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Florida's 2000 Center of Population is not geographically correct. The stone tablet says the actual center is 10.6 miles away east of Lake Buffum but that point is not easily accessible so it was placed in downtown Fort Meade. Now, to figure out how to post a photo. Skyboy01

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Who knows if Arkansas's ever got established.

 

apparently that list doesn't, but I did find a contact name...may have to make a call on Monday.

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Mornin' all,

 

Anyone out there know if Wyoming has set their's yet?

 

Cheers,

JCS

In Dec. 2005, I contacted Richard Muscio, President of the PLSW, and he stated that to his knowledge, no center of population monument had been set in Wyoming.

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The California COP disk is located along Intersate 5 at the southbound Buttonwillow rest stop in Kern county. The disk, estimated to be about eight inches in diameter, is located within a traffic island and sits about six inches above the asphalt pavement. The coordinates for the disk are: N 35º 25.033 W 119º 25.279. I am uncertain of how to include a photograph.

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Who knows if Arkansas's ever got established.

 

apparently that list doesn't, but I did find a contact name...may have to make a call on Monday.

 

I sent an email, and have gotten no response at all.

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I was born and raised in Palmer, AK. I'm surprised that it is home to the center of population. It almost makes it sound like people live there!

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Here's the COP for Nevada. PID # DG4047 (2003)

 

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Forgot to mention, the Nevada COP is at the High School in Beatty.

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And here is the 2000 Census State Center of Population monument for New Hampshire. It is located east of Route 3 in the front lawn at the Pembroke Town Library in Pembroke, NH. The disk sits in the top of a 1x1 foot granite stone. Coordinates are N 43° 09.011 W 071° 27.633. Until now it has no PID.

 

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I waymarked it, its waymark ID is WM8R63.

 

King Hubi

 

Edit to edit: Photo resizing

Edited by king.hubi

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When this year's census has been completed, we will then have 50 new COP marks to search for(after they are set). Does anyone know how many years ago they started setting these marks? I noticed a couple in this thread which used the 1990 census.

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When this year's census has been completed, we will then have 50 new COP marks to search for(after they are set). Does anyone know how many years ago they started setting these marks? I noticed a couple in this thread which used the 1990 census.

 

That would be nice, but given the current economic conditions I would be surprised if any new plaques get created.

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Arkansas' Center of Population monument has been set. It can be found at 35° 04.620' 094° 32.643'. I've posted the details and photos to Waymarking and am waiting for it to publish there.

 

http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMB5Z1_Arkansas_2000_Census_Center_of_Population_Marker

 

I've been hoping that someone would track that one down. When I was researching COP markers for the benchmarking web site, and found that one might be in a place called "Toad Suck Park", it was just too good. Now we all need the back story about the name "Toad Suck". Any information?

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The explanation on Wikipedia seems to be the most repeated version. But a while back I came across this link which offers some alternative theories.

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No definitive reason for the name, but the two linked stories are the most known.

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Sunday morning Okie'sKid and I rendezvoused in Cascade to finally go after Montana's 2000 COP (DH4417) at Camp Baker,

which is a long way from any kind of population except right now during the Smith River launch period.

 

Don't think that the 2010 census will require a new monument.

 

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CAMP BAKER

 

Managed to gather up a few 1934's along the way.

 

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RW0170

 

kayakbird

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OK, since ya have revived this topic, I got to looking at the one in Louisiana again. Another benchmarking buddy of mine, keeps talking that we need to run down there and post a recovery on it one weekend.

 

However, when I looked at the datasheet for it, there are photographs included. These may be from when it was monumented, but not sure. The concrete does still look fairly new in the photos.

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=DE5745

 

There are two pics, that don't seem to go with this disk at all though, and are showing up on the datasheet for it. One appears to be for a triangulation station reset named Garner (which I can't find in my active database of Louisiana benchmarks)....and the other seems to be some kind of cooperative disk between the power squadron and NOS.

 

Anyone have any ideas on why these would be showing up on the COP datasheet for Louisiana? :unsure:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/get_image.prl?PROCESSING=get_figure&IID=2630

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/get_image.prl?PROCESSING=get_figure&IID=2629

 

Oh Yeah, and here is a pic from the datasheet of ours. Photographer Unknown (right now)

 

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Edited by LSUFan

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However, when I looked at the datasheet for it, there are photographs included. These may be from when it was monumented, but not sure. The concrete does still look fairly new in the photos.

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=DE5745

 

There are two pics, that don't seem to go with this disk at all though, and are showing up on the datasheet for it. One appears to be for a triangulation station reset named Garner (which I can't find in my active database of Louisiana benchmarks)....

 

Anyone have any ideas on why these would be showing up on the COP datasheet for Louisiana? :unsure:

 

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/get_image.prl?PROCESSING=get_figure&IID=2630

Sorry LSUFan - a bit late on reading your post. However, that picture appears to belong to: EZ0760 in North Carolina.

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Sorry LSUFan - a bit late on reading your post. However, that picture appears to belong to: EZ0760 in North Carolina.

 

Thanks for finding out where Garner is. It's a good ways from Louisiana. :lol:

 

I am just guessing, that it is some kind of data entry error, for the reason those two disks are showing up in the photos for Louisiana's COP.

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