THE AMERICAN MERIDIAN

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This line in the Watergate area of Washington, DC, was used by USA mapmakers to divide the world into eastern and western hemispheres between 1848-1884.

Thereafter, the USA accepted the meridian at Greenwich Observatory in the UK as the divider of latitude & longitude.


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4 Responses to THE AMERICAN MERIDIAN

  1. Bob K says:

    Or rather “lomgitude”?

  2. Joshua D says:

    Check out more about the American Meridian on the blog Twelve Mile Circle:
    http://www.howderfamily.com/blog/american-meridian/

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