Where is the geographic centre of the US?

Well, where is it?

A town/city and state would be great. If there’s no town right there, something nearby would be swell.



Pre 1959 it is:

[Geographic Center Before 1959](file:///G:/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/FODP7HO5/285,19,Geographic Center of US (before 1959))

After 1959:

[After 1959](file:///G:/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/FODP7HO5/286,20,Geographic Center of US (since 1959))

The center of all 50 states (as opposed to only the contiguous 48) is: 44°58’ North, 103°46’ West - West of Castle Rock, Butte County, South Dakota.

Here it is, for the geographic center of ALL 50 states.

Those links go to your computer, not to accessible urls…

:smack: OOPS - I should have looked at the actual URL :smack:

:dubious: I was sorta kinda first though! :dubious:

So there you have it, folks. The center of the United States is Waterman’s computer. Specifically, the G drive. Apparently he lives in North Dakota.

Just for completeness, here’s a link to the same site Antigen pointed us to, but for the lower 48 states. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you: The center!

Apparently the center was discovered via the time honored tradition of cutting out a map of the United States from cardboard and balancing it on a pencil. I have no information as to whether this was done as part of a science fair project; my magic 8-ball told me to ask again later, so I’ll get back to you.