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Old 09-22-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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When Delaware separated from New Jersey, they actually made a mistake when both states were creating a border.
How so? There's no border to create, NJ and DE are separated by a river and a bay.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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How so? There's no border to create, NJ and DE are separated by a river and a bay.
There's a tiny piece of Delaware territory on this side of the river. This is a bit of geography trivia you can use to impress your friends at cocktail parties.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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There's a tiny piece of Delaware territory on this side of the river. This is a bit of geography trivia you can use to impress your friends at cocktail parties.
Oh I know that, but muppet referred to "creating" the border between the 2 - there's really no need as they're separated by water, a natural border. I don't know why NJ has a tiny bit of land that's actually DE on our side but the border between the 2 didn't need to be created - it already existed. I think that tiny piece of land is like an inaccessible park or something anyway. No one lives there. It's not significant and IMO doesn't mean much.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Delaware is very similar to New Jersey. You can actually take a bridge into New Jersey or drive 10 miles into Philadelphia. Plus Wilmington, DE is like Newark, NJ. Everyone living in Delaware has a Mid-Atlantic accent like Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
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Wow you can actually take a bridge from one state to another!

Come to think of it, though, Delaware and New Jersey are probably the two least-connected states on the east coast, at least when it comes to highways. There's the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and then 80 miles south of that there's the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Those are the only two ways to drive from DE to NJ. I can't think of two bordering states on the east coast that have fewer road connections.

The residential architecture of Wilmington is nothing like Newark, NJ. It's more similar to Camden, or to parts of Baltimore, Frederick MD, etc. 2-story brick rows are not the norm in Newark like they are in those other cities.

You could make a stronger case that Milford, DE is like Washington, NC.

You haven't spent much time in Sussex County, DE, have you. In places like Seaford, Milford (Kent County), Georgetown, Laurel, etc., the local accent is quite southern sounding.
Good trivia question - there are two states that border each other on the East Coast and have NO road connections at all - Rhode Island and New York. There are several connecting ferries however.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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When Delaware separated from New Jersey, they actually made a mistake when both states were creating a border.
Delaware separated from New Jersey???
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:10 PM
 
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Delaware separated from New Jersey???
How did I miss that?!
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:00 PM
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In my opinion, I would accept any definition of the Northeast which includes the states below:

New England:

Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut

Mid Atlantic:

New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland
West Virginia
Virginia
District of Columbia
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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St. Vincent, Minnesota is the westernmost town in the Northeastern United States, I mean Colorado is considered a Western state but Denver is almost 15 hours away from Los Angeles.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:12 PM
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St. Vincent, Minnesota is the westernmost town in the Northeastern United States, I mean Colorado is considered a Western state but Denver is almost 15 hours away from Los Angeles.
No, the Northeast is east of the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Lakes and north of Parallel 36 30 North.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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No, the Northeast is east of the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Lakes and north of Parallel 36 30 North.
The West starts at Montana/Wyoming/Colorado/New Mexico strip, so the central states are the Dakota/Nebraska/Kansas/Oklahoma/Texas strip, and the east starts at the Minnesota/Iowa/Missouri/Arkansas/Louisiana strip.
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