the 45th Parallel

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Boulder

On the western edge of Minneapolis, the 45th Parallel enters the city near the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Wirth Parkway. In the middle of a small triangle of grassy park land lies this rough boulder.

Minneapolis Sign

LATITUDE 45° 00' 00" NORTH

LONGITUDE 93° 19' 10" WEST

This boulder is located on the forty-fifth parallel of latitude which is midway between the Equator and the North Pole.

Elevation 888 feet above mean sea level.

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