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United States : Missouri

1.4 miles (2.3 km) NNW of Blackwater, Cooper, MO, USA
Approx. altitude: 182 m (597 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 87°E

Accuracy: 89 m (291 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (along the creek) #3: View East (along the creek) #4: View West (up the creek’s western bank) #5: My GPS receiver, 89 m west of the point #6: My GPS receiver, 89 m west of the point #7: The historic nearby town of Blackwater, Missouri

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  39°N 93°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking East across the creek towards the confluence point, 89 m away. The point lies in a field just beyond the trees in the background.

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

12-May-2017 -- This ‘forgotten’ Degree Confluence Point had been visited only once before, way back in October 2000. While driving from Saint Louis to Kansas City, I decided to try to visit it for a second time.

From satellite imagery (plus the report from the previous visitors), it was clear that - although the point lay only a short distance north of "road Dd" - the difficulty would be crossing the creek that passes between the point and the road. I parked on "road Dd" at 38.99657°N 93.00497°W, and hiked north through a farm field, alongside the trees and creek to the east. My goal was to find a good way to cross the creek. Unlike the previous visitors, however, I wasn’t able to cross the creek. The ground at the side of the creek was very soft and slippery (from recent rains), and I slipped over a couple of times, merely walking close to the bank. It seemed likely that if I were to try wading across the creek, I might slip and drown my camera.

By walking along the western side of the creek, however, I was able to get 290 feet (+/- GPS error of 21 feet) west of the point. This (89 m) was barely close enough to count as a successful visit.


 All pictures
#1: Looking East across the creek towards the confluence point, 89 m away. The point lies in a field just beyond the trees in the background.
#2: View North (along the creek)
#3: View East (along the creek)
#4: View West (up the creek’s western bank)
#5: My GPS receiver, 89 m west of the point
#6: My GPS receiver, 89 m west of the point
#7: The historic nearby town of Blackwater, Missouri
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)