Some might say Rugby is in the middle of nowhere, but that’s simply not true, and the town of Rugby doesn’t even have anything to do with the sport of rugby. The quaint little town of Rugby is actually designated as the geographic center of North America.
Rugby was founded in 1886 at a junction on the Great Northern Railway. The name Rugby Junction was initially chosen as the name to help attract English settlers. When the small community finally turned into a city, the name Junction was dropped from the name. Today, approximately 2,909 people call Rugby home. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 mi². Residents take pride in the community’s low crime rates, friendly attitudes, high-quality education and the spectacular view of the northern lights. Tourists and newcomers are welcomed with open arms and invited to visit the local attractions and attend the many daily activities. Rugby is positioned 48.36 degrees north of the equator and 99.99 degrees west of the prime meridian. Located at the junction of US Highway 2 and State Highway 3, Rugby serves as a major transportation hub in the region. These transportation arteries provide easy access into and out of the area.
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