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Felton in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Geographic Center of Delaware

 
 
Geographic Center of Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Geographic Center of Delaware Marker
Inscription.  
In the vicinity of this marker, a Flat Outline Map of the State
would be exactly balanced.


In 1989, a curious seventh grader from the Caesar Rodney School District asked where the center of Delaware was located. With the help of his teacher and the Kent County Department of Planning, it was determined that the geographic center of the state was located approximately eleven miles south of Dover in the field just south of this marker, on the Killen Farm.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-57.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 39° 0.353′ N, 75° 32.676′ W. Marker is in Felton, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Midstate Road (Delaware Route 12). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Felton DE 19943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. one mile away); Rescue House of Prayer (approx. 1.6 miles away); Town of Felton
Geographic Center of Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Geographic Center of Delaware Marker
Dwelling located nearest the marker.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Felton Railroad Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Honor and Remember (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 2.3 miles away); Laws Chapel (approx. 3 miles away); Immigrant Jewish Farms (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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