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GA0771 - HAWKINS COUNTY MILESTONE - Rogersville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 25.478 W 082° 58.940
17S E 322289 N 4032873
Quick Description: The triangulation station disk is the compass rose on top of the Hawkins County Milestone
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:43:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM6M93
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 5

Long Description:
The actual disk per the 1964 description in the compass rose on top: "THE ELEVATION DETERMINED IS THE SURFACE OF THE BRONZE ORIENTATION PLATE AT THE SMALL INDENTATION THAT MARKS THE EXACT LOCATION OF TRIANGULATION STATION HAWKINS COUNTY MILESTONE WHICH IS THE CENTER OF THE PLATE AND THE 2-FOOT SQUARE GRANITE POST." (which is now also compass rose Waymark WM6M8Q).

Per the 1941 COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY: "THE STATION IS A PROMINENT MONUMENT ABOUT 2 MILES NE OF ROGERSVILLE IN THE TRIANGULAR PLOT BOUNDED BY THE TRAFFIC LANES AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 11 W AND STATE HIGHWAY 70. MARK IS A 2-FOOT MILESTONE INSCRIBED ON THE S FACE NEAR ITS TOP. U.S.C. AND G.S. SQUARE GRANITE POST 4-1/2 FEET HIGH WITH THE NAME HAWKINS COUNTY."

The two reference marks are quickly found per their description: "REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 46.5 FEET NW OF U.S. HIGHWAY 11 W AND 27 FEET E OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE WESTERLY BRANCH OF THE STATE HIGHWAY 70, IT PROJECTS 6 INCHES AND IS STAMPED HAWKINS COUNTY MILESTONE NO. 1 1941. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 44 FEET SW OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE EASTERLY BRANCH AND 21 FEET ESE OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE WESTERLY BRANCH OF STATE HIGHWAY 70. IT PROJECTS 6 INCHES AND IS STAMPED HAWKINS COUNTY MILESTONE NO. 2 1941."

The azimuth disk was not located.

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION Disk

County: Hawkins County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Burem

Special category (optional): Not listed

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: GA0771

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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  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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