Center of Population, Massachusetts, 2000
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
N 42° 16.310 W 071° 21.818
19T E 305079 N 4682663
Quick Description: The center of Massachusetts (weighted by population) according to the 2000 census.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2006 7:57:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMQQY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 69

Long Description:

This very large disk marks the balancing point for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if it were weighed by the 2000 census results. It is located in Natick, Massachusetts and was dedicated on June 2, 2004.

The mark is located at Natick High School's Memorial Field Athletic Complex, so it may not always be accessible - the football area is very close to the mark, and so may be cordoned off during games. However, the mark is located northwest of the football field itself, off on a soccer field to the west.

Entering from the parking lot to the north of the football field, you can reach the mark by scooting through a gateway in the fence - not the one leading to the football field, but the one to the west, near what seems to be some containers, a wooden fence, and storage areas. You will see a soccer goal and a rope-training thing. The mark is embedded in the ground generally south of the western end of the wooden fence.

While you're here, check out the Center of Mass cache that uses this point as it's start!

Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: CENTER OF POPULATION CENSUS 2000

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers

Monumentation type: TRIANGULATION STATION Disk

County: Middlesex

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Framingham

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]

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): 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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