Center of the Nation Monument




The Geographic Center of the United States

On August 21, 2007, the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce and the Center of the Nation Planning Committee unveiled a new monument to designate and celebrate Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the Geographic Center of the United States.

The 21-foot diameter structure is made of etched South Dakota granite with a 12-inch bronze marker from the National Geodetic Survey. The Monument is located at the Belle Fourche Chamber and Visitor Information Center/Tri-State Museum buliding, 415 5th Avenue North. Additional phases to the project will occur in the near future. Plans include an avenue of flags, picnic area, educational kiosks and more.