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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments
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Description:
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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  • Approximate date of monument
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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsNorth and South Meridian Stones, Burke County NC

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A pair of 100-year-old granite stones creating a precise north-south line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PFF

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/25/2009

last visited: 11/25/2015

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and Monuments1753 Boundary Marker, Salisbury North Carolina

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Stone Boundary marker in the city of Salisbury, North Carolina to represent the 1753 boundary of the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/30/2013

last visited: 8/4/2018

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U.S. Historic Survey Stones and MonumentsNC / SC Boundary Marker

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Stone monument at the NC/SC boundary - located near Van Wyck, SC, just off U.S. 521 N on E. North Corner Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 3newsomes

location: South Carolina

date approved: 7/6/2010

last visited: 3/5/2019

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