the Degree Confluence Project

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 OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 104°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the east. #3: View to the west. #4: View to the north #5: All zeros.

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  39°N 76°W (visit #3)  

#1: View to the south.

(visited by Jack Frickey)

24-Apr-2004 -- I was out for a day of Maryland GPSing on a lovely Saturday afternoon in April. In addition to the subject of this report, I also visited 3 dashpoints (www.geodashing.org) today. The confluence at 39N 76W is just a couple miles east of US-301 near Centreville, MD. The approach is quite easy. From US-301 turn right (south) on Rolling Bridge Rd, left (east) on Back Starr Rd., and right (east) on Little Eagle Rd. The confluence is an easy walk across an open field for a couple hundred yards south of the road. Photo 5 shows all zeros with an (Garmin) EPE of 4 meters in the open field. As is evident from photos 1 through 4, the views are pretty much the same whichever direction you choose to look. Perhaps later in the year there might be some crop growing in the field, but for now it was just grass and weeds. I could hear the distant groan of a tractor a mile or so southeast of the confluence. It’s actually difficult to make such an unremarkable spot sound interesting. I will say that it was a very peaceful and quiet setting on a sunny and cheerful day…particularly after running up and down the I-95 corridor between Washington and Philadelphia a couple of times.

 All pictures
#1: View to the south.
#2: View to the east.
#3: View to the west.
#4: View to the north
#5: All zeros.
ALL: All pictures on one page
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.