Welcome to Belle Fourche ~ The Geological Center of the US
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 40.450 W 103° 51.185
13T E 590905 N 4947395
Quick Description: In 1959 following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the US Coast and Geodetic survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Forche, SD as the Geographic Center of the Nation.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2007 2:23:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 118

Long Description:
Entry of Alaska and Hawaii as states moved the site from its old position in Smith Center Kansas to Butte County SD.
The US Coast and Geodetic survey announced that the location of the new center is at Latitude 44 degrees, 58 minutes North and Longitude 103 degrees 46 minutes West.
Marker Name: elcome to Belle Fourche ~ The Geological Center of the US

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Welcome to Belle Fourche, the geo center of the US. In 1959 following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the US Coast and Geodetic survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the geographic center o


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