Benchmarks! Benchmarks! Benchmarks!
A byproduct of taking survey/mapping classes has been an increased appreciation for the built environment and a semi-obsession with benchmark hunting... so here are some I've found. If you're interested in finding your own, you can get started at Geocaching.com. They have a nice page on benchmark hunting. You can often identify found disks by typing in the zip code there, and searching the list for the designation (number on top of the disk). Other sites like the land records page at Orange County Geomatics and the NGS Datasheet pages can also help you identify. Enjoy!
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