Historic Markers Across Georgia

Geographic Center of Georgia

Marker ID: GHM 143-11
Location: Church in Marion on Jeffersonville-Bullard Rd .5 mi E of I16
County: Twiggs
Coordinates: N 32° 39.726    W 083° 26.246
  32.66209265    -83.43743742
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2CRJ
Geographic Center of Georgia Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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., longtitude 83´ 25´ 54" W.


Geographic Center of Georgia
Photo by David Seibert