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GA0770 - B55 - Rogersville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 25.478 W 082° 58.940
17S E 322289 N 4032873
Quick Description: Right in front of the Hawkins County Milestone monument
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 10:58:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM6M9K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 3

Long Description:
Description: "2 MI E FROM ROGERSVILLE. 2.0 MILES EAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 70 AND U.S. HIGHWAY 11 FROM ROGERSVILLE, HAWKINS COUNTY, IN THE CENTER OF A GRASS TRIANGLE FORMED BY THE JUNCTION OF THE HIGHWAYS, AND ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE HAWKINS COUNTY MEMORIAL MILESTONE. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED B 55 1934 AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 8 INCHES ABOVE GROUND."

Found as described. Plenty of parking. Couple of picnic tables.

Base of a missing TN historical marker to the south of the BM. Per Touring the East Tennesse Backroads by Carolyn Sakowski (page 145), this marker was for Chisholm's Ford, which is located 3.5 miles SE on the Holston River.

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: B55 1934

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) 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: GA0770

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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