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Center of Albuquerque 1912

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Finding the exact center of a city -- an unevenly shaped blob -- is a headache for even the most highly trained map professional. But in late 2010 Cliff Wilkie, a geodetic surveyor, took on the challenge of finding the exact center of Albuquerque, his hometown.

His calculations -- as much an art as a science -- led him to determine that this spot was the exact center of the city in 1912, the year that New Mexico became a state. The city was satisfied with his work, and embedded an artistic metal disk on the spot in 2012, New Mexico's 100th birthday.

Center of Albuquerque 1912

4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Downtown. On the west side of 4th St. SW (the old Camino Real) midway between Central Ave. NW/Route 66 to the north and Gold Ave. SW to the south.
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