211 LRP

N 41.54923° W 75.05206°
902.116 ft.
Bench Mark Disk
Concrete Culvert
Year Established:
Established By:
Good as of July 10, 2020
  • Official USGS Description:

    Mast Hope, 2.0 mi W. of; 18 ft S. of, and 1.0 ft lower than centerline of rd. at drain crossing; in center of top of S. headwall of concrete box culvert; standard tablet stamped "211 LRP 1965 902"

After our geocaching adventure and benchmark (re)recovery at the nearby State Game Lands, we drove a little further down Masthope Plank Road to look for two more benchmarks. Both were supposed to be set on old concrete culverts, and I never get my hopes up about those—usually, I've found, the culverts have been replaced and the disks are gone. But in this case, we were lucky! The old concrete culvert headwall was still in place. It was covered with a layer of moss that was apparently housing a large ant colony. Beneath it, I found the disk! The benchmark is in good condition. This part of the culvert headwall appears to be in good shape, too, although the rest of the culvert wall has shifted and may not be stable.

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