Great Divide

Great Divide (HMVS8)

Location: Glidden, WI 54527 Ashland County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 11.17', W 90° 37.52'

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You are now on the great divide which seperates the two principal drainage areas of Wisconsin. Water falling to the north of this point finds its way into Lake Superior, then down through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River 2,000 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Water which falls to the south of here runs down the Chippewa River into the "Father of Waters," and after 1600 miles reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation here is approximately 950 feet above Lake Superior and 1550 feet above sea level.

Erected 1956
HM NumberHMVS8
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number54
Year Placed1956
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 683256 N 5117473
Decimal Degrees46.18616667, -90.62533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 11.17', W 90° 37.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 11' 10.20" N, 90° 37' 31.20" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225-229 Unnamed Road, Glidden WI 54527, US
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