the Degree Confluence Project

United States : Oklahoma

4.5 miles (7.2 km) SSE of Scipio, Pittsburg, OK, USA
Approx. altitude: 228 m (748 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 35°S 84°E

Quality: good

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#2: Looking West #3: Looking South #4: The Confluence from the East #5: GPS Display

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  35°N 96°W (visit #1)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Richard Rutledge and Mark Rutledge)

29-Oct-2000 -- The hunt begins in Tulsa Oklahoma. We are headed home to Texas and decided to take old highway 75. This will take us nearly due south through Okmulgee, Weleetka, Wetumka, and finally to Calvin. At Calvin we turned east along highway 270.

This is a rather sparsely populated area, and with the recent rains has greened-up nicely to present a pleasant "country" experience. There are some Oklahoma mountains (200-300 feet agl) here and as we approached a point due south of the target we began to wonder if we would be able to get close by car. We then found a section line road and worked our way north and east for about 5-6 miles.

At a point about 1.5 miles south of the target I realized that we were on a road that nearly marked the longitude. As Mark counted down the distance, we passed an intersection. Then he counted up again and I stopped. We backed up (no traffic, narrow road) to the intersection, turned east and stopped, in the road, dead center on the confluence (give or take the margin of error). We took our time taking the pictures and enjoyed the fresh air.

We drove on east as far as the road would take us. Which wasn't enough to get us to a highway, but it did afford us the opportunity to take a picture from due east of the confluence on a slight rise. We were 1 to 2 miles from 35E96W (see picture). This area is great for a day trip - which is what most people will need in order to visit. But it is worth the time!

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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking West
#3: Looking South
#4: The Confluence from the East
#5: GPS Display
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