Arkansas 2000 Census Center of Population Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member secondgunman
N 35° 04.620 W 092° 32.643
15S E 541567 N 3881677
Quick Description: This marker represents the center of population of the state of Arkansas according to the 2000 Census.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 1:28:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMB5Z1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 16

Long Description:
The marker is a roughly 5-inch diameter metal disc set at the center of population of the state according to the 2000 census. It is labeled "Arkansas 2000 Census Population Center" and bears logos of the US Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors, and the National Geodetic Survey.

To reach the mark from Conway, travel west on Highway 60 to Toad Suck Park and the bridge across the Arkansas River. Once across the river, take the first road to your right at the gas station and turn right onto Park road to enter Toad Suck Park. Stay left at the first few places the road splits until you reach the parking lot at the edge of the river, just south of the bridge. The marker can be found in a large concrete pad in the shape of the state of Arkansas at the southeast corner of the parking lot. Two wooden benches, painted brown, are present to the northwest and southwest of the marker. These are plainly visible as you approach the area.

The marker is in a suitable location for satellite observations, and the large concrete "Arkansas" the marker is placed in can be seen in the arial view on Google maps.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: Arkansas 2000 Census Population Center

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Benchmark Agency (if other): US Army Corps of Engineers

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: Perry County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Gleason

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): 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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