Great Eastern Divide

Great Eastern Divide (HM16HU)

Location: Gap Mills, WV 24941 Monroe County
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N 37° 33.741', W 80° 24.487'

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At this point atop the Alleghenies is the geographical feature known as the Great Eastern Divide, a natural barrier from which water flows to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Jackson and James rivers and to the Gulf of Mexico via the Greebrier, New, Kanawha, Ohio and Mississippi rivers. As part of the Proclamation Line of 1763, it temporarily served to stop further western colonial expansion.
HM NumberHM16HU
Year Placed1982
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552273 N 4157423
Decimal Degrees37.56235000, -80.40811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.741', W 80° 24.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 44.46" N, 80° 24' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8869 Sweet Springs Valley Rd, Gap Mills WV 24941, US
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