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Tesla in Braxton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Geographic Center

 
 
Geographic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 14, 2021
1. Geographic Center Marker
Inscription.  The geographic center of the irregular-shaped state of West Virginia is near this point, according to accepted methods of locating centers of geographic areas. It was also West Virginia's center of population in 1860.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 38° 37.263′ N, 80° 41.992′ W. Marker is in Tesla, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Turnpike Road (Local Route 19/40) and Centralia Road (Local Route 17), on the right when traveling north on Old Turnpike Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutton WV 26601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War and Suttonville (approx. 3 miles away); How Did Braxton County Get Its Name? (approx. 3 miles away); The Burning of Suttonville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Burning of Sutton (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nicholas County / Braxton County
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 14, 2021
2. Geographic Center Marker
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); America's Guard of Honor (approx. 10.8 miles away); Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge (approx. 11.1 miles away); Young's Monument (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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