2000 New Hampshire - Population Center - Pembroke, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member king.hubi
N 43° 09.011 W 071° 27.633
19T E 299929 N 4780431
Quick Description: This monument marks the 2000 Census State Center of Population for the state of New Hampshire. The monument is located east of Route 3 at the Pembroke Town Library in Pembroke, New Hampshire.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2010 6:15:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM8R63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:

The National Ocean Service (NOS), the United States Census Bureau and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) co-sponsored a project to mark the 2000 Census Center of Population for every state in the United States of America. A lot of states have set commemorative markers to mark their center of population. The United States Census Bureau provided the location of the state population centers and the NOS provided the guidelines for placement of the marker. The ACSM coordinates the monument setting and observation performed by state professional surveyors.

This monument marks the 2000 Census State Center of Population for the state of New Hampshire. It was dedicated on November 21 in 2003. The mark is located at the Pembroke Town Library in Pembroke, New Hampshire. A disk was set into the top of 1x1 foot granite stone. You'll find the monument in the front lawn of the Pembroke Town Library. The mark was found in a good condition, it shows a datum point in the middle with the town name PEMBROKE surrounded by the contour of the state of New Hampshire. The monument also shows three logos of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, the National Geodetic Survey and the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association and the text 2000 New Hampshire and Population Center. Until now the monument has not been accepted into the NGS database.

More about the Center of Population Project can be found on the National Geodetic Survey website. Another excellent website is Holoscenes.com. It gives also very good information for mostly every state and their Center of Population monument like PID, Designation and Position.

Enjoy your survey.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: 2000 New Hampshire - Population Center - Pembroke

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Benchmark Agency (if other): New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

County: Merrimack, New Hampshire

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Suncook

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

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

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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