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Details for Benchmark: KU3965

N 40° 50.723 W 073° 56.280 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
NEW YORK FORT WASH PRESB CH
Marker Type:
finial
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found in good condition as described.

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photoKU3965 - New York Fort Washington Presbyterian Chu

We stopped to checkout this benchmark/church while passing through northern Manhattan this morning on our way to find some earthcaches.

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photoKU3965

Found during a whirlwind tour of NYC for a mini-family reunion. Another very cool church!

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photoKU3965

A beautiful and impressive structure, and in good shape.

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photoKU3965, Fort Washington Presb. Church, NYC
photoKU3965, Fort Washington Presb. Church, NYC

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1930 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1930 (CAE) STATION IS THE FINIAL AND WEATHER VANE SURMOUNTING THE CUPOLA OF THE FORT WASHINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT THE NE CORNER OF ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOURTH STREET, AND WADSWORTH AVENUE. THIS HAS A CLOCK ON EACH OF 4 FACES AND AN ILLUMINATED CROSS ON EACH OF FOUR SIDES OF THE BELFRY.

Control Text

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

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