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Details for Benchmark: AW6290

N 29° 44.991 W 095° 04.842 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In HARRIS county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SAN JACINTO BATTLEFIELD MON
Marker Type:
monument
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it 4/27/2014 revent found AW6290   Visit Log
Visited the monument yesterday, along with thousands of muggles, for the reenactment of the battle. As usual, the Texians won. :)

As a note, during the leadup to the festivities I walked around the area quite a bit, because the WPA stone and concrete work seemed like a likely place for an unlisted benchmark. Based on this, there are apparently no other disks of any kind mounted on the 'plaza' around the back of the monument, on the he-ha's or steps around either end of the reflecting pool, or on the sidewalk or retaining wall around the pool itself.
Found it 3/19/2014 ahchang2 found AW6290   Visit Log
Found it standing tall and proud as usual!
Found it 12/22/2013 WeimarWest found AW6290   Visit Log
Spotted while visiting the battleground.
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Found it 10/26/2013 Huff-Suter found AW6290   Visit Log
I drive by this benchmark atleast once a week as I take the ferry from I10 to Hwy 225 for work.
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photoAW6290-Benchmark
San Jacinto Monument LaPorte TX
Found it 8/26/2013 Thot found AW6290   Visit Log
N 29° 44.988 W 095° 04.843
Been here many times.

Coordinates and Picture accompany
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photoAs Always
Found it 6/2/2013 Nov64 found AW6290   Visit Log
Saw it from the Baytown Nature Center
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photoBNC-006
Found it 2/15/2013 Whitey Likes Bugs found AW6290   Visit Log
hard to miss, found with my parents
Found it 2/15/2013 Raven found AW6290   Visit Log
I had previously recorded this one, but decided to re-post with a better -- closer -- picture... Spotted it (once again) while playing tour guide for some out-of-town friends, we even went up this time around.
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photoAW6290 - SAN JACINTO BATTLEFIELD MON
Found it 12/9/2012 Geo Otter found AW6290   Visit Log
nice benchmark
Found it 11/28/2012 Benchmark Blasterz found AW6290   Visit Log
Found it -- and lost my iPhone. Whoever found it as I dropped it, and decided to keep it instead of turning it in, we hope you enjoy my old iPhone 3Gs -- I am LOVING my new iPhone 5!! Without your dishonest act, I would not have gotten a new iPhone.

Apart from that bit of slight upset, We had a wonderful day exploring San Jacinto battlefield.
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photoAW6290 San Jacinto Battlefield Mon
Found it 11/17/2012 TXCinnamonGirl found AW6290   Visit Log
Have visited this many times but today to find a cache and claim a benchmark
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photoAlisha's TB at San Jacinto Monument
Found it 11/17/2012 djbtex found AW6290   Visit Log
Well yes we certainly found this benchmark while visiting the State Park today.
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photoBenchmark with Backpacker TB
Found it 10/23/2012 Kirbydox found AW6290   Visit Log
Was in the area with Rich & Lola doing the state parks geocache challenge. One of my favorite benchmarks.
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photoSan Jacinto monument
Found it 10/5/2012 georeyna found AW6290   Visit Log
Grabbing caches for the Texas State Parks Challenge...grabbed a grand Landmark!!
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photoSanJacmonument
Found it 9/17/2012 Rich & Lola found AW6290   Visit Log
Found this while going out to get a cache.
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photophoto
Found it 4/22/2012 HoustonControl found AW6290   Visit Log
Hard to miss!!! Been here many times and been to the top several times.
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photoThe monument with 2 white jeep TB's
photoView from the top
Found it 2/20/2012 Log Dawgs found AW6290   Visit Log
Took a tour with the family there. We went all the way to the top.
Found it 9/6/2011 Squirreltrapper found AW6290   Visit Log
Hard to miss! Spotted while doing the TSP Geocache Challenge in the park.
Found it 9/1/2011 beinlause found AW6290   Visit Log
Hard to miss.
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photosan jac
Found it 6/26/2011 kianlo found AW6290   Visit Log
I've never been here before but have wanted to go for 20 years or so. Now I want to come back. Beautiful place and I still haven't gone up in the monument.
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Found it 4/29/2011 Johndoe55 found AW6290   Visit Log
I see the monument almost every day.
Found it 10/19/2010 PirateKate found AW6290   Visit Log
I should have realized this would be a benchmark - it's too good to pass up - but I didn't, until I saw TommyGator had logged it. This was my first visit to the monument, in spite of my being a native Texan and having grown up only 100 miles or so farther north.
Found it 10/19/2010 TommyGator found AW6290   Visit Log
Took a ride to the top of the monument and admired the outstanding view from under this benchmark with Mrs T. and PirateKate. We were only here for one afternoon, but want to come back for more!
Found it 6/26/2010 RedDogs 6&7 found AW6290   Visit Log
Can't miss spotting this benchmark.
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photoSan Jacinto Monument
Found it 6/26/2010 Sneaky_One found AW6290   Visit Log
Been here several times as a kid, great place and great history.
Found it 6/9/2010 bittybit found AW6290   Visit Log
Out getting some caches in the area so got this one ...its a virtual also, can't beat that!
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photoSan Jacinto Monument
Found it 6/9/2010 no muggle found AW6290   Visit Log
Been out here many times, just never got around to logging this one.
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photoSan Jacinto Monument
Found it 5/2/2010 criffree found AW6290   Visit Log
Over at the 10yrs Geocaching event today and spotted this from across the water!
Found it 3/21/2010 Beans0119 found AW6290   Visit Log
Visited here today after spending some time on the Battleship Texas.
Found it 3/21/2010 cachestacker found AW6290   Visit Log
Seen this one numerous times. Logged today after another visit.
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Found it 3/15/2010 agnav found AW6290   Visit Log
family trip, son on leave from the navy and this is what he wanted to do, we had a great day!!
Found it 2/21/2010 Peter and Gloria found AW6290   Visit Log
You can certainly see this from a LONG way off.
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photoSan Jacinto Monument 2
photoPeter at San Jacinto
Found it 2/13/2010 Geojeepsters found AW6290   Visit Log
Saw this while at the battlefield.
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Found it 8/5/2009 SINISTER_R0UGE found AW6290   Visit Log
I love this place, actually I learned something new here today my grandpa way down the line Lorenzo De Zavala shares the same birthday as myself.
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photoview from the top of the monument
photoanother view from the top of the monument
photoyet another view from the top of the monument
photofinal view from top of the monument
Found it 3/23/2009 billyred found AW6290   Visit Log
BEEN TO TEXAS, VISITED MONUMENT
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Found it 12/27/2008 Queens Blessing found AW6290   Visit Log
Posting a photo of our visit.
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photo2008_12 San Jacinto Monument 4
Found it 2/17/2008 Indigo Parrish found AW6290   Visit Log
Found it with the whole family on the way home after a Cub Scout sleepover at NASA.
My son and I love geeking out on Texas history.
This was a great spot to soak in it. We visited the museum as well.

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photoAW6290
impressive from below ...
photoinside AW6290 looking down
... and above
Found it 3/18/2006 KrazyTrollz found AW6290   Visit Log
Neat monument. A lot of things to learn in this park!
Found it 3/18/2006 angryEMT found AW6290   Visit Log
A very easy BM to find.
Found it 10/17/2005 tumbleweed2 found AW6290   Visit Log
This would be my first Benchmark find. I guess it counts. Is it the Monument itself, and also the cornerstone info? Too bad the observation deck, as well as the inside exhibits were closed for renovation. Guess we'll have to return again for them.
Found it 10/9/2005 rilekyle found AW6290   Visit Log
4:35 p.m.
Hmmmm? I wonder where this one could be? Too bad the observation deck was closed.
Found it 9/10/2005 PARKERPLUS found AW6290   Visit Log
Could even see the benchmark from my house in Deer Park.
Found it 8/17/2003 Snoogans found AW6290   Visit Log
I found my own personal Star (Furby) from the Stars of S.E. Texas cache, in the shadow of this monument.

I know this one very well.

Sngans
Found it 12/7/2002 Triforce Team found AW6290   Visit Log
The mother of all benchmarks!
Recovered in good condition.

Interesting facts:
Constructed from 1936-1939.
Built of reinforced concrete and faced with fossilized Texas Cordova shellstone, quarried near Austin. (They are now renovating the monument, and if you are lucky, you might be able to pick-up a piece as a souvenir of your visit.)

The 570 ft. tall, 35,000 ton (70,300,000 lb.) monument rests on 15 ft. of solid concrete. The Texas Lone Star atop the monument is 34 ft. tall and weighs approximately 220 tons.

Take a trip to the top for a fantastic view.


[last edit: 12/9/2002 6:09:39 PM PST]
[Photos:]
photoThe cornerstone
The cornerstone
Found it 10/5/2002 The C.R.U. found aw6290   Visit Log
This was a tough one! ;) Almost couldn't find it due the big concrete monument in the way.

The C.R.U.
(Cache Recovery Unit)

Team Members: Gavin & Corri

[last edit: 10/7/2002 6:30:56 PM PST]
[Photos:]
photoMonument 1
photoMonument 2
photoMonument 3

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1942 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (FBQ) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS JUST SE OF LYNCHBURG AND ABOUT 10 MILES ENE OF PASADENA ON THE SAN JACINTO BATTLEFIELD. STATION IS A TAN STONE MONUMENT, ABOUT 580 FEET HIGH AND IS PYRAMIDAL SHAPED NEAR THE TOP WITH THE STAR SYMBOL OF TEXAS AT THE APEX. THE POINT LOCATED WAS THE TOP OF THE POINT OF THE STAR.
1/1/1952 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (PLB) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION IS COMPLETE.
1/1/1955 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1955 (LFW) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE AND COMPLETE.
1/1/1963 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1963 (RWT) INTERSECTION STATION RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE POINT OBSERVED UPON WAS THE TOP OF THE STAR ATOP THE MONUMENT.
1/1/1968 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (JLC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY F.B.Q. IN 1942.
11/23/1993 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1993 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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