The Geographic Center

The Geographic Center (HM1D55)

Location: Lebanon, KS 66952 Smith County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.071', W 98° 34.053'

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In a park three miles north and one mile west is the exact geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. The location has been officially established by the U.S. Geological Survey. It is the point where a plane map of the 48 states would balance if it were of uniform thickness. Transcontinental highway miles are:

(Map of 48 Contiguous United States with transcontinental highway mileage from the geographic center)
HM NumberHM1D55
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
Marker Number37
Placed ByKansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 537029 N 4403930
Decimal Degrees39.78451667, -98.56755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.071', W 98° 34.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 4.26" N, 98° 34' 3.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Unnamed Road, Lebanon KS 66952, US
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