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Details for Benchmark: DN1330

N 33° 12.902 W 097° 07.984 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In DENTON county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
DENTON CO COURTHOUSE TOWER
Marker Type:
tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found while caching in the area with InxtricablFate, magtfplanner, and Skeletor10

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Discovered while on a caching trip from Dallas, TX to Carlsbad, NM and back again with inxtricablfate, skeletor10, and memomls !

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photoDenton Co Courthouse Tower (Close-Up)
photoDenton Co Courthouse Tower

Spotted while on the way to dinner with my best friends from college.

Can see this tower several blocks out.

Courthouse tower appears to be in good condition.

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Denton County courthouse tower

Found while geocaching

Joining my brother, DDSRN, on a 7 days geocaching trip and found thus benchmark nearby one of the caches.

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Betzij and I are geocaching in the Denton, TX area today. We stopped to take pictures of this benchmark.

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Found while in the area geocaching

I'm here and it is too!

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photoDome

Passing through and spotted

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Found while working some caches in the vicinity.

Found while in town.

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Discovered while completing "Courthouse-on-the-Square" - GC5927Y.

Found it with DragonLadyHue & WendyHue.

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Found it with DragonSoildier45 & WendyHue.

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Saw while in town caching

Saw this with Fia, Derek and tima

Beautiful. They don’t build them like this anymore.

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Spotted this one while geocaching.

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DENTON CO COURTHOUSE TOWER

Thank you

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Still standing tall

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photoDenton court house BM

Saw this courthouse while caching in the area.

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Spotted while geocaching in the area with BB/HG for GWS. Beautiful architecture even at night!

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photoDenton county courthouse

Found with LizardSally on a beautiful evening in Denton. Great to see so many people out enjoying downtown.

Geocaching in the area and spotted this.

Visited the courthouse for the earth cache and found a benchmark as well.

Oaknest and I spotted the courthouse tower while geocaching.

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Lovely courthouse. Stayed in Denton during GeoWoodstock.

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photoDenton courthouse tower

Found while geocaching.

found while geocaching. majestic building.

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Found while completing an earthcache and a multi here. Neat courthouse.

Found this while here for the geocaching Texas Challenge Mega Event.

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photoDenton Courthouse

Found as described.

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photoDenton County Courthouse Tower

Beautiful courthouse. Admired it while doing the earthcache during the Texas County Challenge.

I found this benchmark while attending the 16th Annual Texas Challenge Event. Took several pictures here and around the area.

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In town for the 2018 Texas Challenge and seeing the sights.

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Visited the courthouse while working on the earthcache and labcaches during the 16th Annual TXGA Texas Challenge & Festival. It's got some fine architecture.

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photoDenton Co. Courthouse tower

Found this one while in Denton attending the 16th Annual Texas Challenge and Festival this weekend.

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photoDenton Courthouse

Found while visiting Denton for the Texas Challenge.

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Quick find during the Texas Challenge weekend.

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Discovered this benchmark at the Texas Challenge.

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I found this benchmark while attending the 16th Annual Texas Challenge.

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photoDenton Courthouse Tower

What a great benchmark.

One of my favorite type of benchmark!

Was able to see it all lighted up!

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photoNightlife

In town for the TX challenge!!!

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In town for Geocaching Mega Event

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photoDenton Courthouse

Photographed today while looking for benchmarks in Denton.

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photoCourthouse Tower

Picking up a nearby Earthcache for Earthcache day and noticed that it was also a benchmark.

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photoCourthouse tower

Been here many times, but never logged the Benchmark. The Beverage King provided an incentive, so here I am. Rode around the square several times hoping a parking spot would open up. Finally, I got creative with the parking and took the quick picture.

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photoCourthouse and Chariot

I was around when the courthouse was being refurbished. A new dome was built on the ground then hoisted up to replace the old one. Fascinating to watch the whole process.

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Looking up from where the coordinates took me.
photoDN1330 North East corner of courthouse

I saw this before the Friday Night Dinner Club Event on the square. I got the picture first, before it started getting dark out.

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photoDenton County Courthouse Spire
Beautiful construction. This is also an earth cache and a waymark!

I visited here again today and took a picture this time!

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I can log this one after doing the earthcache here.

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Here in town doing caches. My aunt and uncle lived here so we've been to the square many times.

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Took a photo of the courthouse while doing the Earthcache here.

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Finally able to take picture

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It's still in place

see this one a lot, but wasn't sure it was a benchmark until today.

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Spent the day in the Denton area working on the 2015 Geocachers To Do List.

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Out gathering benchmarks with Quadrays for the 2015 To Do Challenge

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Denton Court Tower

Saturday morning caching. On my way to Denton, well kinda, but took a few detours to grab a free smileys along the way. Making the benchmark stop for the 2015 gc challenge.

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Been here many times but took a photo this time to log it.

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Came by the square for a new earthcache and others and thought to confirm that this benchmark is still standing.

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photoDenton County Courthouse

Found at the local CITO event for the 7 Souvenirs of August. Wasn’t that hard to locate.

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photoThis (blurry) photo I took at the time

On the square this evening enjoying time with our geocaching friends. Just realized this was a benchmark and had to take the easy find.

Found w/Juggernaut7. As many darn times as we have been by here... I didn't think to look and log it until today. We love coming here on summer evenings.

Almost all Texas county courthouses are the most expensive and grand buildings in existence in their respective counties when they were built. Denton County has one of the most attractive without a doubt.

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A beautiful courthouse.

Drove by this courthouse while geocaching in Denton with my sister and her friend Judy

Another benchmark that you can you from quite a distance.

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Saw this one while passing through the area.

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Nice courthouse.

I have many memories of this area. "The Square" had some cool shopping places, a local ice cream shop and so much to do. I went to concerts outside the courthouse tower. In high school some of my friends and I got tickets and we had to come up to the courts for classes or something. Later I went to college nearby at UNT! Back then I didn't know about geocaching, but I wish I had! Love coming back to the area. So much has changed.

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Tackled a few benchmarks in town before the evening event. Thanks!

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photoDenton Co. Courthouse

One of my favorite places!

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photoSweet Home Denton Texas

found

Here all the time & never realized it was a benchmark.

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Stopped by the courthouse while geocaching in the area. My first time to the Denton Square.

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Found this one while I was downtown Denton for some caches and benchmarks.

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photoDENTON CO COURTHOUSE TOWER (DN1330)
Tower type benchmark at the courthouse in downtown Denton, Texas.

There was a challenge, then I grabbed the Benchmark! Thanks!!

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photoNice courthouse.

beautiful..and a challenge too...

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photobeautiful old courthouse on a rainy evening..

yup, it is still there. I live here. I even had my son's senior pictures taken there.

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Taken at Christmas on the Square, Tree lighting ceremony, December 2010. You can see the clock through the branches.

I see this on a regular basis, it's my favorite place to go in Denton.

Came to the square today ..Looks good

Attending the car show on the square. Love the courthouses in Texas

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Had time to stop and take some pictures of the courthouse today. Wished I could have done the multi, but time was not with me today.

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Cornerstone at Denton, TX courthouse.
photoDenton Courthouse--DN1330

Such a beautiful building.

Got it.

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Denton, TX

I was here with Grin-Cat - he even took my picture! Our 1st stop to collect 10 Icons in a single day challenge.

Standing tall and proud. #1 in our 10 icons in 1 day challenge! Happy Anniversary Geocaching!

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Another beautiful Texas Courthouse!

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photoDN1330 Denton Co. Courthouse Twr, Denton TX

Found this with LC this evening at the posted coords. Still decorated with Xmas lights.

[This entry was edited by CampinCrazy on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 9:42:02 AM.]

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Go by here on my way to Yoga class

saw this one today while doing errands

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found this one right where it was supposed to be!

Pic soon GJ

Visited the courthouse while geocaching in downtown Denton today. I love the architecture of this building!

I had a nice time visiting the square and this benchmark.

We walked all around this on our way to finding caches in Downtown Denton. Scwhay and Cachesafari were with me.

Pretty hard to miss this one. I love old Texas courthouses. This one ranks up there with Bell, Ellis, Hood Counties.

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photoDenton County Courthouse tower with GPS Receiver

Will add my picture to the growing gallery.

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Beautiful in the rain on Memorial Day. Took picture. Still trying to figure out how to get it on here. Will upload later.

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Would have been better, but it was raining.

Got there too late to go in but will go back later.

You know, I've been TO this place many times, but I've never actually gone inside... weird... :)

Circumnavigated this Benchmark in Placing GCZKBM.
Capt'n Sky

I thought that I was looking for a metal disc but looking at the description now it seems to be the Top piece of the old courthouse ?

This is such a nice courthouse. I always enjoy passing through downtown Denton and seeing it. Especially now that it has been fully restored.

Nice courthouse. Pretty warm to be traipsing about but they were watering the lawn and the water was nice and cool.

what a neat old courthouse, we managed to walk around the entire thing to see all sides. will post picture later.

Visited at dusk today. Pretty good picture if I do say so myself.

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This mark is the finial on the tippy-top of the Denton County Courthouse in Denton Texas. God Bless Texas! - Deguello

[last edit: 12/7/2002 3:33:35 PM PST]

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Denton County Courthouse Finial

Found benchmark and is in good condition.

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Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE TOWER ON THE DENTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF DENTON, TEXAS. THE TOWER IS ON THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING, ABOUT 160 FEET E OF THE CENTER LINE OF ELM STREET, AND ABOUT 140 FEET N OF THE CENTER LINE OF HICKORY STREET. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1896 AND THE TOWER IS VERY PROMINENT. THE TOWER SETS ON A STONE BASE ABOUT 10 FEET HIGH ON TOP OF THE 80-FOOT STONE COURTHOUSE. THE BOTTOM OF THE TOWER IS AN OCTAGONAL TOWER ABOUT 15 FEET HIGH, WITH OPEN BALCONIES ON THE N, E, S, AND W SIDES. THERE IS A GREY SHINGLED, FOUR-SIDED PYRAMIDAL ORNAMENT AT EACH CORNER. EACH ORNAMENT HAS A GREEN FINIAL. ABOVE THIS TOWER THERE IS A SMALLER TOWER ABOUT 15 FEET HIGH WITH 2 GREEN LOUVRED WINDOWS NEAR THE BOTTOM ON THE N, E, S AND W SIDES OF ITS OCTAGONAL SHAPE, AND A CLOCK DIAL ABOVE THE WINDOWS. THE GREY-SHINGLED OCTAGONAL DOME-SHAPED ROOF IS ABOUT 15 FEET HIGH. AT ITS APEX THERE IS A GREEN PEDESTAL ABOUT 10 FEET HIGH WITH A BALL. ON THE BALL THERE IS AN ORNAMENTAL FINIAL ABOUT 6 FEET HIGH. THE TOTAL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 150 FEET.
01/01/1955 by TXHD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 1955 (JRM) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1960 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (HMP) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. DIRECTIONS FOR PROCEEDING TO STATION SITE ARE CORRECT.
01/01/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 (DAH) RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN GOOD CONDITION. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--IN THE TOWN OF DENTON.
06/30/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
02/24/1998 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1998 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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