Geographic Center of the United States - Lebanon, Kansas
The Geographic Center of the United States (contiguous
48 states) is located about two miles northwest of Lebanon, Kansas.
Take US Highway 281 north 1 mile, and turn west one mile on K-191 to the
marker which was erected at the end of the paved road. The actual center
of the contiguous states is about a half mile away in the center of a field
which was once a hog farm.
There really isn't very much to see or do at the Geographical
Center of the United States, but if you are passing through the area on
US highways 36 or 281, it is worth driving the short distance from Lebanon.
Sign the guest register and read some of the notes from previous visitors.
If you think to plan ahead, bring along some toys or other small gifts
to leave for the people who follow you.
The Geographic Center of the United States
Latitude 39 degrees 50 minutes Longitude 98
degrees 35 minute
NE 1/4 - SE 1/4 0 S32 0 T2S - R11W
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.
(The sketch on the plaque shows the calculation used to locate the
This U.S. Geographic Center Chapel was destroyed by a speeding vehicle
missed the turn at the T intersection at the end of K-191 Highway on
June 1, 2008.
It was replaced by the new chapel shown below.
The new U. S. Center Chapel
Interior of the U. S. Center Chapel
Approaching the Geographical Center of the United States in March 2008
Kansas Historical Marker on US Highway 36 near Lebanon, Kansas
During the 4th Quarter of Super Bowl LV, Bruce Springsteen and the
Geographic Center of the United States
was featured in one of the most popular commercials.
Geographic Center of the United States Map
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