St. Louis, Michigan: Geographical Center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula

Two monuments and a sign call attention to this important spot. For those in Michigan who want to be as far as possible from anywhere else.

Address:
127 E. Washington St., St. Louis, MI
Directions:
East edge of downtown, on the northeast corner of MI-46/E. Washington St. and Franklin St.
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Geographical Center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula

Sydney S. Hastings placed a big stone at the geographical center of Michigan's lower peninsula in 1876. The rock, and its bronze plaque, still stands there today in Clapp Park at the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets. There are a couple of other fun monuments in this park as well, like the Temperance Bench.

[Melanie Davis, 07/15/2022]

Clearly proud, St. Louis added a second, more photogenic Geographical Center monument a few feet away in 1962, and more recently added a sign next the street, again calling attention to its centeredness.


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