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United States : Indiana

3.2 miles (5.1 km) S of Noblesville, Hamilton, IN, USA
Approx. altitude: 246 m (807 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 94°E

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking straight at the confluence from the north #3: West view #4: North view #5: East view #6: Looking at the confluence from the east side of the pond #7: Pano in the other direction #8: Confluence Cafe (not its name, but it should be)

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  40°N 86°W (visit #11)  

#1: Panorama 1 (with clipped traffic!)

(visited by Geoffrey Horton)

05-Oct-2018 -- I visited this confluence twice, once on Oct. 1 as I was headed east for my seminary class reunion, and again on Oct. 5 on my way home. I revisited because (1) I wasn't thrilled with my pictures; (2) a friend told me that there was a geocache there (which I didn't find); and (3) it was about lunchtime, and I knew there was a restaurant there where I could eat almost at a confluence (see picture 8).

The confluence is easy to get to, as it's in the northeast suburbs of Indianapolis. My second visit was a little more exciting as there were strong storms in the vicinity with heavy rain, occasionally making it hard to see as I drove.

My iPhone GPS took me to IN state highway 37, and then to E 146th St. Once on 146th, I could have turned into the restaurant (Jagger's) parking lot, but I chose to continue to Prairie Lakes Boulevard, turning right and then parking in the medical center lot.

The confluence is in a pond in a small wetlands park across from the medical center (and behind Jagger's). Since it was still raining, I decided to eat lunch before venturing out. The rain was still spitting when I was done, but lightly enough that I went ahead with the search.

I use the iPhone app Theodolite (with which I am not affiliated) for GPS, and I used it to take all the photos associate with this visit, except the panoramas.

I was excited to get the coordinates to zero out exactly on the longitude line, so those are the photos I used to document my visit. The phone was reporting 8m of possible error, but since I moved back and forth while getting it to zero out, I'm optimistic that I really was standing on the line. I didn't have similar success getting the latitude to zero out, but (as mentioned) it was still rainy and I gave up after about a minute of trying to get the right spot. Picture 7 shows as close as I could get.

So, yeah, easy to find, easy to get to, but you can't get to the exact spot without gills or webbed feet. I had fun anyhow.


 All pictures
#1: Panorama 1 (with clipped traffic!)
#2: Looking straight at the confluence from the north
#3: West view
#4: North view
#5: East view
#6: Looking at the confluence from the east side of the pond
#7: Pano in the other direction
#8: Confluence Cafe (not its name, but it should be)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)