Kansas & Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

The geographic center of the contiguous United States is the center of 48 U.S. states. It has been regarded as such by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey (NGS) since the 1912 additions of New Mexico and Arizona to the United States.

Its position as located in a 1918 survey is located at 39°50′N 98°35′W, about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) northwest of the center of Lebanon, Kansas, approximately 12 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border.[1]

While any measurement of the exact center of a land mass will always be imprecise due to changing shorelines and other factors, the NGS coordinates are recognized in a historical marker in a small park at the intersection of AA Road and K-191. It is accessible by a turn-off from U.S. Route 281.

It is distinct from the geographic center of the United States, which reflects the 1959 additions of the states of Alaska and Hawaii, which is located at a point northeast of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_center_of_the_contiguous_United_States

Dorothy statue at Dorothy’s House/Land of Oz in Liberty, Kansas

Marker on Highway 36 near Lebanon, Kansas

The "Official” Marker just northwest of Lebanon, Kansas

Close up of the "Official” Marker just northwest of Lebanon, Kansas

39°50′N     98°35′W - The Geographic Center of the 48 Contiguous States

Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas is the 5th largest in the United States

Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas

Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas

Some of the 100 plus aircraft at the Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas


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Some of the 100 plus aircraft at the Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas

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Some of the 100 plus aircraft at the Mid America Air Museum in Liberty, Kansas


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