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Details for Benchmark: KV3605

N 40° 37.280 W 075° 22.537 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In NORTHAMPTON county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BETHLEHEM REFORMED CH SPIRE
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Spire still here.

[Photos:]
photoThe church spire

Seen this awesome church and spire while geocaching in area, so many beautiful old buildings...

My mom dragged me to this place once a week....until I went off to college and that was that.

Found this while getting the nearby geocache at the library.
Jimmy Z

[Photos:]
photoSpire

saw this one while delivering in the area

I live in the area and pass the church on basically a daily base.

was looking around for this one when I got out of the car to go to musicfest. realized when I got back to the car I was parked in front of the church.

Found while in the area

Found this one while visiting the town.

Drove past this one while in the area.

A beautiful church. One of the oldest benchmarks I have found -- 1885

Found as described in Bethlehem's lovely historic district, across the river and a world away from the abandoned steel mill.

The church is now known as Christ Church / United Church of Christ.

[Photos:]
photoBETHLEHEM [PA] REFORMED CH SPIRE (KV3605)
photoCornerstone, BETHLEHEM [PA] REFORMED CH SPIRE

Pretty hard to miss. Got this while checking benchmarks in the area

Not hard to find. Take a look at the year of its first documentation as a benchmark!

another one that is hard to miss

[Photos:]
photoThe spire

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1885 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1885 (MM) THE SPIRE OF THE REFORMED CHURCH ON CENTER STREET. OBSERVED UPON THIS YEAR FROM SMITHS GAP AND BAKE OVEN.
5/6/1994 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1994 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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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