This spoon is engraved with a picture of a stone marker which indicates that the population center of the USA on June 1, 1900
was on a small farm near Columbus, Indiana.

population center columbus

Engraved in this bowl
:"Center of Population U.S.A. June 11, 1900
On Henry Marre Farm near
Columbus, Indiana"

The mean centre of US population is “the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the US would balance perfectly

In 1900, the census indicated that the population of Columbus, Indiana was  8130 persons,
of whom 313 were foreign-born and 224 were of negro descent.

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