744 P (USGS, Peterborough, NH)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers
N 42° 52.652 W 071° 57.030
19T E 259024 N 4751438
Quick Description: A USGS standard bench mark disk, located on the Town Hall, at Peterborough, NH. The NHDOT ID# is 363-0090.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 6:32:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMDW13
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This station, a USGS standard bench mark disk, is located in Peterborough, NH. Located in the town center, it is set in the east end of the north wall of the Town Hall building. The NHDOT datasheet description is as follows:

THE STATION IS LOCATED IN PETERBOROUGH, AT THE TOWN HALL.THE STATION IS A STANDARD USGS DISK STAMPED--744 P--, SET VERTICALLY INTO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE TOWN HALL. 25.0 FT (7.6 M) SOUTHWEST FROM THE GRANITE CURB ON MAIN STREET, 20.0 FT (6.1 M) WEST FROM A FLAG POLE, 8.0 FT (2.4 M) ABOVE THE PORCH, 5.0 FT (1.5 M) ABOVE THE BRICK WALL, AND 0.6 FT (18.3 CM) WEST FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE TOWN HALL.

Set 8-ft up from the walkway, it is inaccessible without a step ladder of other means. A closeup photo was impossible, so I zoomed in on it as best as I could. Admittedly, this is the first experience I had with a mark set this high up on a structure.

The full NHDOT datasheet can be accessed at the link below.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: 744 P

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

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

County: Hillsborough

USGS Topographic Quadrangle Name: Peterborough North

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from an online local database were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark is required.
  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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