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Details for Benchmark: KB1487

N 39° 49.392 W 089° 39.342 (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 LINCOLN MONUMENT
Marker Type:
concrete post
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Was here for a virtual cache and decided to check for Benchmarks and found this one.

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photoLincoln Memorial
Benchmark of Lincoln Memorial
photoLincoln Memorial
Benchmark of Lincoln Memorial
photoLincoln Memorial
Benchmark of Lincoln Memorial

Found unbeknownst while doing the virtual, but beknowanst later

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photoThis one should last at least another hundred year

Beautiful place.

As described.
Report submitted to the NGS to change the marker type.

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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.
Old Professor - Tipton, Missouri.

We stopped by here on our way to St. Louis for the eclipse. Glad we stopped.

Found while paying our respects.

Saw this was a benchmark while finding the virtual

In town checking out the land of Lincoln and spotted this one and toured inside.

Observed this benchmark while caching in the area.

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photoNW @ BM #KB1487

Found while visiting Lincoln's tomb.

Found while caching in the area with InxtricablFate, magtfplanner, and memomls.

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

Discovered with inxtricablfate, memomls, and Skeletor10 on a road trip through Illinois and Indiana !

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photoSpringfield Lincoln Monument
photoLincoln Monument Top (Close-Up)

Found while visiting Ol Abe

I found this one while visiting the Lincoln sites in Springfield.

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Grabbed this one while caching in the cemetery.

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photoRear of Abe's tomb

Visited with a group of cachers.

Spotted this one easily enough

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We had a quick trip through Springfield on the way home to Ottawa Canada from Geowoodstock XII. This was one of the sights we took in.

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Passing thru the area on our way north we could not pass up a chance to see the Monument.

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Visiting Lincoln's Tomb

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photoSPRINGFIELD LINCOLN MONUMENT

Found on a geocaching trip.
Really enjoyed the History here.
BikeDH - Sedalia MO

Observed as we were passing through the area and Geocaching.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo

Saw this while doing the virtual geocache

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photoTrekkie at Lincoln Memorial

Found it in the Land (and City) of Abraham Lincoln.

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photoKB1487 Springfield IL Lincoln Monument

Very Awesome!

On my retirement vacation. Stopped by to say hi to Abe.

Paid my respects at the tomb of Mr. Lincoln after visiting the excellent Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Photo taken from near the tomb of Gov. John R. Tanner.

A note about the flag flying at half-staff in the photo. State law now requires this honor for three days after service members are killed in the line of duty. On this day, flags were lowered in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Witsman, who died May 30 in Afghanistan.

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photoSPRINGFIELD (Illinois) LINCOLN MONUMENT (KB1487)

Found while visiting Lincoln's tomb.

Spotted while in the area

Found with Playful Seaotter!

IowaBeaver

A very nice benchmark for sure.

It's still there..... :)

Super easy find once you find the right cemetery entrance.

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Lincoln monument inOak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL

beautiful spot

My friend turned down $5 to climb the monument and photograph it...

Not climbing 80 feet - but I saw it :)

Found it.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (GWM) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE MONUMENT IN THE OAK RIDGE CEMETERY LOCATED AT THE NORTH EDGE OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. THE MONUMENT IS WHITE AND GREY AND HAS A POINTED TOP. THE HEIGHT IS APPROXIMATELY 80 FEET.

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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