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Twiggs County Historical Markers

Geographic Center of Georgia


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Geographic Center of Georgia
  • Location: Church in Marion on Jeffersonville-Bullard Rd .5 mi E of I16

GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF GEORGIA

One and one tenth mile south-southeast from this marker is the geographic center of the state. The center is defined as the balance point of a plane or thin sheet of a uniform thickness in the shape of the area.

The central point is one-quarter mile south-southeast of the junction of Turvin and Savage Creeks in Twiggs County and about seventeen and one-half miles southeast of Macon. The Geologic Survey Branch of the Department of Natural Resources determined the central point to be at latitude 32° 38’ 46” N., longitude 83° 25’ 54” W.

143-11 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 1981