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View Poll Results: What is the landocked major city in America?
Atlanta 14 11.38%
Dallas 15 12.20%
Phoenix 16 13.01%
Las Vegas 7 5.69%
Denver 63 51.22%
Fresno 1 0.81%
Salt Lake City 4 3.25%
San Bernadino 1 0.81%
Tallahassee 0 0%
Charlotte 2 1.63%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, FL
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Default The most LANDLOCKED major U.S city

Counting, rivers, lakes, any of other body of water. What is the most landlocked major city in the U.S in your opinon? Not counting metro areas, just city limits, and you can say a city not on the list.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Geographic center of the contiguous United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's not really about 'what you think', but rather dealing with facts. Why make polls about something that could be proved with empirical facts.

All from Google Maps if not indicated:

Atlanta = 220 miles to the Atlantic Ocean (as the crow flies)
Dallas = 265 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
Phoenix = 220 miles from the Gulf of California (in Mexico; http://www.azcentral.com/travel/seasonal/rockypoint/articles/2006/06/13/20060613rp-about-CR.html); (broken link) 370 miles from the Pacific
Las Vegas = 260 miles from the Pacific (as the crow lies)
Denver, CO = 870 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 865 miles from the Pacific
Fresno, CA = 140 miles from the Pacific (as the crow flies)
Salt Lake City, UT = 650 miles from the Pacific, 15-20 miles from the Great Salt Lake
San Bernardino, CA = 45 miles fro the Pacific (why is this even an option?)
Tallahassee, FL = 30 miles to the Gulf of Mexico
Charlotte, NC = 185 miles from the Atlantic Ocean (to Myrtle Beach, SC)

Looks like Denver, CO is the winner, by far. Next is Salt Lake City, UT.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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^There are certainly more bodies of water than the major ones you pointed out ie the Colorado river
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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^There are certainly more bodies of water than the major ones you pointed out ie the Colorado river
You're right, but somehow I still think the answer is going to be Denver. However, its considerably difficult to define what a 'body of water is' because nearly all these cities have man-made lakes, canals, irrigation, or something else in them. Are we only counting naturally made bodies of water? Do ponds in mountains count? At this point, I can see it become opinion.

However, as for major bodies of water, its a little harder to dispute which is why having a poll is kinda useless. It's factual, not an opinion, whether or not a tangible object (in this case, a body of water) exists.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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If we're talking about distance from oceans, then perhaps Kansas City, and then St. Louis. Denver would be prominently mentioned, as well. But if we're going to include lakes (Great Salt Lake, Great Lakes), rivers, etc, then it's a pretty difficult task, probably impossible.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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What about Omaha?
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Maybe El Paso?
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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What about cities that are not on NAVIGABLE bodies of water? In that case, I'd say Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. I think the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is the largest inland metropolitan area in the US. Phoenix itself (not including the entire metro area) would be the largest city.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, FL
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Originally Posted by Lifeshadower View Post
Geographic center of the contiguous United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's not really about 'what you think', but rather dealing with facts. Why make polls about something that could be proved with empirical facts.

All from Google Maps if not indicated:

Atlanta = 220 miles to the Atlantic Ocean (as the crow flies)
Dallas = 265 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
Phoenix = 220 miles from the Gulf of California (in Mexico; http://www.azcentral.com/travel/seasonal/rockypoint/articles/2006/06/13/20060613rp-about-CR.html); (broken link) 370 miles from the Pacific
Las Vegas = 260 miles from the Pacific (as the crow lies)
Denver, CO = 870 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 865 miles from the Pacific
Fresno, CA = 140 miles from the Pacific (as the crow flies)
Salt Lake City, UT = 650 miles from the Pacific, 15-20 miles from the Great Salt Lake
San Bernardino, CA = 45 miles fro the Pacific (why is this even an option?)
Tallahassee, FL = 30 miles to the Gulf of Mexico
Charlotte, NC = 185 miles from the Atlantic Ocean (to Myrtle Beach, SC)

Looks like Denver, CO is the winner, by far. Next is Salt Lake City, UT.
Actually Mr. Know-It-All I clearly said, river and lakes aswell as other bodies of water count, so next time you try to disprove someone get your information right
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Atlanta = 220 miles to the Atlantic Ocean
That Atlantic doesn't really count. It's 332 miles to the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida panhandle. The only reason why I would make a trip to the Atlantic was if I were desperate
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