Belle Fourche in Butte County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Welcome to Belle Fourche
The Geo Center of the U.S.
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.
Erected by South Dakota State Historical Society, South Dakota Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Natural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 44° 40.44′ N, 103° 51.186′ W. Marker is in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, in Butte County. Marker is on 5th Ave (U.S. 85) near Edmunds Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche SD 57717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 milesLasting Legacy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Minnesela, So. Dak. (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Before this marker was erected, a wooden sign commemorated the Geographic Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 7,286 times since then and 184 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Michael J. Varanelli of Chantilly, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Michael J. Varanelli of Chantilly, Virginia. 7. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.