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United States : Georgia

3.3 miles (5.3 km) SE of La Grange, Troup, GA, USA
Approx. altitude: 202 m (662 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 95°E

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

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: The nearby subdivision, which currently stops 0.17 miles north of the confluence point

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  33°N 85°W (visit #4)  

#1: The confluence point lies on the very edge of cleared land (for a subdivision)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

03-Nov-2012 -- I had been looking forward to visiting this confluence point, because I wasn't sure just what I would find. The first successful visitor - in September 2006 - reported that the point lay in the middle of a forest. The next visitor - Joseph Kerski, in February 2011 - reported that the land just to the north of the confluence point was being cleared for a subdivision. Google Earth satellite imagery - which is dated from that same month - also clearly shows the subdivision under construction, with the confluence point on its southern edge. Now, almost 2 years later, would the confluence point have become part of someone's back yard?

Joseph Kerski approached the confluence point from the south, and battled thorny vines (as I had for many of my other Georgia confluence visits). Not wanting the same fate, I decided to try approaching the point from the north - i.e., from the subdivision. Driving into the subdivision, I found that the paved roads got 0.17 miles away from the point, but no closer. Although there were a few houses on this street, there was nothing but dirt and grass between here and the confluence point. The housing crisis has stopped 'urban sprawl' from claiming the confluence point - at least for now!

It was an easy walk from the subdivision to the confluence point, which lies on the very edge of the cleared land. (A low-lying plastic fence separates the cleared land from the forest to the south; the confluence point lies within just a few feet of this fence.)


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#1: The confluence point lies on the very edge of cleared land (for a subdivision)
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: The nearby subdivision, which currently stops 0.17 miles north of the confluence point
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