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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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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
  • Condition
  • 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. BenchmarksBARSTOW SERV STA TK - Barstow, CA

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A tank located on a hill in Barstow, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksT 146 (JV3951) - Washington County, MD

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Benchmark located along a fenceline on the E side of Sharpsburg Pike.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/25/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Cadastral Survey - Bureau of Land Management T10NR4W S81 S32 S6 S5 T9N Mark - Hinkley, CA

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One of many benchmarks along a very poorly paved road just south of Highway 58.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksEl Paso Natural Gas CO. AGM 2 9 LN 1901 - Hinkley, CA

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One of many benchmarks along a very poorly paved road just south of Highway 58.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksCALTRANS T10N R4W S30 S29 S31 S32 RCE 18065 Mark - Hinkley, CA

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One of many benchmarks along a very poorly paved road just south of Highway 58.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS 818 - Tioga County Court House

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The Benchmark is in the foundation on the northwest corner of the Tioga County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKS1895 - 'CHICO WEST MUNICIPAL TANK' - Chico, CA

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An NGS water tank located in Chico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMontgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-39

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Montgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-39 (missed disk)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksMontgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-41

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Montgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-41

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/22/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksQM181-12 - Fort Sill, OK

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Old survey marker on Fort Sill, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksQM 41-1 - Fort Sill, OK

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This survey marker sits just west of Fort Sill Blvd of Fort Sill, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksGeronimo Hill (BCA 4) - Fort Sill, OK

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This triangulation station sits on Geronimo Hill on Fort Sill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0013 - Royse City, TX

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U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Benchmark CS0013 is located on the side of the historic Royse City Masonic Lodge Hall at 124 Arch St, Royse City, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKS1118 - USC&GS 'P 17' BM - Chico, CA

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This NGS benchmark resides at one of two water towers located at the corner of E 3rd and Orient Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksSALEM FIRST PRESB CH SPIRE – Salem, New Jersey

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Tall white church spire in Salem, New Jersey

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/19/2015

last visited: 9/14/2006

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U.S. BenchmarksKS1119 - USC&GS 'Q 17' BM - Chico, CA

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This NGS benchmark is located at the Midtown Post Office in downtown Chico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksJE0050 - Pleasant Hill, Mo.

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This benchmark is located in the southwest corner of the Pleasant Hill Post Office - 124 S. Lake Street in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/18/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksNGS 'CHICO 1939 NO. 5 1978' Reference Mark - Chico, CA

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This reference mark is located on the south side of Vallombrosa Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksKS1894 - USCGS 'CHICO RESET' Triangulation Station - Chico, CA

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This NGS reset triangulation station is located in the east portion of Camellia Way Picnic Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS '63 AA' BM - Klamath County, OR

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This benchmark lies on top of a small boulder just south of the Cherry Creek Trail in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksUSGS '61 AA' BM - Klamath County, OR

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This benchmark lies on top of a small boulder just north and along the Cherry Creek Trail in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. BenchmarksTopographic Baseline Monument - Gettysburg National Military Park

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In the Bryan Farm area is an old style survey stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: 5/10/2015

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U.S. Benchmarks262 - Gettysburg National Military Park

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A survey mark along Williams Ave in the Culp's Hill area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/17/2015

last visited: 4/19/2015

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U.S. BenchmarksMontgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-40

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Montgomery Bell State Park WPA Station 22-29-40

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CuriousBM

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/16/2015

last visited: never

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U.S. Benchmarks265 - Gettysburg National Military Park

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A survey mark set along Slocum Ave in the East Cemetery Hill area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2015

last visited: 4/19/2015

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