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Details for Benchmark: AA1217

N 24° 33.272 W 081° 48.234 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In MONROE county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KEY WEST COURTHOUSE CUPOLA
Marker Type:
cupola
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it at 11:10a.

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photoKEY WEST COURTHOUSE CUPOLA
AA1217

Another easy landmark

Seen while walking around.

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photoCourthouse

Recovered in good condition.

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photoMonroe County Courthouse Cupola

Tag 2 in Florida
In aller früh ging mit es mit dem Bus los in Richtung Key West.
Gegen Mittag kamen wir in Key West an und konnten uns bis zum Abend frei bewegen. Also wurde die Gegend erkundet und natürlich einige Caches besucht.
Auch dieser hier gehörte dazu.
Danke für diesen Cache.

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Found together with Himbeergold

Found as described.

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In town on vacation for a day and geocaching, benchmarking, and waymarking while here!

Had an wonderful and amazing stay here in Key West and found this BM as well. :-)

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photoCourthouse Key West

Found this benchmark while in the area geocaching!

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TFTBM! Rnrgrl with post a pic

Cool Cupolla, last time I was here I had no flipping idea what that was so I skipped it. Picture will be posted by RNRGRL

Walking through the streets we also passed the courthouse.

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Saw the courthouse while walking through the streets.

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Found today while meandering around Key West.

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Spotted while visiting Key West.

Saw this cupola while caching in the area.

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All is well

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Wow! Quel bel endroit que Key West. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié se premener dans le secteur historique.. Quelle chaleur aussi...C'était très agréable...Merci de nous partager de si beaux endroits.

Wow! What a beautiful place that Key West. We enjoyed premener is in the historical area .. How hot too ... It was very nice ... Thank you for sharing such beautiful places

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Beautiful building... love history!

Wonderful location with a fantastic Kapok tree nearby.

Found the courthouse with the cupola.

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Found it

Benchmarking and caching in the keys today on a day trip. Visited the courthouse to find the BM disk.

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Nice Building , find it on the Old conch Train Tour

here is another BM for us

Spotted this while in Key West for a few days.

Nice building with a beautiful tree in front

Easy find

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Discovered with the magtfplanner crew while touring Key West on Thanksgiving weekend .

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photoKey West Courthouse Cupola

Found while looking for Mile Marker 0

Our second Benchmark! Found it!!

Got it.

Found in good condition

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P-)

Recovered in good condition

Easily recovered today at Key West.

Spotted after visiting Mile 0!

Spotted while in Key West for a few days

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Found while visiting the Keys!

Found while touring around Key West

Found while visiting the end of US 1!

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photoLorriebird near the benchmark at US1

Spotted this today

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Veni, vidi, repperi!
My first Benchmark!
Greetings from an Austrian in Key West

Got the nearby cache at the start/end of Hwy 1, and then noticed this benchmark near the Kapok tree and park bench. BM is in great shape, and very visible on top of a small pillar maybe 2 feet high.

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Benchmark near the courthouse and start/end of Hwy 1 in Key West, Florida
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Closeup of the benchmark at Key West near start/end of Hwy 1

Found close to a geocache

Always wanted to try a case here...

Found it with my dad (Dukemartin) and mom while on vacation from West Virginia.

Found in good condition at N24 33.276 W081 48.232 with 29' accuracy.

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Another benchmark just by coincidence. We had shot a photo of the beautiful tree near it, had sjust found our cache #200, when L asked Papa Krebssammler if this was another of these What's-its-name. Of course it was and we shot another photo.

5 Krebssammlers on holidays in Florida, originally from Innsbruck, Austria, which doesn't have benchmarks

We did not know that we can log NGS-Benchmarks until today (5Feb13), but we found this 2 years ago during a lovely trip through Florida.

Regards from Innsbrick,m Austria
5 Krebssammlers

Spotted while exploring Key West!

Walking tour....

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Visit to Key West

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Found as described and recovered in good condition.
But the weather was worst.

Visiting Key West with my mother and we loved looking for all of the Benchmarks and historical locations.

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We found this Benchmark during our visit at the Keys.
It was a bad weather but a nice mark

Got it on a cruise to the Bahamas

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Outstanding!

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Easy find.

My first benchmark!

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on our visit to key west we discovered our first benchmark. Funny to see.

#0001

On vacation with Biggi_H we accidentally found this benchmark. And then we remembered that we can log these things here!
Thanks for my first benchmark. Unfortunately we don't have them over here in Germany (I think).

-blubalu-

Found it as described.

found this one my mistake. in turn it is my first benchmark. found while on a trip in key west

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Found while in key west

Spied this one while staying in town..

one of several marks i found from waymark i visited...

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photo5.31.9 - 434 (Small)

Recovered as described.

We just drove around and didn´t catch the building wery well on the photograph but we like it! Thanks...

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Not a great photo :-) but we were there...Greetings from Czech Republic

Found this one while walking around caching. Went to check out the cool tree and BAM! got a unexpected find.

Found this while on a geocaching/waymarking trip in Key West.

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Found as described and recovered in good condition.

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photodistant AA1217 - Monroe County, WI

Found by Astronomer's Lighthouse Hunters and Don of the AstroD-Team on 2/7/08 at 12:11pm while in the Keys attending the Winter Star Party. Found in good condition.

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Benchmark AA1217 is the cupola of the Old Courthouse in Key West. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoBenchmark AA1217 Distant View 2-7-08
The Old Courthouse is on a busy street in downtown Key West. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoBenchmark AA1217 Another View 2-7-08
Mid range view of benchmark AA1217. Photo taken 2/7/08.
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The 1890 Monroe County Courthouse. Photo taken 2/7/08.

The mark is in good condition.

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photoAA1217 - Distant view

found on my recent visit to key west

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photoMonroe County Courthouse Cuppola

Found it.

Walked right past here on my trip to Key West.

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photoMonroe County Courthouse Cupola

Found as described.

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View from KW lighthouse.

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How could you miss it.

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Found as described.

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photoAA1217 KEY WEST COURTHOUSE CUPOLA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1913 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
01/01/1919 by FLGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY FLORIDA GEODETIC SURVEY 1919 THE POSITION OF A CUPOLA ON A COURTHOUSE IN KEY WEST CHECKED WITH THE POSITION ON THE SHEET.
01/01/1938 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1938 (ERM) THE CENTER OF THE CUPOLA OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA, ON THE SQUARE BOUNDED BY FLEMING, WHITEHEAD, SOUTHARD, AND THOMAS STREETS. STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1966 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (HDR) STATION RECOVERED, IN GOOD CONDITION, AS DESCRIBED BY ERM, 1938. DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN IN KEY WEST.
01/01/1981 by NOS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1981 (RHH) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED
01/01/1983 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1983 (HGB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED - AN ANNEX HAS BEEN ERECTED IMMEDIATELY NW.
01/01/1985 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1985 (JHF) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (JHF) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1991.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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