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Near Poniatowski in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Geological Marker

 
 
Geological Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 12, 2007
1. Geological Marker
Inscription.  
This spot in Section 14, in the Town of Rietbrock, Marathon County is the exact center of the northern half of the Western Hemisphere. It is here that the 90th meridian of longitude bisects the 45th parallel of latitude, meaning it is exactly halfway between the North Pole and the Equator, and is a quarter of the way around the earth from Greenwich, England.

Marathon County Park Commission

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This monument is only a representation of the
intersection of the 90th Meridian & the 45th Parallel.
The true location is N 75°06'38" E, 1,066.18'
from the center of the monument.

 
Erected by Marathon County Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 45° 0′ N, 90° 0′ W. Marker is near Poniatowski, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker is on Meridian Road, 0.3 miles north of County Road U, on the right when traveling north. Marker is about a 20 minute drive west of
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Wausau, Wisconsin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens WI 54411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baesemann Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Geological Marker. This is the exact point half-way between the Equator and the North Pole, and half-way between Greenwich Meridian and the International Date Line.
 
Additional keywords. northwest hemisphere geographical marker
 
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
2. Geological Marker Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
3. Geological Marker Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
4. Geological Marker Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
5. Geological Marker Marker
45.00° N 90.00° W Survey Marker Disk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 12, 2007
6. 45.00° N 90.00° W Survey Marker Disk
Geological Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 12, 2007
7. Geological Marker
Meridian Road and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 12, 2007
8. Meridian Road and Marker
BannerB Pointing Out the New Geological Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 4, 2013
9. BannerB Pointing Out the New Geological Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 4, 2013
10. Geological Marker Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
11. Geological Marker Marker
Geological Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Yochem
12. Geological Marker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 5,482 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by Donald Yochem of West Bend, Wisconsin. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on January 17, 2019, by Donald Yochem of West Bend, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Donald Yochem of West Bend, Wisconsin.   6, 7, 8. submitted on September 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   9, 10. submitted on October 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   11, 12. submitted on January 17, 2019, by Donald Yochem of West Bend, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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