WESLEY AZ MK - Pennsylvania
Posted by: shorbird
N 41° 13.992 W 079° 58.069
17T E 586502 N 4565158
Quick Description: This is the azimuth mark for triangulation station WESLEY, in Irwin Township, Venango County.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2010 4:03:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM9V4X
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (JB) THE STATION IS ABOUT 8 MILES, AIRLINE, NORTHEAST OF GROVE CITY, 13 MILES, AIRLINE, SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF FRANKLIN, 14 MILES, AIRLINE, EAST OF MERCER, AND 1.5 MILES BY ROAD NORTH OF WESLEY POST OFFICE. (WESLEY POST OFFICE IS ON STATE HIGHWAY 8 BETWEEN FRANKLIN AND GROVE CITY.) TO REACH STATION FROM WESLEY POST OFFICE (15.2 MILES BY ROAD FROM FRANKLIN) GO NORTH ON HIGHWAY 8 ABOUT 0.5 MILE. TURN LEFT (NORTHWEST) ON A DIRT ROAD, PASSING A FARMHOUSE ON RIGHT AT THIS DIRT T-ROAD INTERSECTION, AND GO 1.0 MILE TO TOP OF THE HILL. THE STATION IS IN THE FIELD ON THE RIGHT, AT THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE CULTIVATED HILL, ABOUT 120 METERS NORTHEAST OF THE ROAD, IN WHAT WAS ONCE A FENCE LINE BETWEEN THE PROPERTY OF MR. SMITH AND MR. ALLEN, 45 METERS NORTHWEST OF TWO LARGE APPLE TREES, AND 30 METERS WEST OF A RAIL AND WIRE FENCE CORNER. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 5 INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 31.030 METERS (101.80 FEET) NORTHEAST OF THE STATION, IN A WIRE FENCE LINE, 25 METERS NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST FENCE CORNER. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 29.809 METERS (97.79 FEET) WEST OF THE STATION, AND 183.4 FEET WEST-SOUTHWEST OF REFERENCE MARK NO. 1. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 0.7 MILE SOUTH OF THE STATION, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A DIRT ROAD THAT LEADS NORTHWEST OFF HIGHWAY 8 ABOUT 0.2 MILE SOUTH OF THE ONE LEADING TO THE STATION, 5 METERS NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE ROAD, 10 METERS NORTH-NORTHWEST OF A DIRT T-ROAD INTERSECTION, AND 2 METERS EAST OF A TELEPHONE POLE. THE MARK PROJECTS ABOUT 4 INCHES AND IS VISIBLE FROM THE GROUND AT THE STATION.
Azimuth Condition: Good
From the junction of Interstate Highway 80 and State Route 8 in Barkeyville, go 1.0 mile north on Highway 8 to a crossroads. Turn left and go north on Old Route 8 for 1.3 miles to a side road left. Turn left and go west on Scrubgrass Road for 0.6 mile to a side road left and the azimuth mark on the right.
Station Link: [Web Link]
Parking Coords: Not Listed
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