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Gettysburg RM 1
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 49.304 W 077° 13.724
18S E 309253 N 4410348
Quick Description: Reference Mark No.1 for Triangulation Station 'GETTYSBURG' located on Cemetery Hill - E of the Baltimore Pike (PA 97).
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 4:19:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM2W1Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 44

Long Description:
This Reference Mark is located on the Civil War battlefied at Gettysburg National Militaty Park. It is located on Cemetery Hill - E of the Baltimore Pike (PA 97) on the SE edge of town. This was the site of the Uinon lines on the 2nd & 3rd days of the battle. The description from the current NGS datasheet is below:

Note - metal detectors are not permitted on the park grounds( although you wouldn't need it for this one).


STATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966
AT GETTYSBURG.
AT THE GETTYSBURG STATION SITE 67.69 FEET NORTH OF THE STATION, 30 FEET NORTHWEST OF RICKETTS BATTERY MONUMENT, 1 FOOT EAST OF THE STONE FENCE AND IS SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST FLUSH AND IS ABOUT LEVEL WITH THE STATION. NOTE-- FOR DESCRIPTION SEE STATION GETTYSBURG.

STATION RECOVERY (1990)

RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (NH)
RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

STATION RECOVERY (2006)

RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2006 (EK)
CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES FROM THE GROUND.

STATION RECOVERY (2007)

RECOVERY NOTE BY GEOCACHING 2007 (RCF)
HH2 N39 49 18.2 W77 13 43.4
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: GETTYSBURG NO 1 - 1942

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: REFERENCE MARK Disk

County: Adams

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Gettysburg - PA

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: JV1965

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  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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