GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 1
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
N 39° 50.000 W 098° 35.000
14S E 535652 N 4409342
Quick Description: GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF THE NATION 1
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2006 2:50:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMVN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Four For All
Views: 88

Long Description:
THE GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 1ST OF (2 LOCATIONS)

LOCATED IN A PARK 3.0 MILES NORTH AND 1.0 MILE WEST
OF LEBANON KANSAS IS THE EXACT
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES.
THE LOCATION WAS OFFICIALY ESTABLISHED BY THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

US-36, SMITH COUNTY,KANSAS
0.3 MILE WEST OF K-181 JUNCTION AND 0.7 MILE EAST OF K-181 JUNCTION.
REFERNCE OBJECTS LISTED ON PLAQUE:
KG0640 MEADES RANCH
KG0663 LEBANON
KG0670 BROWN
I AM WORKING ON THE ADJUSTED AND ORIGINAL COORDINATES.
THE CHANGE AT BROWN STATION WAS 98.31 FEET WEST.
THE CHANGE AT LEBANON WAS 95.766 FEET WEST.
THE AZIMUTH FROM MEADES RANCH TO LEBANON CHANGED FROM 1.10728.... TO 1.08235...
WHICH WILL NOW PLACE YOU WITH GPS ABOUT 95 FEET WEST OF THIS MONUMENT.
SEE IF YOUR GPS AND CALCULATIONS AGREE.

Marker Name: GEOGRAPHIC CENTER

Marker Type: Rest Area

Marker text:
THE GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF THE UNITED STATES LAT. 39* 50' LONG. 98* 35' NE 1/4-SE 1/4-S 32-T 2S R 11W LOCATED BY L.T. HAGADORN OF PAULETTE & WILSON-ENGINEERS AND L.A. BEARDSLEE COUNTY ENGINEER FROM DATA FURNISHED BY U.S COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY SPONSORED BY LEBANON HUB CLUB LEBANON,KANSAS APRIL 25 1940


Marker Location: Smith

Year Marker Placed: 04/25/1940

Official Marker Number: 37

Name of agency setting marker: Kansas State Historical Society

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

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