Hamilton-Ipswich 1 WM (H-I1 WM)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bctrail
N 42° 38.540 W 070° 49.308
19T E 350647 N 4722706
Quick Description: A granite post marking one point on the boundary line between the towns of Hamilton and Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2010 6:31:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM9B6B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is one of many stones used to mark the "corner" points on the boundary lines between towns in Massachusetts, in this case, the Town of Hamilton and the Town of Ipswich. The letters "H" (for Hamilton) and "I" (for Ipswich) are inscribed on opposite sides. It is approximately eight inches square and two feet high. At some point in the past, an orange stripe was painted around the top of the marker. Although weathered, some portions of this paint can still be seen.

The marker is located on the east side of Sagamore Street, about 1.7 miles from Route 22, and 1.0 miles from Route 133. It is near the side of the road, but just behind an electrified fence. It is on private property, but is easily viewable from public land.

Note that this is a Witness Monument (WM). The actual town line corner is an unmarked point five feet east of the stone marker.

The next adjacent marker heading east is Essex-Hamilton-Ipswich, 0.3 miles.
The next adjacent marker heading south is Hamilton-Ipswich 2, 0.3 miles. Note that the town line to this next marker is not a straight line, but rather follows the east side of Sagamore Street.
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Essex County

USGS Quad: Ipswich

Other Coordinates: N 42° 38.539 W 070° 49.306

Other Coordinates details:
MassHighway Town Corners Data Sheet, Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System of 1983. Corner : HAMILTON-IPSWICH 1 WM Designation: H-I1 WM

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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