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United States : Mississippi

3.0 miles (4.8 km) SSW of Houlka, Chickasaw, MS, USA
Approx. altitude: 112 m (367 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 34°S 91°E

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#2: Looking approximately east. #3: Looking approximately west. #4: Looking approximately north. #5: Me, standing on the spot.

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  34°N 89°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking approximately south from the confluence.  The small pond is a result of a beaver dam.

(visited by Mark D. Stevens and Robin Williford)

28-Jan-2001 -- My first confluence! After coming across the Degree Confluence Project, I became determined to visit one myself. After some research, I determined that I live mid-way between two confluences. The one to the north seemed to be just a little closer, so I set my sights on 34N, 89W. After pouring over topographic maps and aerial photographs, I felt I was ready. The spot was only about 600 yards off a major road and appeared to lie in a cow pasture. I borrowed my friend's GPS (thanks, Mike Hazelwood) and played around with it for a few days to get used to it.

After church on Sunday (28-Jan-01), I picked up my lovely assistant, Robin (picture #6), and was off. The confluence was only about 45 minutes north of Starkville where I attend Mississippi State University. The ride was pleasant, and it was a beautiful day.

We parked and started out on foot. The confluence did, indeed, lie in a cow pasture. We found it several hundred yards off the road in a bottom that held a tiny stream (picture #4). You can see the stream on the aerial photo. I was able to get the GPS to read 34,00,00.0N and 89,00,00.0W, but the picture did not come out.

It was getting dark, so we decided to head back. We ate dinner in Houston, and then continued south toward home.


 All pictures
#1: Looking approximately south from the confluence. The small pond is a result of a beaver dam.
#2: Looking approximately east.
#3: Looking approximately west.
#4: Looking approximately north.
#5: Me, standing on the spot.
#6: My lovely assistant, Robin, standing on the spot.
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