LSHS Landmarks Project Article: Population Marker
United States Center of Population Marker
Originally located within Lee Sherrard Park (locally known as the Linton Conservation Club), the U.S. Census Bureau has calculated the mean center of population, traditionally referred to as the “Center of Population”, every 10 years since 1790. More specifically, this is the point at which an imaginary, ﬂat, weightless, and rigid map of the United States would balance if weights of identical value were placed on it so that each weight represented the location of one person. Today the monument has been relocated to Humphreys Park in Linton to ensure its preservation.