MZ0008: MAC 36 1925 (USGS/NGS, Hancock, NH)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NH2beers
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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
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The NGS 1935 description is outdated, in spite of the locals, and an update is pending.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

County: Hillsborough

USGS Topographic Quadrangle Name: 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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  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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