FISH CREEK RIDGE CHURCH SPIRE - Rockland, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger
N 43° 49.201 W 090° 52.832
15T E 670441 N 4854066
Quick Description: Back in 1930, CGS decided to mark this church spire as a survey benchmark. Today this church that was built in 1894 still stands with the same spire.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2016 11:18:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMTGMB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 2

Long Description:
In the earlier years of surveying, the surveyors used many things to mark areas. Surveyors for the CGS often used local church spires as they were considered to be a potential permanent fixture in the area. This church spire is on an amazing old church in the middle of nowhere. This is an amazing drive up a coulee to reach this fantastic location. In the higher elevation down either County Highway J or County Highway Y is where you will find it. Look up and you will see the original over 100 year old spire marking this point.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: FISH CREEK RIDGE CHURCH SPIRE

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Church Spire

County: Monroe

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Middle Ridge

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: ON1164

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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