R272, Spring Lake entry, Savanna, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 42° 03.912 W 090° 07.511
15T E 737852 N 4661014
Quick Description: Just north of the entry to a section of a National Wild Life Refuge.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2010 7:28:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM99XX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
You will have to look hard for this benchmark. It's resting in five-foot high grass. Discription is accurate. Fence has fallen in places and buried under grass. Watch your step.
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 3.2 MI SE FROM SAVANNA. ABOUT 0.25 MILE SOUTH ALONG 3RD STREET FROM THE POST OFFICE AT SAVANNA, THENCE 1.15 MILES EAST ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 52, THENCE 1.85 MILES SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 84, ABOUT MIDWAY AND ON THE OUTSIDE OF A CURVE IN THE HIGHWAY, 111 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 57 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF A ROAD WHICH LEADS WEST AND CROSSES THE RAILROAD TRACK, 1.8 FEET EAST OF A POWER POLE WHICH IS BRACED BY 2 GUY WIRES, 1.2 FEET EAST OF A FENCE, 2.1 FEET SOUTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST, ABOUT 3 FEET BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE HIGHWAY, AND BRAZED ON THE TOP OF A 3-INCH IRON PIPE PROJECTING 3 INCHES.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: R272

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

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

County: Carroll

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Savanna

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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NGS PID: NJ0179

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

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