C 3 USGS

NGS PID:
KV2794
Coordinates:
N 40.860087° W 75.592690°
Location:
Elevation:
1005.10 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Sidewalk
Year Established:
1922
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 21, 2002

I found this one after locating KV2795 down the road. Apparently the Forest Inn no longer exists as such, but Aaron said he thought it was probably the restaurant we'd passed on our way to the Preacher's Camp geocache. When I saw the three foot high 'sidewalk' out front, I knew it was the place even though it now has a different name.

The mark was easy to find: it was located just where the description stated, though the coordinates were about 200 feet off. I felt a little weird walking around on the porch of this restaurant; the guys who were arriving for work this evening were giving me some strange looks, but I just ignored them, took a photo and got out of there. I wonder how many of those guys ever noticed the marker?

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition. As noted in the 1956 recovery, the sidewalk may have settled. The building is now the Jack River Smokehouse restaurant.

Handheld GPS coordinates for the bench mark are 40 51 36.3(N) 075 35 33.7(W).