Bomont Church Benchmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frex3wv
N 38° 26.963 W 081° 13.909
17S E 479771 N 4255702
Quick Description: Benchmark Disk found using USGS datasheet description.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 11:06:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM2W8Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 36

Long Description:
First to find/log in 51 years - awesome! Found this one around 4:30pm in my renewed effort to figure out USGS datasheets. This Benchmark disk was found exactly where the description put it: about 4.17 miles up line 9. The benchmark is in perfect shape - as is its setting. Chisled square reference mark was searched for but not definitevly found. What was once the "Bomont Methodist Church" is now "Faith Missionary Baptist Church"

Part of the challenge of figuring out these datasheets is figuring out where places like Bomont were all those years ago. That is also much of the fun!
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: 244 SKS 1956 834

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

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

County: Kanawha

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Clendenin

Find type: Location information obtained from the USGS was used

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you 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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