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United States : Kentucky

3.6 miles (5.8 km) ENE of Jamestown, Russell, KY, USA
Approx. altitude: 277 m (908 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 95°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East (featuring the “large hardwood” or “medium-sized oak” noted by previous visitors) #3: View South #4: View West (into the late-afternoon sun) #5: The confluence point lies in a patch of forest #6: All GPS zeros! #7: View of the point from about 400 feet up #8: View East (showing Parks Ridge Road) from about 400 feet up #9: View South (showing Lake Cumberland) from about 400 feet up #10: View West (showing Lake Cumberland) from about 400 feet up #11: The end of Parks Ridge Road, just 450 feet from the point

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  37°N 85°W (visit #3)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

19-May-2018 -- Driving through central Kentucky, frequent heavy thunderstorms prevented me from trekking to a couple of Degree Confluence Points. But fortunately the weather had cleared by the time that I visited this point, one hour before sunset.

The interesting thing about this point is that it lies close to the edge of (an arm of) Lake Cumberland - a large man-made lake in central Kentucky. Parks Ridge Road - a narrow paved road - runs towards the edge of the lake, ending just 450 feet East of the point.

The point itself lies in a patch of forest, so the lake is not visible from there (nor from Parks Ridge Road). However, by sending up a drone, I was able to get views of the lake from about 400 feet up, above the tree tops.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East (featuring the “large hardwood” or “medium-sized oak” noted by previous visitors)
#3: View South
#4: View West (into the late-afternoon sun)
#5: The confluence point lies in a patch of forest
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: View of the point from about 400 feet up
#8: View East (showing Parks Ridge Road) from about 400 feet up
#9: View South (showing Lake Cumberland) from about 400 feet up
#10: View West (showing Lake Cumberland) from about 400 feet up
#11: The end of Parks Ridge Road, just 450 feet from the point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)