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Details for Benchmark: FH0998

N 35° 23.209 W 094° 25.006 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SEBASTIAN county, AR View Original Datasheet
Designation:
FORT SMITH FIRST EVANG LUTH CH
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Saw this church while caching in the area.

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photoFH0998

Saw this one while geocaching in the area. -- ORR

Found this benchmark today during geocaching.
TFTBM says H_M_A @ 2017-05-29 @ 10:50 o'clock

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photoFH0998
still in good condition

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

Discovered with memomls, inxtricablfate, and Skeletor10 while exploring the Southwest .

[Photos:]
photoFort Smith Evang Church
photoFort Smith Evang Church (Close-Up)

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[b]Grabbing another benchmark.[/b]

NotBrisitsh and Memfis set out on a three day road trip to start our Xmas vacation. We started in Colorado and drove through New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. We drove many, many miles and NotBritish logged many of them. She got her permit just two days before we left. She was excited and daddy was nervous but she did a good job. We tried our best to stop at strategic spots and grab the caches that stood out. Most were older, non-traditional, Wherigos(of course), benchmarks, waymarks, or anything in cool places. I’m sure when all is said and done we will have forgotten to log a few but this trip was not about numbers it was about experiences.

Thanks to all the cachers for providing the opportunities for us to share. I won’t soon forget the fun we had on this trip nor the new friends we made. We were lucky enough to meet many new cachers on this trip during a few well timed events. It was enough to make us want to do a return trip to many of the places.

We are adding a log that sums up some of our experiences and have added favorite points along the way as well. I believe we have sent in the required emails for all the Virtuals and Earthcaches but in case we didn’t we saved our photos. We found that we took too many pictures to log on each individual cache so we are going to upload them to our family blog.

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Yup

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photoFH0998 Ft Smith AR First Evang Luth Ch Spire

Definitely there

Found while RONing in Fort Smith.

Visited while RONing in Fort Smith.

Out doing a little benchmarking with BasicPoke and grabbed this one.

Found before starting the OLR.

Observed while in town running errands

Another cool,old church used as a B.M. Drove by it plenty of times over the years.

Stopped by this one today and took some pictures. A beautiful old church.

Found it. This is a pretty church!!!

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photoFH0998 First Evangeligal Lutheran Church (2)

A very nice old building

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photoSouth side of building
photoEast side of building
photoClose-up of the spire
photoNortheast corner of the building

HAVE SEEN THIS MANY TIMES

found

Found as described

found with ettabrowneyes

Found as described.

Neat old building.

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photoFORT SMITH FIRST EVANG LUTH CH

I could spend all day just looking at all the wonderful churches in this area. This one was one of the best.

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photoFH0998

Can't remember the exact date, but I have been to a wedding in this church and have passed it many times. Love the old churches.

I'm not sure that this intersection station is the same as it was in 1935, but I am including a picture of the building as of January 9, 2007.

[Photos:]
photoFt. Smith, AR., Lutheran Church, Jan., 2007.

Pass by it everyday.

Grew up in this church. Still there!

Found this one while in town Caching.

This is a very old and beautiful church.

What a neat old church.

Found with Charlie

Another Great Church.

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photoFH0998 12th and D
Got dark before I could get all the pictures in.
photoDirectly below the Spire
Base of Spire.
photoThe Spire is up there!!!!
Just to Dark.

Although I use to live not to far from this site I drove by it again just so I could log this benchmark.

The church is doing some additional work but the spire is there just as the description says.

The church is doing some additional work but the spire is there just as the description says.

Easy find, Beautiful church.

OzarkMtnGhost

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 BASE OF THE CROSS ON THE SPIRE ON THE FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH. THE CHURCH IS A WHITE STONE BUILDING WITH A SQUARE WHITE STONE TOWER AT THE S CORNER OVER ENTRANCE. THE TOWER HAS BUTTRESS CORNERS ON THE LOWER PART. THE UPPER PART IS A BELFRY WITH A DOUBLE LOUVERED WINDOW ON EACH SIDE. THE TOWER IS SURMOUNTED BY AN OCTAGONAL GRAY SLATE-COVERED SPIRE WHICH HAS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED DORMER WITH SLATE FACE ON EACH OF FOUR SIDES AT THE BASE. THERE IS A SMALL SQUARE FINIAL WITH ORNAMENTAL BALL AND CROSS AT THE OUTER END OF THE RIDGE OF THE ROOF OF EACH DORMER. THERE IS A BLACK CROSS AT THE TIP OF THE SPIRE. THE SPIRE IS ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH AND IS QUITE PROMINENT. THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED IN 1902. THE CHURCH IS IN THE CENTRAL PART OF FORT SMITH ABOUT 1/2 MILE E OF THE CENTER OF THE BUSINESS SECTION OF TOWN, AT THE N CORNER OF N TWELFTH STREET AND N D STREET, AND ABOUT 150 FEET N OF GRAND AVENUE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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