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United States : Ohio

2.8 miles (4.5 km) SE of Ottawa, Putnam, OH, USA
Approx. altitude: 219 m (718 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 41°S 96°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Another view of the area. #8: Riley Creek looking South #9: An old graveyard about 5 km away. #10: Entrance to a swimming pool nearby. This building was constructed by laborers during the Great Depression in 1937.

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  41°N 84°W (visit #3)  

#1: View of the Confluence Point

(visited by Geoff Davis)

23-Jul-2006 -- As I drove northwest toward the point from my home city today, it was a sunny day. The sky was mostly blue and the temperature was about 30 celsius (about 85 fahrenheit). It was a great day to go out to the country for a Sunday drive.

Putnam County, where the confluence point is located in the state of Ohio, is primarily rural farmland. Almost all roads here are paved, but many are one lane wide. It is a remote place for Ohio, where there is very little traffic. As I got nearer to the point, I noticed that almost all of the roads in the county have names such as K-6, L-4, etc. I found this to be peculiar, as most farm roads in the rest of Ohio are named after farmers who initially settled in the area, or things other than letters and numbers.

I drove toward the point by turning onto Road K-6. I got close to the point quite easily as I drove on a bridge over Riley Creek. I was able to stand on the bridge and get very close to the point. I got all zeros once while I was on the bridge, but I also noticed that the accuracy reading was shifting due to the varying signal strength.

It was a pleasant view from the bridge over the confluence point. The creek was full of water which, in some years, can be rare this time of the year if it hasn't rained much. This year though, has been sufficiently rainy. In fact, it rained in this area so much about two weeks ago that many creeks in the area flowed over their banks. Looking down at this creek, I could see muddy vegetation on the bank (a sign of recent flooding) and it appeared to be about 1 or 2 meters above the present water level. The crops in the surrounding area look healthy, so the farmers are probably glad to see the rain this season.


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#1: View of the Confluence Point
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Another view of the area.
#8: Riley Creek looking South
#9: An old graveyard about 5 km away.
#10: Entrance to a swimming pool nearby. This building was constructed by laborers during the Great Depression in 1937.
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