+PFF Posted January 7, 2005 Share Posted January 7, 2005 The threads on old benchmarks got me wondering about older marks in my state of North Carolina. The earliest dates I encounter within 75 miles of home are 1918. They are scattered around the State Capital in Raleigh, and along railway routes. Then there is a "silent period" until 1934-1935, when a lot of marks were set. This period was followed by silence until 1948. After a peak in '48, things are quiet until about 1952, after which marks appear at random. But here's a curiosity: In the small town of Mocksville, I noticed data sheets for several marks which say "monumented 1948", but the description refers to 1899. I believe this number is a date and not a PID, since there are several of them. I'm reproducing one of the data sheets below. Is it possible that the term MONUMENTED in this case is the equivalent of FIRST DESCRIBED? The text hints at this. All input from the group is appreciated! -Paul- FA2608 HISTORY - Date Condition Report By FA2608 HISTORY - 1948 MONUMENTED NCGS FA2608 HISTORY - 1983 GOOD NCGS FA2608 FA2608 STATION DESCRIPTION FA2608 FA2608'DESCRIBED BY NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (RCB) FA2608'THIS IS A TRAVERSE STATION. FA2608' FA2608'STATION IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF MOCKSVILLE IN THE PAVEMENT FA2608'OF A CIRCULAR ROAD AROUND THE CITY SQUARE. IT IS 78 FEET WEST FA2608'OF CENTER OF U.S. HIGHWAY 158, 37 FEET NORTH OF NORTH SIDE OF FA2608'BANK OF DAVIE AND 26 FEET NORTH OF A CURB. THE MARK IS A FA2608'6 X 6 INCH GRANITE POST SET IN THE PAVEMENT OF A CIRCULAR FA2608'ROAD AROUND THE CITY SQUARE. THE MARK IS FLUSH WITH THE FA2608'PAVEMENT WITH A CROSS INSCRIBED IN THE TOP WITH THE FA2608'LEGEND---NCGS USCS 1899---. FA2608' FA2608'A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM TRIANGULATION STATION FA2608'MOCKSVILLE. THE DISTANCE WAS 130.90 FEET, 39.898 METERS. Quote Link to comment
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