Near Rochelle in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Geographic Center of Texas
Enclosed within the 4,137-mile perimeter of the state are 267,339 square miles or 7.4 per center of the nation’s total area. Fifteen of the 50 states could be readily accommodated within Texas’ borders -- with more than 1,000 square miles left over. Brewster, in southwest Texas, is the largest of the state’s 254 counties with 6,208 square miles, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. Smallest county is Rockwall in northeast Texas with 147 square miles.
Texas elevations rise from sea level along the 624-mile coast of the Gulf of Mexico to 8,751 feet atop Guadalupe Peak in the Guadalupe Mountains. Altitude at this point is 1,545 feet. Terrain varies from the subtropic Rio Grande Valley to the trackless Great Plains,
Erected 1963 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 2146.)
Location. 31° 23.487′ N, 99° 10.235′ W. Marker is near Rochelle, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is on U.S. 377 0.4 miles north of County Road 454, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochelle TX 76872, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rochelle Depot (approx. 11.6 miles away); Rochelle Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away); Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Williams (approx. 14 miles away); Town of Trickham (approx. 14 miles away); Unknown Pioneers (approx. 14.1 miles away); Trickham, Texas (approx. 14.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.