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Details for Benchmark: KB1481

N 39° 49.850 W 089° 37.714 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SANGAMON county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SPRINGFIELD ST ALOYSIUS CH
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Traveling to a Military Ship's Reunion in Rhode Island and picking up a few Geological Survey Bench Marks along the way as well as Caching a little.
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In town checking out the land of Lincoln and spotted this one.

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I see this one quite regularly since my sons Cub Scout pack meets there.

Found with Playful Seaotter!

IowaBeaver

I'm getting the easy ones out of the way.....:)

Picked up a few groceries and got this one.

Attended Mass and logged a benchmark, a two-fer !!!

Got this one on a rainy day and almost forgot to log it.

[Photos:]
photoKB1481
Springfield, IL, church spire

Just out to test the accuracy of my GPS. Been having problems trying to find caches. Find the unit is right on. Must be operator error.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (GWM) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE SPIRE ON THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SANGAMON AVENUE AND NORTH 20TH STREET IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. THE SPIRE IS BLACK WITH A WHITE BASE SUPPORTING IT. THE HEIGHT IS APPROXIMATELY 90 FEET.
01/01/1976 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1976 (AMS) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--LOCATED IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

Control Text

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

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