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Old 03-06-2009, 06:26 PM   #168
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US Population Center - Upshur Co

As the westward expansion moved the population center in the same direction, it passed through WV on 4 consecutive censuses (census, censi? - whatever). This was the spot in 1840.




Historical Marker located on Rt 33 just east of the Lewis Co/ Upshur Co line (about 1 mile west of the Lorentz marker in the previous post.) Located on the westbound lanes.




View west on Rt 33.

The Center of Population has moved westward at about 100 miles per year, and now resides in Phelps Co, Missouri. To see the different population centers throughout the past 200 years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_ce...tes_population
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