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FORK RIDGE AZ MK - Marshall County WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shorbird
N 39° 52.480 W 080° 34.842
17S E 535856 N 4413930
Quick Description: This is the azimuth mark for USC&GS triangulation station FORK RIDGE, in Marshall County.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2017 11:52:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMVKN9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 0

Long Description:
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (VBM) THE STATION IS ABOUT 9 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF MOUNDSVILLE, 3.5 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF CAMERON, ON PROPERTY OWNED BY MISS BESSIE COX. IT IS 34 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A WITNESS POST, 60 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF FORK RIDGE ROAD, 7 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST GUY WIRE FOR MICRO-WAVE TOWER AND 72 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CYCLONE FENCE ENCLOSURE. THE MONUMENT IS FLUSH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED FORK RIDGE 1963. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE RAILROAD STATION IN CAMERON, GO NORTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 250 FOR 0.05 MILE TO STOP LIGHT AND T INTERSECTION. TURN RIGHT AND GO 3.7 MILES ON U.S. HIGHWAY 250 TO JUNCTION, U.S. HIGHWAY 250 CONTINUES AHEAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 891 TURNS RIGHT. CONTINUE AHEAD ON U.S. HIGHWAY 250 FOR 2.05 MILES TO AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT, CONTINUE WESTERLY FOR 0.1 MILE TO FORK RIDGE ROAD ON THE LEFT. TURN LEFT AND GO SOUTHEAST FOR 0.2 MILE TO GATE ON THE LEFT AND STATION AS DESCRIBED. R.M. 1 IS 63 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF FORK RIDGE ROAD, 53 FEET EAST OF A WITNESS POST, 75 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST GATE POST AND THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 1 INCH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED FORK RIDGE NO 1 1963. R.M. 2 IS 33 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CYCLONE FENCE CORNER, 16 FEET SOUTHEAST OF A GRAVELED DRIVEWAY, 87 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE WITNESS POST AND 128 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHWEST GATE POST. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 1 INCH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED FORK RIDGE NO 2 1963. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 1 FOOT WEST OF A WITNESS POST, 6 INCHES NORTHEAST OF A WIRE FENCE AND 19 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 250. THE MONUMENT PROJECTS 7 INCHES AND THE DISK IS STAMPED FORK RIDGE 1963.
Azimuth Condition: Good

Your Directions:
The mark is 0.1 mile southeast of the junction of US Highway 250 and Fork Ridge Road, in Marshall County, about 9 miles east-southeast of Moundsville.


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Parking Coords: Not Listed

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