• Get Smith Center
Learn more about us:
bttm featured events
No Featured Events to Display
bttm featured explorers
bttmvisitors comments
Recently enjoyed an overnight stay at the Ingleboro Mansion B&B. Maybe it would fit under "a...
Kathy Kajinami
McPherson, KS
Smith Center Explorations
Learn more about Smith Center by following the links below:

Geographic Center of the 48 Contiguous States

Lebanon , KS 66952

Latitude: 39
Longitude: 98


About this Exploration:

Center of the 48 States
In 1898 a government geodetic survey determined that the geographical center of the 48 continental states was located at 39 degrees latitude and 98 degrees longitude.  This spot was located one mile north of Lebanon, Kansas on US Hwy 281 and one mile west on Hwy 191. Over the years Lebanon Kansas has been referred to as "the Center of the Country", The Hub of the Nation", "The Crossroads of North America", "Dead Center, USA".  This stone monument was built at the designated exact geographic center of the nation.  It was officially dedicated on June 29, 1941
Quiet moments of worship can be spent in the miniature chapel on the grounds.  Occasionally those born and raised in the area return to this site for their wedding.

contact info
City of Smith Center
119 West Court
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: (785) 282-3249
Fax: (785) 282-6703
Smith Center Economic Development
219 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785.282.6517
Fax: 785.686.4116
Smith Center Chamber of Commerce
219 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785.282.3895
Fax: 785.686.4116
Kansas Sampler Foundation   Kansas Department of Commerce - Travel Kansas   Get Rural Kansas