476

NGS PID:
NB0427
Coordinates:
N 42.376867° W 76.871116°
Location:
Elevation:
477.17
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Stone Foundation
Year Established:
Unknown
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of June 26, 2012

Our main activities for the day were to visit Seneca Lake and sample some of the local wines, but I couldn't resist hunting for a few survey marks while in a new area. (Note: we found both marks before  we started sipping wine!)

This bench mark disk is set vertically into the west-facing foundation wall of the Schuyler County Court House in Watkins Glen. It can be seen from N. Franklin Street (Route 14). We found a convenient parking spot right in front of the court house, and Rich, my father, and I checked out the mark. It is in good condition with legible stamping.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.
USGS Bench Mark Disk 476
USGS Bench Mark Disk 476
The mark is near a plaque designating the court house as an historic landmark.
The mark is near a plaque designating the court house as an historic landmark.
This directional sign stands in front of the disk, but does not obscure it.
This directional sign stands in front of the disk, but does not obscure it.
Court house; the mark's location is circled.
Court house; the mark’s location is circled.