867 USGS

NGS PID:
NA1433
Coordinates:
N 42.098173° W 75.911319°
Location:
Elevation:
865.65 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Stone Building
Year Established:
1898
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of December 8, 2002

This was another easy benchmark find for today. You can see it from quite a distance; it's right where the description specifies (though I found the given coordinates to be around 200 feet off). It's in excellent condition, and I was happy for the chance to duck inside the doorway for a minute to get out of the wind and snow. The courthouse is a lovely old building, and the square with its monuments and lawns was almost as pretty on this snowy afternoon as it would be on a sunny summer day.

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

Recovered in good condition on the Broome County Courthouse, as described. Handheld GPS coordinates for the bench mark are 42 05 53.4(N) 075 54 40.7(W).

USGS Bench Mark Disk 867 USGS
USGS Bench Mark Disk 867 USGS
The bench mark is to the left of the doorway.
The bench mark is to the left of the doorway.