial Park Cemetery - Edmond, OK

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U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey reference mark disk at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCity of Ashland 'BM 38' Survey Monument - Ashland, OR

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A City of Ashland benchmark located on a headwall of a culvert to Ashland Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/25/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFAA CVG 0 in Boone County, Kentucky

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Vertical control disk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. General Land Office Survey Marker T1N 9 RE 1924 - Gold Canyon, AZ

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This marker is located on State Trust Land at an intersection with National Forest Land just outside of Gold Canyon, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. General Land Office Survey Marker 1924 - Gold Canyon, AZ

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This marker is located on State Trust Land just outside of Gold Canyon, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksOuter Red Light, Nav. Light - LW3141 - New Shoreham, RI

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The navigation light is at the end of a jetty enveloping the west side of the Old Harbor port.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksFA2396 Charlotte First Presb Church Spire -- Charlotte NC

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The Charlotte First Presbyterian Church Spire is also NGS benchmark FA2396

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: 11/17/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksMX0265 - USGS 'BB 11' BM - Etna, CA

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One of two very historic benchmarks located in downtown Etna.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 11/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMX0266 - '2945 B USGS' BM - Etna, CA

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One of two very historic benchmarks located in downtown Etna.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 11/20/2017

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksDL1280 Hampton Municipal Tank -- Hampton AR

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The Hampton Municipal Tank is NGS Benchmark DL1280

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/20/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksDL1047 U 62 -- Hope AR

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The NGS benchmark at the Hope AR City Hall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/20/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksDL1045 RV 622 -- Hope AR

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A monel metal rivet in a railroad culvert near the grain elevator at Hope AR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/20/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksDL0319 Meridian Mark -- Camden AR

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An interesting meridian mark benchmark in the west side of the Ouachita County Courthouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksDL0318 200 -- Camden AR

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The USGS benchmark on the west side of the Ouachita Co. Courthouse in Camden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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U.S. BenchmarksDL0068 T 83 -- Warren AR

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The benchmark across from the train station in Warren AR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: 8/5/2017

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