Kansas Historical Quarterly - Geographic Center of the United States
From Kansas Historical Markers, by Kirke Mechem,
in the November 1941 Kansas Historical Quarterly
Text of the Geographic Center
of the U. S. marker, Lebanon
"You are now in the exact center of the United States. On a farm three miles north is the official location established by the U. S. Geological Survey. It is the point where a plane map of the nation would balance if it were of uniform thickness. Transcontinental mileages are:"
[The marker displays an outline of the United States annotated with places and their distances from the geographic of the U. S. This list is provided for ease of reference.]
KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION"