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Savage in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Survey Point

 
 
This Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 12, 2013
1. This Survey Point Marker
Inscription. This survey point, set September 2001, marks the symbolic center of population for the State of Maryland. This point is where an imaginary, flat, Weightless, and rigid map of the state of Maryland would balance perfectly if all its 5, 296,486 residents (based on census 2000) were of identical weight

For survey information, go to the National Geodetic Survey Web Site at www.ngs.noaa.gov
 
Location. 39° 8.355′ N, 76° 49.705′ W. Marker is in Savage, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Fair Street. Touch for map. The marker is in Savage Park at the north end of Fair Street in Savage Maryland. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8401 Fair St, Savage MD 20763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Savage Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Savage Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Harry R. Hughes (approx. one mile away); The Granite Quarries (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Patuxent Branch of the B&O Railroad (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Pratt Through-Truss Bridge (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savage.
 
Also see . . .
This Survey Point Marker and Survey Disc image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 12, 2013
2. This Survey Point Marker and Survey Disc
 NOAA -- National Geodetic Survey. (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Geographic Marker
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Survey Disc image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 12, 2013
3. Survey Disc
Maryland Center of Population, Census 2000
Location of Survey Disc as found image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 12, 2013
4. Location of Survey Disc as found
The disc was overgrown with grass before is was dug out.
Savage Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 12, 2013
5. Savage Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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