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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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. one mile away); Town of Felton (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barratt's Chapel (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Barratt's Chapel
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. 4.8 miles away); Clark's Corner (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 6 miles away); Warner Mifflin (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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