This may not be the center of the world, but we are at the geographic center of the contiguous 48 states of the United States. That means Hawaii and Alaska are not considered when determining this center point.
Remember, Hawaii is thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean. And Alaska is north of Canada. This flagpole displays the flags of the United States of America and the State of Kansas.
This geographic center is near Lebanon, Kansas, 12 miles south of the state border of Kansas and Nebraska. There is a small chapel here.
We went inside and this is the view from the door looking toward the altar.
A really is a small chapel. Looking from the front toward the door.
This chapel has 8 pews, so no big crowds, please. Here you can see the whole area.
The chapel, a covered picnic area and the flag pole. We enjoyed this peaceful setting. We just didn’t bring a picnic. Maybe next time?
What a sweet little chapel! Next time we’re driving through Kansas, we will make it a point to stop.
It is a pretty stop. Hope you stop there. We enjoyed it.
It’s interesting to see geographical points like this. I wonder how Hawaiians and Alaskans feel about being left out?
Unfortunately, I believe they are rather used to it. I often think they don’t always want to be too attached to us. Many enjoyed their territorial status.