Welcome to Belle Fourche

Welcome to Belle Fourche (HM2OH)

Location: Belle Fourche, SD 57717 Butte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 40.44', W 103° 51.186'

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The Geo Center of the U.S.

In 1959 following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the Geographic Center of the Nation.

Entry of Alaska and Hawaii as states moved the site from its old position in Smith Center Kansas to Butte County, South Dakota.

The U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey announced that the location of the new center is at Latitude 44 degrees, 58 minutes North, and Longitude 103 degrees, 46 minutes West.
HM NumberHM2OH
Placed BySouth Dakota State Historical Society, South Dakota Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 590904 N 4947376
Decimal Degrees44.67400000, -103.85310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 40.44', W 103° 51.186'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 40' 26.40" N, 103° 51' 11.16" W
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Area Code(s)605, 307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 US-85, Belle Fourche SD 57717, US
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