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Near Lebanon in Smith County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Geographic Center

 
 
The Geographic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 27, 2011
1. The Geographic Center Marker
Inscription.
In a park three miles north and one mile west is the exact geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. The location has been officially established by the U.S. Geological Survey. It is the point where a plane map of the 48 states would balance if it were of uniform thickness. Trancontinental highway mileages are:
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.087′ N, 98° 32.795′ W. Marker is near Lebanon, Kansas, in Smith County. Marker is on U.S. 36, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the access road, near the entrance to Sweet Home Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon KS 66952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Geographic Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Geographic Center of the United States (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
The Geographic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 27, 2011
2. The Geographic Center Marker
Looking NW, with Sweet Home Cemetery in background.

1. Geographic Center of the U.S. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Geographic Center of the U.S. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Geographic Center of the U.S. (Submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Geographic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
3. The Geographic Center Marker
View east on US-36.
Map on The Geographic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 27, 2011
4. Map on The Geographic Center Marker
Kansas on The Geographic Center Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 27, 2011
5. Kansas on The Geographic Center Marker Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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