MZ0008: MAC 36 1925 (USGS/NGS, Hancock, NH)
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N 42° 57.144 W 072° 00.500
18T E 744042 N 4759872
Quick Description: A USGS standard bench mark disk, located in Hancock, NH.
The NGS PID# is MZ0008.
The NHDOT ID# is 201-0020.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 1:37:40 PM
Waymark Code: WME5TN
This station, a U.S. Geological Survey standard bench mark disk, is locate in Hancock, NH. It is set in a rock outcrop at the south (east) side of the former Keene Branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad right of way. The rail has long been abandoned and removed. The NHDOT datasheet description gives the most recent to-reach info for this station:
THE STATION IS LOCATED IN HANCOCK.TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE WEST JUNCTION OF STATE ROUTES 123 NORTH AND 137 SOUTH AT THE COMMON IN HANCOCK, GO SOUTH FOR 1.8 MI (2.9 KM) ON ROUTE 137 TO A LEFT HAND CURVE AND AN ABANDONED RAILROAD LEDGE CUT ON THE RIGHT. PACK SOUTH FOR 1,550 FT ALONG THE RAILROAD BED (FROM THE SOUTH END OF THE LEDGE CUT) TO MILEPOST K 19 ON THE RIGHT AND THE DISK ON THE LEFT.THE STATION IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED--MAC 36 1925--, SET IN THE TOP OF A GRANITE BOULDER, 2.0 FT (0.6 M) ABOVE THE RAILROAD BED. 100 FT (30.5 M) SOUTH FROM AN 8-FT X 10-FT X 10-FT HIGH BOULDER ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RAILROAD BED, 12.0 FT (3.7 M) EAST FROM THE CENTER OF THE RAILROAD BED, AND 33.0 FT (10.1 M) NORTHEAST FROM A 6-FT HIGH CONCRETE MILEPOST K19/N38.
The NGS 1935 description is outdated, in spite of the locals, and an update is pending. Both NGS and NHDOT datasheets are accessible at the links below.
Condition: Mark found in good condition
Designation: MAC NO36 1925
Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey
Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk
USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Dublin
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]
NGS PID: MZ0008
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
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