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United States : Ohio

1.5 miles (2.4 km) N of North Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, USA
Approx. altitude: 250 m (820 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 98°E

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#2: Group photo at the 40N 82W confluence. #3: The confluence, framed by its neighboring houses, lies a good stone's throw from the road.

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  40°N 82°W (visit #1)  

#1: The utility pole easement, site of the 40N 82W confluence.

(visited by Dan Zeigler)

26-Mar-2000 -- I have been teaching a group of 12 home-educated children (and their parents!) a geography course based on the "Mapping the World by Heart" curriculum, in which students memorize a world map (including every nation, major mountain range, capital city, and river) and learn to draw it from scratch on a blank grid. It has been a *blast* so far. One of the preliminaries, of course, is to learn the concept of latitude and longitude. After running across confluence.org, we decided to take a field trip to the 40N 82W confluence! (40N 83W, which is two miles from my work, is already done.) This past Sunday we drove the 60 miles east to Zanesville, Ohio, named after native son Zane Grey. The confluence turned out to be in an older suburb north of town, in a power-line easement between two houses. The neighbors were a bit puzzled when we showed up at their houses and asked to take pictures of their back yards, but they were good sports about it. Not the most scenic confluence in the world, but one very real data point in the sample.

Coordinator's Note: 21-May-2003 -- Comment by a visitor to the DCP site:
"After reading about the confluence at 40N 82W, which is just north of my hometown of Zanesville, OH, I feel it necessary to point out that Zanesville wasn't named for Zane Grey, as the visitor's account says, but rather for Ebenezer Zane, an ancestor of Zane Grey who founded the city in 1797."


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#1: The utility pole easement, site of the 40N 82W confluence.
#2: Group photo at the 40N 82W confluence.
#3: The confluence, framed by its neighboring houses, lies a good stone's throw from the road.
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