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View Poll Results: Which city do you feel is the Crossroads of America?
Chicago, Illinois 23 33.33%
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas 10 14.49%
Kansas City, Missouri 16 23.19%
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 3 4.35%
St. Louis, Missouri 22 31.88%
Other (Please Explain) 7 10.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-20-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Salt Lake's nickname, from way back, is "Crossroads of the West". Probably has to do with it being the only place within 500 miles in any direction with at least 1 stop light.

I think of Memphis (FedEx), Louisville (UPS) and Chicago (size and location).
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I voted KC. Smacked right in the middle of the US.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I still say it's Dallas. It's more centrally located than Chicago (nearly equal distance to NY and LA), and I wouldn't say it's too far south, as it's closer to some Midwestern cities than it is other southern cities. I feel it represents all U.S. regions better than any other major city.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I agree with Chicago that is part of the reason the crime is so high Mexican cartels see as crossroads as well.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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Gary Indiana is the true crossroads, with all due respect to Indianapolis. Most freight lines, truck lines and busiest East-West interstate stretch in America. It's the southern edge of the Great Lakes, it's where loads of energy converge, as well as a gazillion trucks.
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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It certainly is for a wide swath of the nation, and the Airport stats and a quick glance at a map prove it.

It is much more of a crossroads of the nation than Seattle could ever dream to be, as a matter of fact. By a long shot.
Not one person has said anything about Seattle.
Did you suddenly get defensive because the person you were responding to is from Seattle?

And no, Atlanta is not the crossroads of America.
I would give the nod to St. Louis or KC.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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I was struggling to pick OKC or KC. I ultimately picked KC. Kansas City has more interstates that cross it, more accessibility via those interstates to surrounding cities, and is indeed the closest major city to the geographic center of the lower 48.
Omaha, actually, is closer to the geographic center.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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I've been thinking about this...so we have port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach , and port of Oakland as the main ports on west coast, South we have port of Houston and Savannah, East we have port of NY/NJ, Hampton Roads, Charleston and Miami. Now the which city is midway to all of this??? KC would good btw Oakland and NY but for Miami and Houston not so much. Dallas is a good for LA/Long Beach, Houston, Charleston and Miami but not for Northeast.


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Old 06-22-2017, 01:42 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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Not one person has said anything about Seattle.
Did you suddenly get defensive because the person you were responding to is from Seattle?

And no, Atlanta is not the crossroads of America.
I would give the nod to St. Louis or KC.
If the discussion was about the movement of people and not freight, Atlanta absolutely is a huge crossroads. It's also one of the top 5 distribution centers in the U.S., so it's up there with freight as well.

This really isn't debatable.

As far as being the geographical crossroads though, not even close. It didn't realize the OP was being so literal in his definition.

That being said, I'm sticking with Chicago & DFW.
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