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Details for Benchmark: LC1742

N 40° 07.052 W 088° 13.773 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

In CHAMPAIGN county, IL View Original Datasheet
Marker Type:
church spire
setting not listed - see description

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Found with swelgus. Pretty church under a full moon.

photoSt Mary’s

Lovely church


Got a picture today.


Found as described.


Couldn't get close today due to worshipers, but I got a nice picture from across the street.


It's hard to miss.

photolooking northwest towards the church

Still standing way up there by the hospital.

Champaign, IL

An easy find; you can see the steeple from half a mile away, approaching from the east along University. The coordinates of the waypoint actually put me exactly at a shrine for the blessed mother, probably around 20 meters west of the actual spire. I tried to take a couple photos of it, so we can get a visual logging of this one.

[last edit: 3/16/2003 8:41:07 AM PST]

photoFront of St. Mary's
This is a view of the front of the church, from the south, facing due north.
photoSt. Mary's From the West
Shot from the West, facing due east
photoCoordinates Lead to Here
This is where the coordinates put me, according to the GPS, rather than directly at the spire; I'm facing north looking at the display, and as best as I can tell, it zeroes in exactly at the blessed mother.
photoStone on the Church
Just for reference, what's left after some unfortunate cropping of the identifying stone on the church.

Took picture, but my flash apparently doesn't go high enough to reach the spire. I did get a nice photo of the sign though. :)

Found it! Took a picture but it didn't turn out so will go back and take another sometime...

[last edit: 1/12/2003 2:26:52 PM PST]

photoChurch sign

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)

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  • 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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