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Old 10-21-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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There are wide open spaces all over the state but Northeastern New Mexico up around where it meets the pandhandle of Oklahoma is likely the most remote and isolated part of the state. It's just very sparsely settled high desert plains for the most part.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Um....all of it?

I guess I'd go with the extreme NW corner of Montana. Even though the eastern part of the state is less populated I'd rule the SE corner out because I-90 comes through there. NW Montana would have won by a landslide even a decade ago but now with the Bakken oil field there is a lot more traffic. SW Montana is at the end of the Bitterroot valley which is the most trendy area of the state. Out of staters have been moving in to the region so it's one long narrow valley with a bunch of vacation homes now.

NW Montana is very rugged. It's out of the way to go anywhere so unless you have business up there, you're not going to stumble across it. Either there or the east central interior part of the state. Nothing but a few ranchers and a lot of antelope.
Well if we can count National Parks I'd say Glacier National Park. There and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. I thought we were talking actual inhabitable areas.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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I'd say for Nebraska the most remote part is easily the Sandhills, especially the area between Highway 2 (the highway from Grand Island to Alliance) and Highway 20. There aren't really any towns over 500 or so people in this part of the state, and they are few and far between. It's beautiful though with the hills of sand, and the National Forest at Halsey (all hand planted by the way). But even compared to the panhandle its desolate and mostly full of cows.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Nice, I would have said Emporium off the top of my head. Definitely somewhere in the Potter/Cameron/Clinton tri-county area.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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For Ohio, I'd say the area South and East of Canton. It's pretty much Appalachia.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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For New Jersey, I'd say the Pine Barrens.

I tried a few times to link the wiki page, but it comes up as unavailable. So here's the google page.

https://www.google.com/#q=pine+barrens+
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are wide open spaces all over the state but Northeastern New Mexico up around where it meets the pandhandle of Oklahoma is likely the most remote and isolated part of the state. It's just very sparsely settled high desert plains for the most part.
Also the most beautiful part of New Mexico. Lovely drive from Raton to Folsom, but I haven't been beyond there. But I'd say the most isolated area is in southern Hidalgo County, south of Animas and Hachita. Have you ever driven the road from El Paso TX to Columbus NM? That might bed the most desolate road I've ever driven in the USA that actually connects two populated places.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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In SC, probably the SW part west of I-95, east of the Savannah River and south of US 278. Towns like Estill and Hampton (only a couple thousand people) are the major towns, and for anything but basic groceries and necessities, you have to drive to Walterboro, Charleston, Savannah or Augusta.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Also the most beautiful part of New Mexico. Lovely drive from Raton to Folsom, but I haven't been beyond there. But I'd say the most isolated area is in southern Hidalgo County, south of Animas and Hachita. Have you ever driven the road from El Paso TX to Columbus NM? That might bed the most desolate road I've ever driven in the USA that actually connects two populated places.

I would say the Chaco Canyon area is the most remote in New Mexico, granted I haven't been to the Southern half of the state. Chaco was do darn far out there and you had to take a gravel road to get in and out of the park for quite a while
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