Geographic centers of the United States

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This is a list of geographic centers of each U.S. state. Note that the geographical center of the entire U.S. is northeast of Belle Fourche in Butte County, South Dakota 44°58′N 103°46′W / 44.967°N 103.767°W / 44.967; -103.767, while that of the contiguous 48 is near Lebanon in Smith County, Kansas 39°50′N 98°35′W / 39.833°N 98.583°W / 39.833; -98.583 (Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States). The geographic center of North America lies near Rugby, North Dakota 48°22′2″N 99°59′46″W / 48.36722°N 99.99611°W / 48.36722; -99.99611, though this designation has no official status.

Centers of the states[edit]

Geographic centers of the states of the United States
State in County Location Coordinates
Alabama Chilton County 12 mi (19 km) south-west of Clanton 32°50′5″N 86°38′0″W / 32.83472°N 86.63333°W / 32.83472; -86.63333 (Center of Alabama)
Alaska Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
(Unorganized Borough)
60 mi (97 km) northwest of Mount McKinley 64°43′54″N 152°28′12″W / 64.73167°N 152.47000°W / 64.73167; -152.47000 (Center of Alaska)
Arizona Yavapai County 55 mi (89 km) east-southeast of Prescott
Arkansas Pulaski County 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Little Rock
California Madera County 38 mi (61 km) east of Madera, near North Fork, northwest of Fresno 37°9′58″N 119°26′58″W / 37.16611°N 119.44944°W / 37.16611; -119.44944 (Center of California)
Colorado Park County 40 mi (64 km) west of Colorado Springs, southwest of Castle Rock 39°00′00″N 105°32′50″W / 39.00000°N 105.54722°W / 39.00000; -105.54722 (State of Colorado)
Connecticut Hartford County in East Berlin
Delaware Kent County 11 mi (18 km) southwest of Dover 38°58′48″N 75°30′42″W / 38.98000°N 75.51167°W / 38.98000; -75.51167 (approximate center of Delaware)
District of Columbia Near 4th and L Streets, Northwest 38°54′15″N 77°00′58″W / 38.90417°N 77.01611°W / 38.90417; -77.01611 (approximate center of District of Columbia)
Florida Hernando County 12 mi (19 km) north-northwest of Brooksville 28°40′53″N 82°27′36″W / 28.68139°N 82.46000°W / 28.68139; -82.46000 (approximate center of Florida)
Georgia Twiggs County 18 mi (29 km) southeast of Macon 32°39′43.6″N 83°26′17.9″W / 32.662111°N 83.438306°W / 32.662111; -83.438306 (approximate center of Georgia)
Hawaii Maui County off-shore southwest of Molokai and west of Lanai
Idaho Custer County on the Yankee Fork River, southwest of Challis
Illinois Sangamon County 1.5 mi (2.4 km) southeast of Rochester 39°44′21.5″N 89°30′13.1″W / 39.739306°N 89.503639°W / 39.739306; -89.503639 (approximate center of Illinois)
Indiana Hendricks County 2 mi (3.2 km) west of Avon 39°45′57.7″N 86°26′28.6″W / 39.766028°N 86.441278°W / 39.766028; -86.441278 (approximate center of Indiana)
Iowa Story County 5 mi (8.0 km) northeast of Ames
Kansas Barton County 15 mi (24 km) northeast of Great Bend
Kentucky Marion County 3 mi (4.8 km) north-northwest of Lebanon
Louisiana Avoyelles Parish 3 mi (4.8 km) southeast of Marksville
Maine Piscataquis County 18 mi (29 km) north of Dover-Foxcroft
Maryland Prince George's County 4.5 mi (7.2 km) northwest of Davidsonville
Massachusetts Worcester County 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Worcester, in Rutland 42°22′37.62″N 71°55′30.93″W / 42.3771167°N 71.9252583°W / 42.3771167; -71.9252583 (Center of Massachusetts)
Michigan Wexford County 5 mi (8.0 km) north-northwest of Cadillac
Minnesota Crow Wing County 10 mi (16 km) southwest of Brainerd
Mississippi Leake County 9 mi (14 km) west-northwest of Carthage
Missouri Miller County 20 mi (32 km) southwest of Jefferson City
Montana Fergus County 11 mi (18 km) west of Lewistown
Nebraska Custer County 10 mi (16 km) northwest of Broken Bow
Nevada Lander County 26 mi (42 km) southeast of Austin
New Hampshire Belknap County 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Ashland
New Jersey Ocean County 5 mi (8.0 km) southeast of Trenton 40°08′23.1″N 74°22′34.5″W / 40.139750°N 74.376250°W / 40.139750; -74.376250 (Center of New Jersey)
New Mexico Torrance County 12 mi (19 km) south-southwest of Willard
New York Madison County 26 mi (42 km) southwest of Utica
North Carolina Chatham County 10 mi (16 km) northwest of Sanford
North Dakota Sheridan County 5 mi (8.0 km) southwest of McClusky
Ohio Delaware County 25 mi (40 km) north-northeast of Columbus
Oklahoma Oklahoma County 8 mi (13 km) north of Oklahoma City
Oregon Crook County 25 mi (40 km) south-southeast of Prineville
Pennsylvania Centre County 2.5 mi (4.0 km) southwest of Bellefonte, in State College
Rhode Island Kent County 1-mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Crompton 41°40′18″N 71°34′36″W / 41.67167°N 71.57667°W / 41.67167; -71.57667 (Center of Rhode Island)
South Carolina Richland County 13 mi (21 km) southeast of Columbia
South Dakota Hughes County 8 mi (13 km) northeast of Pierre
Tennessee Rutherford County 5 mi (8.0 km) northeast of Murfreesboro
Texas McCulloch County 15 mi (24 km) northeast of Brady 31°23′29.52″N 99°10′14.34″W / 31.3915333°N 99.1706500°W / 31.3915333; -99.1706500 (Center of Texas)
Utah Sanpete County 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Manti
Vermont Washington County 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Roxbury
Virginia Buckingham County 5 mi (8.0 km) southwest of Buckingham
Washington Chelan County 10 mi (16 km) west-southwest of Wenatchee
West Virginia Braxton County 4 mi (6.4 km) east of Sutton
Wisconsin Wood County 9 mi (14 km) southeast of Marshfield 44°26′16.00″N 90°07′48.67″W / 44.4377778°N 90.1301861°W / 44.4377778; -90.1301861 (Center of Wisconsin)
Wyoming Fremont County 58 mi (93 km) east-northeast of Lander

Google Maps default center[edit]

Coffeyville, Kansas, specifically a spot just north of Coffeyville Country Club, is the default center starting point of Google Maps, being the accidental center point of the default starting map being displayed, which shows the 48 contiguous United States.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cadenhead, Rogers (2006-02-22). "All Google's Roads Lead to Kansas". Wired. Retrieved 2009-09-03.