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Details for Benchmark: BM1035

N 30° 10.913 W 096° 56.176 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In LEE county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
GIDDINGS PRESBYTERIAN CH SPIRE
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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FOund this one while searching for the benchmarks at the courthouse.

Saw this church while caching in the area.

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photoBM1035

Easy to spot right off of courthouse square

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photoBM1035 - Spire

located and took a picture.

Stopped by this church, first to get away from a cop that was following me (out of state plates) and second to check out the historical markers in front of the church. Quick stop.

Found on the way to Austin for RTX2014.

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Found while driving from Austin to Houston. Stopped in this little town for a great cache that has lots of favorite points. A big TB hotel GC4A6WQ. Who knew this little town would have so many benchmarks! Spent more time here than I thought I would… Took tons of pictures!

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Was a cold, grey and windy morning, but powerdog02 and I found the spire while heading towards the courthouse.

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photofull church
photochurch spire

Found on the way to the TX Challenge

Finally logging some BM's On a caching trip with djbtex and TxCinnamonGirl TX to MA. Locating a few BM's along the way. djbtex took all the photos. Found 7/15/2013

This entry was edited by mjbuzz on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 01:39:05 UTC.

Discovered this with Huff-Suter, Trea and Rambetta.

Discovered this benchmark with Team_Red_J, Rambetta and Trea!!!!

Found it while on our way to Austin this morning... Nice benchmark, too bad it gets often overshadowed by the other benchmark cross the street.

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photoBM1035 - GIDDINGS PRESBYTERIAN CH SPIRE

Well the last folks logged this one but didn't log the huge benchmark right across the street, which is really hard to miss! Great spot to get two for one stop on benchmarks!

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photoGiddings Presbyterian Ch Spire

Drove right by this one today!

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photoChurch Spire

Spotted while caching in Giddings on 7/15/12.

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Beautiful old historic church across from the courthouse

pretty white church on the corner..

Found while on a tour of the area's Painted Churches.

I was on my way from Houston to watch a baseball game in Round Rock. It's still there.

I enjoyed this view. Nice church.

Easily found. Date of construction (from historical marker in front of church) says it was constructed in 1886.

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photoThe spire
photoThe church

A quaint church with a historical landmark designation out front. Date of construction is probably ~1890.

Nice looking wooden church.

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photoFirst Presbyterian Church, Giddings, TX

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE SPIRE OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. THE CHURCH IS LOCATED AT THE NE CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF E HEMPSTEAD AND S GRIMES STREETS. THE BUILDING IS WOODEN STRUCTURE WITH A SPIRE OVER THE ENTRANCE AT SW CORNER. THE SPIRE WHICH IS PAINTED GRAY AND COVERED WITH TIN, IS ABOUT 60 FEET HIGH. DATE OF CONSTRUCTION NOT KNOWN. IT IS NOT VERY PROMINENT.

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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