Hamilton-Wenham D (H-WD, PN-5)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bctrail
N 42° 35.829 W 070° 49.705
19T E 349996 N 4717700
Quick Description: A granite post marking one point on the boundary line between the Towns of Hamilton and Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts. It is in Chebacco Woods.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2010 5:51:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Y6J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 3

Long Description:
This is one of many granite posts used to mark the "corner" points on the boundary lines between towns in Massachusetts, in this case, the Towns of Hamilton and Wenham. It is about nine eight inches thick, two feet wide, and two feet high. The letter "H" (for Hamilton) is painted on one side, and "W" (for Wenham) is on the opposite side.

To reach the marker, first follow the directions to Hamilton-Wenham C. From the trail at the bottom of the hill below that marker, bushwhack WNW along the old stone wall, and follow your GPS to the marker. It is uphill about 50 feet north of the stone wall. There is a large decaying log just west of the marker.

The next adjacent marker heading northwest is Hamilton-Wenham E, about 0.5 mile.
The next adjacent marker heading southeast is Hamilton-Wenham C, 0.2 mile.
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

County: Essex County

USGS Quad: Salem

Other Coordinates details:
This marker is not in the MassHighway Town Corners database. This may be because the town line does not change direction as it passes the boundary post, and thus doesn't qualify as a "corner".

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: 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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