the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Pennsylvania

0.2 miles (0.3 km) SW of Fredericktown, Washington, PA, USA
Approx. altitude: 277 m (908 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 100°E

Quality: good

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#2: North View #3: South View #4: East View #5: West View #6: Confluence Phoon #7: Confluence Point @ House Patio #8: GPSr detail

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#1: Saint Michael Archangel Church - Southeast

(visited by Dale Siegenthaler)

15-Oct-2011 -- Second of THREE degree confluence visits as part of a day full of travel, sampling the local cuisine, geocaching and degree confluence hunting (which was of course the most satisfying part of the day).

We traveled to Pennsylvania's southwestern-most Greene county before crossing the border find this confluence in Washington county, in the small town of Fredericktown, Pennsylvania located just west of the Monongahela River. The west bank of the river is a steep cliff and this confluence point is located in the streets on the higher elevation. We drove some steep roads up to the confluence point.

The confluence point is located on a private residential lot with a white single story house. It was Saturday at lunch time and so I figured there was a good chance someone was home. I walked around to the most used entrance and knocked on the door. A child and his father answered the door and I explained the reason for my visit. They didn't seem too surprised (apparently this wasn't the first degree confluence seeker they had met) and happily granted me permission to walk around their house and take photos.

I walked around to the opposite side of the house from the door where I had my conversation to the confluence point. I was able to get all zeroes near the corner of the house near the outside patio. The young child was keeping an eye on me through the window and I took a few photos, enjoyed the view of the church and the river valley and posed for a signature confluence phoon.

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#1: Saint Michael Archangel Church - Southeast
#2: North View
#3: South View
#4: East View
#5: West View
#6: Confluence Phoon
#7: Confluence Point @ House Patio
#8: GPSr detail
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