the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Georgia

2.4 miles (3.9 km) E of Rockmart, Polk, GA, USA
Approx. altitude: 283 m (928 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 34°S 95°E

Accuracy: 1 m (3 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East from the confluence. #3: South from the confluence. #4: West from the confluence. #5: And the GPS reads zeroes all across.

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  34°N 85°W (visit #4)  

#1: North from the confluence.

(visited by Matt Cavagnaro)

22-Mar-2003 -- I made an early Saturday morning side trip to this confluence while on my way to Atlanta from Central Florida. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to visit this confluence, and so I was "flying blind", meaning without any preperation aside from having a general idea that it wasn't an extremely difficult one to reach.

Approaching Atlanta from the South, it appeared, using the GPS and a map of Georgia that taking the Atlanta bypass west to 85 North, and approaching the confluence from a highway running north would be the easiest way to reach it. I came to find out that there's no way to get to it from the north, and ended up making a complete loop around it, heading west to Rome, south, and then back east underneath the confluence to approach it from the south. Highway 278 appears to be the only practical way to get to it.

I used the GPS to get as close to the confluence as possible on 278, and then found the closest paved road that appeared to lead in the right direction. The one I got on kind of wound up and around a large hill, but somehow put me on another east-west road that put me on a course almost directly to it. I took that road in the direction of the confluence, crossed some railroad tracks, and found myself about 300 meters from the confluence, driving parallel to a set of railroad tracks. This is a pretty nice area, population-wise (unlike Georgia's southwestern confluences) and scenic-wise. I felt safe parking my car in a small flat area a bit past the confluence on the right side of the road.

I crossed the road, made my way across the thorns brushes, and marched along the tracks until I got at a right angle to the confluence. I headed up the hill into the woodsy area and made my way to the confluence. Overall difficulty on this one is minimal in all respects. Good to see that not much has changed since the last visits 2 years ago.

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#1: North from the confluence.
#2: East from the confluence.
#3: South from the confluence.
#4: West from the confluence.
#5: And the GPS reads zeroes all across.
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