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Geographic centers of the United States

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 , while that of the contiguous 48 is near Lebanon in Smith County, Kansas . The geographic center of North America lies near Rugby, North Dakota , though this designation has no official status.

Centers of the states and Washington, DC

Geographic centers of the states of the United States and Washington, DC.
State in County Location Coordinates
Alabama Chilton County 12 mi (19 km) south-west of Clanton
Alaska Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
(Unorganized Borough)
60 mi (97 km) northwest of Mount McKinley
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
Colorado Park County 40 mi (64 km) west of Colorado Springs, southwest of Castle Rock
Connecticut Hartford County in East Berlin
Delaware Kent County 11 mi (18 km) southwest of Dover
District of Columbia Near 4th and L Streets, Northwest
Florida Hernando County 12 mi (19 km) north-northwest of Brooksville
Georgia Twiggs County 18 mi (29 km) southeast of Macon
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
Indiana Hendricks County 2 mi (3.2 km) west of Avon
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 Davidsonville
Massachusetts Worcester County 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Worcester, in Rutland
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
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
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
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
Wyoming Fremont County 58 mi (93 km) east-northeast of Lander

Google Maps default center

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


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


  • U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Geographic Center of the United States". Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  • "States and Capitals". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  • "Geography of the 50 States". 29 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
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