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Details for Benchmark: AQ2027

N 29° 53.570 W 081° 18.753 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 16

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

Location:
In ST JOHNS county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS
Marker Type:
church cross
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Twenty-eighth day of our geocaching trip to the United States. Today we leave Jacksonville and we will make a visit to St. Augustine.

The temperature is always above 35 degrees C, we do not do a lot of caches, we focus mainly on the Waymarks, we go on the categories we miss and we do the trick. We enjoyed our visit here.

Returning to the campsite we enjoy a bit of the beach, but as a storm is preparing, we leave earlier for dinner.

Tomorrow we are staying in Jacksonville, we have an appointment at the garage to make an oil change on our RV.

Ordimic and Country Girl
Baie Comeau, Qc, Canada

Vingt-huitième jour de notre voyage de géocaching aux États-Unis. Aujourd'hui nous partons de Jacksonville et nous allons faire unevisite de Saint-Augustine.

La température est toujours au dessus de 35 degrés C, on ne fait pas beaucoup de caches, on se concentre surtout sur les Waymarks, on se dirige sur les catégories qu'il nous manque et on en fait au tour. On a bien aimé notre visite ici.

En revenanant au camping on profite un peu de la plage, mais comme un orage se prépare, on part plus tôt pour souper.

Demain on reste Jacksonville, on a un rendez vous au garage pour faire un changement d'huile sur notre VR.

Ordimic et Country Girl
Baie Comeau, Qc, Canada

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Spotted while exploring St. Augustine.

Easy find.

An easy find.

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Seen in St Augustine

Did a few caches and found some benchmarks.

Saw this church while caching in the area.

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Discovered while caching in town on our vacation

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Found it when I was in the area with KCL Adventures. They attached the picture.

Found while visiting the area.

Spotted while caching in St. Augustine

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Very beautiful inside as well.

Geocaching while visiting the oldest city in America. Beautiful day ... Out with friends.

in the area geocaching and spotted this

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Found today with team-E88

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photoCross

Doing the tourist thing with Mr. and Mrs. Magic. . Spotted this on our rounds..

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Found it 4/15/16 at 9:07a.

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photoST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS

Spotted this one while touring the town.

Found while exploring St. Augustine.

Saw this one while downtown.

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photoCathedral Cross

2-4-1 with a geocache!!

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Found it while geocaching St. Augustine.

Found this Benchmark on our trip through St. Augustine.

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Found this Benchmark along with some other. The cross seems to be i a good condition.

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photoAQ2027 tower
photoAQ2027 top

Found it!!!

Found during visit to ST Augustine

Recovered in good condition.

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photoAQ2027(ST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS)
Looking SE

Downtown in the rain easy to see

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photoWay up there in the rain

Cross atop St Augustine Catholic Church,,found a geocache on the same property.

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photoCathedral Cross

Found it while on a winter trip across the southeast.

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Found while exploring...Team Duckman

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Found it

After a fun afternoon at the Alligator Farm, the magtfplanner crew decided to take a tour of downtown St. Augustine to discover a few of the old structures scattered about. Unfortunately, the pouring rain kept us locked in the geo-mobile so we forded the streets as we made our way around the area. The 2nd of 8 discoveries in the area before making our way back to the magtfplanner lair.

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Found with several other Benchmarks in the area while here for geocaching.

St Augustine is rich with benchmarks.

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photoST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS; St Augustine, FL
Photographed 7/12/14 on a rainy day in St Augustine, FL Marker Type:church cross

Found while geocaching in the area.

Found while visiting town grabbing virtuals!!

Found the benchmark during the trip back home after our annual winter Snowbird trip to Florida from Quebec, Canada.
Today we visited the Historic St. Augustine, FL and really enjoyed it.

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photoBMK084 AQ2027 The Cathedral Basilica of St Augusti

found while getting the nearby virtual.

Found while celebrating our anniversary in St. Augustine.

Find with the nearby virtual.

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Saw in beautiful St Augustine while geocaching

Found while traveling with Queens Blessing. ORNITH

Posting my visit & photo.

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photoAQ2027 St Augustine Cath

Enjoyed our visit to St. Augustine!

Spotted while exploring St Augustine.

Spotted while visiting St Augustine

Every time I come to the cathedral there is a service so I can't get inside. At least there was a benchmark and a virtual to grab this time so it wasn't a complete waste.

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Found while caching near-by.

Made the visit to St Augustine today to do some finds.

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Found while doing the nearby virtual cache.

Found in good condition while in the area.

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Found this one while doing some caching in the area.

Found while stopped for the virt

quick find after an awesome meal at Columbia Restaurant.

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Spotted this while caching with SFF & Wall-E

Found it while geocaching in the area.

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found while on vacation...grew up in this area..its nice to return

This is a beautiful church with all of the stain glass windows. Lots of neat benchmarks in St. Augustine.

Loved this area and the caches and benchmarks as well!

Visiting the area for Christmas from Ohio - did the virtual so this is right there.

Spotted while in town today.

Found as described.

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photoAQ2027 ST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS, ST JOHNS c'y FL
...CROSS ON TOP OF THE SPIRE...
photoAQ2027 ST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS, ST JOHNS c'y FL
Two benchmarks and one cache in view... as seen from the cathedral's courtyard.
photoAQ2027 ST AUGUSTINE CATH CH CROSS, ST JOHNS c'y FL
As seen from the fortress - why these marks were useful in pre-GPS days.

Found this one, what a beautiful place, I know like others we wish we could live downtown!

Another benchmark

My first benchmarked cross.

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photo3 Crosses, 1 Dome, 1 Virtual Cache, 2 Benchmarks

Beautiful

Will post pics soon.

Beautiful church. Found this one on our mini-vacation to St. Augustine.

Husband loves this church.

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photoTwofer!
Two benchmarks in this pic!

Found as described.

one of my favorite cross benchmarks...

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photo4.10.10 - 241 (Small)

it is very nice

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Found as described.

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One of many benchmarks in the area.

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Cathedral cross

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Found this one while visiting beautiful St. Augustine. Nice church!

Found AQ2027 while taking a late afternoon stroll through beautiful St. Augustine.

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I liked the church, lots of history here in St Augustine.

Nice church.

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photoNice Church

been there, didnt know it was a benchmark/marker...took lots of pics here

Found this one very near to where I was staying. Beautiful.

Picked this one up while seeing the city via the trolley during our vacation. (Do,Pa,Ry,Ri,Ga)

Found while in the area geocaching.

Found while sightseeing in St Augustine.

Found while in town for the New Year.

Located Benchmark.

Found while in the area caching!

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on vacation with the wife seen it while on one of the city tours

As described.

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Found this one while spending weekend in the area.

A lovely day for visiting this beautiful city!

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I went to church here as a child. Nice visit back home.

Found it..

Found as described.

found it

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photoA bench mark of sorts in St. Augustine

larry71150 8/21/05 6:25PM
Easy find. Look up.

Found this one while geocaching in the area.

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saw during GWIII and many other times

Found this one on the St Augustine Run after Geowoodstock3. Ran out of memory in my camera so I was not able to take a picture of this one.

Found while in town for GW3.

Another benchmark found while stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy.

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Found it! See pix.

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The previous accounts are sufficient to find this mark. Saturday evening mass was letting out right as I was trying to get this picture, so I got a few odd looks from some of the church goers; no worries though - its a tourist town, so they should be used to it.

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photoChurch Spire

Saw this one while sightseeing in St. Augustine with my dad.

[last edit: 2/10/2003 11:07:12 PM PST]

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photoChurch Spire
Spire on the Cathedral of St. Augustine.
photoCathedral of St. Augustine Sign
Sign describing the Cathedral of St. Augustine.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1905 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1905 (IW) THE TOWER OF THE CATHEDRAL ON THE NE CORNER OF CATHEDRAL AND ST. GEORGE STREETS. THE CENTER OF THE TOWER IS 24 METERS E OF ST. GEORGE STREET AND 3 METERS N OF CATHEDRAL STREET.
01/01/1933 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 (HCW) REDETERMINED IN 1933 AS ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH CROSS.
01/01/1952 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (PT) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE 1905 DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION-- THE CHURCH NAME IS THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. AUGUSTINE. THE STATION IS 121.0 FT. HIGH.
01/01/1958 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (ALW) THIS STATION WAS RECOVERED IN MARCH, 1958. IT IS THE CROSS ON TOP OF THE SPIRE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AT ST. AUGUSTINE, 25 YD. E OF THE NE CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF CATHEDRAL PLACE AND ST. GEORGE STREET.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (JD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (JD) 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 orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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