Kansas is the geographic heart of America. If you try and find the centerpoint of the United States, it’s actually a point in the state of Kansas, and there’s even a cottage tourist industry surrounding the spot, even though the spot itself is not a physical attraction like Four Corners is at the intersection of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah.
The geographic centricity of Kansas does matter to some though, as the NCAA organization of college athletics deliberately maintains its headquarters in Kansas to be seen as being centered within America. Also, in some of its tournaments, if two teams of equal seeding meet for a game, the team whose campus is closer in mileage to the center of the nation in Kansas is the one that gets to wear its home whites.
The central-nature of the state ...Read More