24 JPN

Coordinates:
N 41.398367° W 75.626833°
Location:
Elevation:
1318.169 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Rock Outcrop
Year Established:
1942
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of December 24, 2003
  • Official USGS Description:

    Scranton; about 1.0 mi SE. of E. & W. V. RR. overhead bridge over State Highway 307; 420 ft W. of intersection of hwy. and rd. to Scranton Spring Brook Water Co. reservoir; 40 ft NE. of rd.; in top of large rock outcrop about 4 ft higher than level of rd.; standard tablet stamped "24 JPN 1942 1318". Elev. 1318.169 ft.

    Reference mark; 18 ft W. of tablet; 30 ft NE. of rd.; about 4 ft higher than level of rd.; on top of outcrop; chiseled square. Elev. 1317.87 ft.

  • My report to USGS

Earlier this week, I'd been on my way home from a walk at Lake Scranton when I happened to notice some yellow paint on a rock outcrop just off the highway. I checked my USGS sheets and maps to see if there might possibly be a benchmark disk in the general area, and I was pleased to see that there was a mark that appeared to match. On this ugly, rainy Christmas Eve morning I took the quick drive up Route 307 to check out the painted rock outcrop. I parked in an empty lot belonging to a garden apartment complex and walked for only a few hundred feet through the woods until I emerged on the rock outcrop-and the mark was at my feet.

USGS Bench Mark Disk 24 JPN
USGS Bench Mark Disk 24 JPN
The mark on the outcrop, looking southwest across Route 307.
The mark on the outcrop, looking southwest across Route 307.
A yellow X has been painted over the mark, possibly to make its location visible from above.
A yellow X has been painted over the mark, possibly to make its location visible from above.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
24 JPN RM Recovered Good USGS Chiseled Square 24 JPN RM