cache type Quadrivia cache size

by oreophile
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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 39° 07.639'   W 084° 30.670'
Cincinnati,   Ohio   45219
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 31 Oct 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00D60
Cache type:  Unknown
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available No pets are allowed. Parking is a challenge. No fees!

This cache is archived on as GHC59C because they no longer allow locationless caches. Thankfully, navicache does.

Maps are queued for generation.

This is a locationless cache


Latin: where four ways meet. Locate a simple cross road which is associated with four different street names. The simplest, a quadrivia of the first kind, occurs when each street changes its name at the intersection. In Cincinnati Ohio, a quadrivia is formed by the intersections of Jefferson Street, William Howard Taft Road, Vine Street, and Calhoun Street, found at N 39 07.679, W 084 30.670. The coordinates are in the center of the intersection, calculated by averaging the coordinates of two diagonal corners. This is a busy place.

A quadrivia of the second kind involves a street split down the middle which has two names, and the cross streets changing names as well. This curious situation exists locally because Cincinnati and Norwood could not agree on a boundary street name. Cincinnati calls its half Rhode Island Avenue and Norwood calls its Section Road. At two intersections a quadrivia of the second kind occurs: Wayne in Norwood becomes Berkeley (N 39 10.319 W 084 27.560) and Worth in Norwood becomes Northcut in Cincinnati (N 39 10.435 W 084 27.552). Since it's theoretically possible that both the cross streets could have split names, such an intersection would also count. Cincinnati offers none.

Your task - find quadrivia. The roads must cross with at most a small jog, and be at the same elevation. Five or more street intersections do not count.

To document your find of quadrivia, a picture of the four different street names are required, but your GPS receiver need not be shown.