The DNR announced Wednesday that Matt Dontz used waders, GPS coordinates and notes from 1850 to find the post in Montmorency County about 5 miles northeast of Atlanta.
At the time the post was set, the DNR says the U.S. government's General Land Office would use them to mark a section or quarter corner every half-mile.
The posts were usually cedar stakes that had one end shaped into a point so they could be driven into the ground. Dontz says the water helped preserve the post.
The DNR says student assistant Ethan Richmond was instrumental in finding the post Oct. 25.
Police officer shot outside funeral home
DETROIT — A Detroit police officer was shot Wednesday after a high-speed car chase that ended when the driver being sought stopped in front of a funeral home, ran through the building and fired on police outside, a police spokeswoman said.
The single slug hit the officer's bulletproof vest in his back and lodged there. The officer, an 11-year veteran, was hospitalized in stable condition, spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens said.
The suspect, who was being sought on a warrant for assault with intent to murder, was shot by the other officers and was in temporary serious condition at a nearby hospital, Stephens said. Neither his nor the officer's name has been released.
Man gets life in woman's fatal stabbing
MOUNT CLEMENS — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally stabbing a grandmother inside her suburban Detroit home.
Joseph Reiner was sentenced Wednesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in the death of 69-year-old JoAnne Eisenhardt, who was stabbed in the neck in February 2011 at her home in Macomb Township. She died the following September.
During the hearing, son Howard Eisenhardt addressed Reiner as a "little coward."