PTS 64

NGS PID:
LY1225
Coordinates:
N 41.372266° W 75.12675°
Location:
Elevation:
1415.94 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Boulder
Year Established:
1925
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of December 21, 2002

This benchmark was on the way home from the “Delaware Rock Show” cache, and I had a feeling it would be an easy one. I found it just as described and in very good condition. It's located on top of the only real boulder in the church yard, right down by the road. You can't miss it. A church service was beginning as I arrived and I got a few strange looks, but no one bothered me.

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 described. The church is located at the intersection of PA Route 402 and S.R. 4004 (Blooming Grove Road).

Handheld GPS coordinates for the bench mark are 41 22 20.2(N) 075 07 36.3(W).

(Recovered on August 10, 2003)

This vertical control station is located on the top surface of a large outcropping boulder close the the road in the front lawn of Good Shepard Church on Gumbletown Road, east of the intersection of Rt. 402. The historical description leads reliably to the station. At the station mark a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver indicated 36.8 feet from the scaled NGS datasheet coordinates. The disk is in very good condition and the stamped designation is legible, but it does not precisely match the official designation on the datasheet. Instead, it reads: P.T. STA. NO. 6Y. 1925. ~Rich in NEPA~

USGS Bench Mark Disk PTS 64
USGS Bench Mark Disk PTS 64
GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.
Orientation view of station mark with surroundings.
Orientation view of station mark with surroundings.