In the middle of Kansas, just north of where US-34 is about halfway
through its route across the state, there's a small park with a monument
indicating that the geographic center of the United States is very
Since I've ridden to all the four corners, the notion of being at the
center of the United States thrilled me. While the true center
is about four miles off the highway, I couldn't find itI rode around
for almost half an hour hoping to see it.
The sign says:
Kansas Historical Marker
The Geographic Center
"In a park three miles north and one mile west is
the exact geographic center of the 48 continuous states.
The location has been officially established by the
U.S. Geological Survey.
It is the point where a plane map of the 48 states would
balance if it were of uniform thickness. Transcontinental
highway mileages are:", and proceeds to list the milages
to various cities.
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