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This category is for non-disk monuments located in the United States whose position was established by surveying.
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There are many interesting monuments used to mark the position of a point officially established by surveyors. This category is for those that are not the usual disk type of survey marker. Many of them are over a hundred years old and have their own special historical significance.

This category includes: geodetic survey monuments, cadastral survey monuments, geographic survey monuments, boundary monuments, border monuments, pre-1900 highway mile markers and other types of survey monuments that are solid, standing monuments and can be made of out of any of several types of materials but are not the usual disk type of survey marker.

Along with disks, this category excludes: pipe caps, rod markers, buildings, parts of buildings, items mounted on buildings, towers of any type, lights, beacons, mountains, smokestacks, poles, antennas, nails, rivets, wood stakes, signs, highway right-of-way markers, chiseled or painted marks and private property corner markers.

Some monuments have a disk mounted on them and such monuments are acceptable provided that they were not made simply as a monumentation structure for mounting the disk. An example of such an acceptable monument would be a boundary monument established in 1850 with a disk marker mounted in it in 1930.

This category accepts items that meet the above criteria whether or not there is a datasheet in the geocaching database for it.

Instructions for Posting a U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments Waymark:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required
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2. A description (to-reach) of how to locate the monument is required in the Long Description field.
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3. Coordinates based on reading your GPS receiver are required. You must use either NAD83 or WGS84 datum.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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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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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMistress Margaret Brent Boundary Marker - Alexandria, VA

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One of a few boundary markers in Point Jones park, marking the original boundary of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/2/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMason-Dixon Stone - Maryland Line, MD / New Freedom, PA

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A more modern Mason-Dixon monument next to Main Street along the original Mason-Dixon line which separates Maryland from Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/16/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMONUMENT 121 - Okanogan County, WA

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The fourth border monument east of Osoyoos Lake, MON 121 is just where one would expect to find it - on the Canada-U.S. border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 8/27/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsFort McHenry Boundary Stone 1837 (North) - Baltimore, MD

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One of several NPS boundary stones that were laid to mark the boundary between Fort McHenry and the city of Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/26/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsFort McHenry Boundary Stone 1837 (South) - Baltimore, MD

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One of several NPS boundary stones that were laid to mark the boundary between Fort McHenry and the city of Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/26/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsUS LHE - Ocean City, MD

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A historic survey monument along the Mason-Dixon line on the border between Delaware and Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/20/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsNational Ocean Survey H-7-MD-78 Disk - Berlin, MD

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A benchmark on display inside the Assateague Island National Seashore visitor center in Berlin, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/13/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments14 Miles to Baltimore Milestone - Jerusalem, MD

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A milestone from 1885 at the visitor center for Gunpowder Falls State Park in Jerusalem, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/16/2021

last visited: 6/16/2021

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 168 - Laurier, WA

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East of Laurier, WA Monument 168 requires getting away from the madding crowd for a drive in the wilderness. Easiest access is via Christina Lake in British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 166 - Laurier, WA

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About 1.2 kilometres east of the Cascade-Laurier Canada-U.S. border crossing, MON 166 is in the bush, but accessible by a high clearance vehicle via a dirt trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 164 - Laurier, WA

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About 470 metres west of the Laurier-Cascade border crossing, at the end of Border Road, stands Border Monument Number 164, better known as MON 164.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Washington

date approved: 6/7/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments23 Miles to Baltimore - College Park, MD

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An original milestone on U.S. Route 1 in College Park, Maryland stating there are 23 miles to Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/24/2021

last visited: 5/24/2021

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsHellam Township / Lower Windsor Township Boundary Marker

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A Boundary Marker of Lower Windsor Township and Hellam Township. Just off Eastern York High School's Property along Cool Creek Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member OriolePhan

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments1812 Philadelphia-Erie Pike Mile Post - Rush Township, Pennsylvania

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Mileage Markers of the 1812 Philadelphia-Erie Pike. Located along Current PA Rt 504.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2021

last visited: 5/21/2021

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsAdams County Line/ York County Line Monument

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Boundary Marker of the Adams and York County Line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member OriolePhan

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsWashington D.C. Boundary Stone - Northwest 6

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Located on a small strip of land between Western Avenue and Park Place Northwest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsWashington D.C. Boundary Stone - Northwest 7

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Nestled in the front yard of a house, this one is best viewed from the front gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsC & O Canal Milestones - Potomac, MD

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Two historic survey stones that show the distance to Washington, DC near lock 20.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: 2/28/2021

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsH.Y.R.W. Marker - Jackson Ferry Rd / East Coast Tellico Pkwy - Greenback, TN

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A concrete highway right-of-way marker located several feet off the highway in Greenback, TN. Located at a local TVA fishing / camping spot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Geologynut

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/15/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsH.Y.R.W. Marker - Morganton Branch Trail - Greenback, TN

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A concrete highway right-of-way marker located several feet off the highway in Greenback, TN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Geologynut

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/3/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 154D - Danville, WA

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This is one of the myriad border monuments found at Canada - U.S. border crossings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Washington

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 142 - Ferry County, WA

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On the border south of Midway, BC, this is a nonstandard stainless steel border monument on the 49th parallel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Washington

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 116D - Okanogan County, WA

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Monument 116D will be found on the east side of the roadway leading into Canada at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Washington

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 116C - Okanogan County, WA

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Monument 116C is to be found on the west side of the roadway leading into Canada at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Washington

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsMonument 116B - Okanogan, WA

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Monument 116B is second from the west of four border monuments to be found at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: Washington

date approved: 7/9/2020

last visited: never

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