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Details for Benchmark: JV6090

N 39° 58.806 W 076° 44.167 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In YORK county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
YORK FIFTH CH EVAN BRETH CROSS
Marker Type:
church cross
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Saw this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoJV6090

Saw it today.

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photoSteeple

Logged this in the benchmark site, but doing it here too. Saw this beautiful church and golden cross on our way back from a cemetery cache. The cemetery had a beautiful 9/11 memorial, and then we were able to see this gorgeous church. Thanks for bringing us!

Saw from highway

Found while caching in the area. Photo taken.

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photochurch cross

Today I was out on an 8 mile hike of historic York with Fuzzy, Kevin, and Mollie. In addition to the many murals, we saw sculptures, interesting buildings and several benchmarks.

In the York area with Bushwacker48 for some Wherigos - also found some caches and benchmarks.

In the York area with Bushwacker48 for some Wherigos - also found some caches and benchmarks.

I stopped to find this benchmark while passing through York. Description accurate.

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photoJV6090

Hard to miss Great looking steeple

This entry was edited by casper00&ronoc on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 at 18:42:41 UTC.

Had to review this to figure out where the benchmark was.
This was a good find

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photocross

Found it driving through town

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photoDSC00036

Still there!

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photoJV6090- York, PA 1
photoJV6090- York, PA 3

Found this benchmark while geocaching and benchmark hunting today, nice steeple.

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photochurch steeple and cross benchmark

Spotted this benchmark today

Recovered in good condition...

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photoYORK FIFTH CH EVAN BRETH CROSS (JV6090) - cross
photoYORK FIFTH CH EVAN BRETH CROSS (JV6090) - church
..view looking W

I forgot my digital camera. This can be located at the intersection of Beaver and Tenth Streets.

When I first approached this I thought it was destroyed, as the description didn't quite fit--the building is not white brick. I asked someone at the church and she remembered the building from when she was a kid in the 60s and thought it was built in the 50s. Another person took me out front and we found the date stone--1956.

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photoJV6090 YORK FIFTH CH CROSS, York County, PA

This church is now known as the Messiah United Methodist Church. It sits on a hill in North York overlooking the borough.

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photoCross on apex of spire
This is the gold colored cross on the apex of the church spire.
photoView of the church
Overall view of the church from about a block down the hill.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE GOLD COLORED CROSS ON THE APEX OF THE EAST END OF THE FIFTH CHURCH EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHREN BUILDING. LOCATED IN THE EXTREME NORTH-NORTHWEST EDGE OF YORK. IT IS A WHITE BRICK STRUCTURE WITH AN OVERALL HEIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 150.0 FEET.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1992.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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