- NGS PID:
- N 40.688391° W 75.217016°
- 356.65 ft.
- Chiseled Square
- Stone Foundation
- Year Established:
- Established By:
- Good as of April 27, 2014
- Official Description: NGS Datasheet
Our second find as we poked around Easton this early afternoon was a chiseled double "X" in the foundation of the old county jail. It was carved as a bench mark in 1881 and marked nearby with the letters USBM, also carved, as identification. This is one of the oldest and most interesting marks we've found to date! I'm going to say it's in good condition because the US BM carving is still deep and clear, although the double-X is faint. The mark is easy to access and doesn't appear to be in danger of damage or obstruction.
Updated GPS coordinates have been submitted to NGS.
A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.