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Details for Benchmark: KV4074

N 40° 47.659 W 074° 00.913 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In HUDSON county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
W NEW YORK ST MARYS CH E TOWER
Marker Type:
church cross
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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On a Geocaching trip and observing "Benchmarks" as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

What a quick find! Super easy!! 50th geocache and counting! To add to that, first benchmark!

Spotted after heading down to the area for the ferry ride to New York City.

Just learning about benchmarks, found this one because it is around the corner from my house.

Photos for benchmarking contest.
The streets were renumbered sometime in the past. Saint Mary's is located at the corner of 66th and Jackson Streets in West New York.

[This entry was edited by Harry Dolphin on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 6:22:14 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoKV4074
Church cross on east tower of Saint Mary's Church on 66th and Jackson in West New York. View looking south from Jackson Street.
photoKV4074 with GPS

Found it with Harry.

Andy Bear and I found the cross on the east tower of St Mary's Church, as described.

[Photos:]
photoKV4074

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (RWW) THE EASTERLY OF TWIN TOWERS, W OF THE HUDSON RIVER, IN THE TOWN OF WEST NEW YORK ON THE NE CORNER OF JACKSON AND 22ND STREETS, ATOP THE ST. MARYS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, RISING FROM THE NE CORNER OF THIS RED-TILE-ROOFED CHURCH BUILDING. IT IS AN OCTAGONAL TOWER HAVING A SQUARE BASE AND A DOMED ROOF. THE STATION IS THE BASE OF THE GOLD CROSS AT THE TOWER-APEX, APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET ABOVE GROUND.

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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