The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon.Until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America.His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record.After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas.Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west.
Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters.
The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today.
The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County.
Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks.