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Details for Benchmark: CR1278

N 32° 01.809 W 095° 16.836 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CHEROKEE county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
LOVE LOOKOUT TOWER
Marker Type:
lookout tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Still standing

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photoCR1278

Saw this one while caching

While looking for a nearby cache I noticed something a little further away. When I went to check it out, I realized what I was seeing was this benchmark. To my delight not only did I find the cache but also a benchmark. I also didn't realize until logging this one that the tower is a benchmark as well.

Found after the earthcache and Tyler Challenge.

Found while doing the earthcache.

Spotted this one while heading to the Texas Challenge. Stop by and get the caches in this area.

Found while stopped for the near-by earth cache.

Found while at the lookout!

Found while doing the nearby earthcache.

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photoLoves Look Out
photoLoves Lookout

Found while caching

Found while doing the nearby geocaches.

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photoLove Lookout Tower

Cool one

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photoLove's Lookout

This one is kind of hard to miss.

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This one would be VERY hard to miss!

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photoCR1278 - LOVE LOOKOUT TOWER - 1
photoCR1278 - LOVE LOOKOUT TOWER - 2

Best benchmark yet!

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photoImpressive

I want to climb it.

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Can't miss this old USFS Lookout tower

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photoCR1278 Love Lookout Tower, Cherokee Co TX

We found this benchmark on the way to the Texas Taxidermy Convention in Tyler

WTT-B2 & wife

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photoDSC_0039

Second day of a caching trip up here north of home. Stopped here to get a couple of caches and couldn't pas up this lookout tower BM. Took a photo.

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photoimage

Found with Sequoia during our Texas trip.

Thanks for the ?? and HAPPY BENCHMARKING!

Found with KimPossible while visiting visiting ( never thought I would put that word back to back ) Vet Tech and her pet Draegon

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photoFire Tower

found while caching.

Found while caching our way home from a road trip to "East Tx". Amazing view nearby. Took lots of pics!! Two benchmarks, a cache and some great photo spots!!! Whoo hoo!

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photoCR1278
photoCR1278_2

What a great place to stop! Wonderful view, beautiful flowers, clean restrooms, information if you need it, a benchmark, and a tomato!?

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photoLove Lookout Tower
photoView from Love Lookout Reststop
photoLove Lookout Flower View
photoLove Lookout Tomato
Sure do grow them big in Texas!

This report submitted to the NGS.

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photoHorizontal view looking north.

Recovery note made by Team KBAT. Found lookout tower in good condition.

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photoLove Lookout Tower

The tower is the benchmark. Plus, there is one on the ground, south of the southeast leg.

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photoLove's Lookout Tower
photoTower2
photoVisitor Center Sign
photoVisitor Center

Like ku said the tower was there but I didnt actually find a benchmark though

The large tower is pretty obvious off Hw6 69, but the rest room section of the small park is currently under construction. This look out tower is no longer used & there is no benchmark that I could find.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1958 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1958 (RLE) STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF JACKSONVILLE, ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF MT. SELMAN AND ABOUT 100 FEET EAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 69. THE LOOKOUT HOUSE IS SUPPORTED BY A FOUR LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE, AND HAS AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF 130 FEET. THE TOP AND CENTER WAS THE POINT INTERSECTED. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE POST OFFICE IN MT. SELMAN GO SOUTH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 69 FOR 2.8 MILE TO THE LOOKOUT TOWER ON THE LEFT AS DESCRIBED.
04/20/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 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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