Center of Population, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marwood5
N 41° 14.631 W 088° 25.377
16T E 380768 N 4566804
Quick Description: The mean center, or centroid, is the point on which a rigid, weightless map would balance perfectly, if the population members are represented as points of equal mass.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2010 8:05:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9DWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 6

Long Description:
After the 2000 census, the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS), the Census Bureau, and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) sponsored a project to monument each state's center of population. To date, 21 of these state monuments have been accepted into the NGS National Spatial Reference System database. Information on the locations of 18 additional state monuments has been obtained from various sources.
This station was dedicated July 10, 2004 but has not yet been accepted into the NGS database. It is located at the edge of Centennial Park in Mazon, Illinois.

Geocache GC1Z7TN is located within 10 feet of this marker and makes for an easy twofer for your visit. Also, there are additional images of the marker available in the cache gallery. I used those pics in order to be able to dig up the disk as it sits in the middle of a limestone path at the edge of the park.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: blank

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

County: Grundy

Special Category (if other): Center of Population

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from an online local database were used

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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