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United States : Maryland

4.6 miles (7.4 km) SE of Centreville, Queen Anne's, MD, USA
Approx. altitude: 21 m (68 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 104°E

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking directly away from the woods at confluence (1998) #3: At confluence looking back toward road (1998, compare to #1) #4: Distance to next = 0.0, if you look very carefully (1998) #5: Road sign less than a half mile from confluence (1998)

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  39°N 76°W (visit #1)  

#1: View from ground zero looking back toward the road (1999)

(visited by Dennis Brown)

15-Aug-1998 -- This is the very first confluence that I visited after purchasing my Garmin GPS III in August 1998. On the same day I re-visited 39N 79W and continued travelling west to attempt 39N and 78W.

The confluence was only a few hundred feet from the road, an easy walk along the edge of the farmer's field near the woods. I couln't help but wonder if the property line between field and forest might run east-west along the 39N latitude.

This was a very quiet country setting. I don't think a single car passed by the whole time I was there! Quite the contrast from Washington DC, only 50 miles to the west.

24-Apr-99 -- The very same day I visited Smith Island (N38 W76), I made a detour by way of this confluence to take a few more pictures here.


 All pictures
#1: View from ground zero looking back toward the road (1999)
#2: Looking directly away from the woods at confluence (1998)
#3: At confluence looking back toward road (1998, compare to #1)
#4: Distance to next = 0.0, if you look very carefully (1998)
#5: Road sign less than a half mile from confluence (1998)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
From Annapolis, MD, take US-50 east to exit 46 (across the William Preston Lane Jr Memorial Bridge). Take US-301 east for 8.5 miles, and take a right onto SR-304 east (away from Centreville). Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto an unnamed road. Go 1.24 miles until the road ends in a T at Little Eagle Rd. To get to the confluence, turn left and walk 280 feet on Little Eagle Rd. Then, leave the road and walk due south 800 feet (remember to adjust if you're using a magnetic compass). Another way to get to the confluence would be to go 1.26 miles past the unnamed road on SR 304, and turn right onto Greenville Rd. Go 0.73 miles and turn right onto Little Eagle Rd. The best way to determine the confluence point is still to walk from the intersection of the unnamed road and Little Eagle Rd.