The Geographic Center of the United States

 

Lebanon Kansas

The Geographic Center of the United States is marked by a pylon and flag, erected by the Army Corps of Engineers. Not to be confused with the Geodetic Center (marker in Osbourne , Kansas, actual center at Meadeís Ranch), the Geographic Center takes into account the contiguous 48 states and is determined based of area. The site has an old abandoned motel, too, sometimes used as a hunterís lodge, but also featured in Neil Gamonís book ďAmerican GodsĒ, a fiction novel that features roadside attractions as power centers.

Geographic Center of the United States Plaque:
"The Geographic Center of the United States: Lat. 39 deg. 50' Long. 98 deg. 35' NE 1/4 - se 1/4 - S32 - T2S - R11W

Located by L.T. Hacadorn of Paulette & Wilson - Engineers and L.A. Beardslee - County Engineer. From data furnished by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Sponsored by Lebanon Hub Club Lebanon Kansas April 25, 1940.

 

Geographic Center of the United States Stats:

It's in the middle, but not quite smack dab.

North-er than the geodetic center.

 

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