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United States : Kentucky

4.9 miles (7.8 km) W of Glasgow, Barren, KY, USA
Approx. altitude: 231 m (757 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 94°E

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#2: Looking NE from the confluence #3: Looking east from the confluence #4: GPS

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  37°N 86°W (visit #2)  

#1: Looking north from the confluence at the Cumberland Parkway

(visited by Rick Smeltzer and Anna Smeltzer)

04-Jan-2001 -- This confluence is located south central Kentucky near Glasglow in Barren County. It is the first confluence vistited for Kentucky. The Indians in the area now known as Barren County burned away plant growth to promote grassland, which enticed buffalo to graze the area. The first of the pioneers found this area without trees or vegetation, so it looked "barren." Today, Barren County has gentle rolling hills covered with many trees and beautiful sights. The actual confluence is located in a pasture field near the Cumberland Parkway. A farmer was spreading last year's tobacco stalks when we arrived. He stated that they raise about 60 acres of tobacco. He allowed us to walk to the confluence and take pictures, just a short walk from the lane where we stopped.

Photograph one is looking north from the confluence toward the Cumberland Parkway. Tobacco stalks and cattle feeding are in the foreground. Photographs 2 and 3 are looking northeast and east from the confluence respectively. Photograph four is the obligatory GPS receiver in snow covered pasture field.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north from the confluence at the Cumberland Parkway
#2: Looking NE from the confluence
#3: Looking east from the confluence
#4: GPS
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