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Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States

 
 
Chestertown, First Population Center of the United Stats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
1. Chestertown, First Population Center of the United Stats Marker
Inscription.
1790

Chestertown, First Population Center of United States.

"The point at which a United States map would balance if weights representing each resident were placed on it."

Courtesy Kent County Chamber of Commerce
 
Erected by Kent County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 12.617′ N, 76° 3.926′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on North Cross Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is by the easternmost door of the Chestertown town hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Cross Street, Chestertown MD 21620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Vickers (a few steps from this marker); American Victory (a few steps from this marker); William Beck Nicholson (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Tercentenary Celebration (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); On This Site Stood the Courthouse (about 400 feet away); In This Church (about 400 feet away); John Leeds Barroll (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Also see . . .
Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
2. Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States Marker

1. Mean Center of the United States Population. A Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. NASA Animation. from Internet Archive (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Chestertown Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
3. Chestertown Town Hall
Formerly the Firehouse
Plaque in the sidewalk in front of the town hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
4. Plaque in the sidewalk in front of the town hall
Site 5 Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated Built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) federal funding 1938
Chestertown Town Hall sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
5. Chestertown Town Hall sign
US Mean Center of Population image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. US Mean Center of Population
The Mean Center of Population has drifted westward from Chestertown, Maryland in 1790 to Plato, Missouri in 2010.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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