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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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Default How many states have a part called "the panhandle"

I have lived in Texas and now Florida and they both refer to a section as the panhandle

I was just wonder what other states have one. I asume Oklahoma and Idaho
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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Texas
Florida
Oklahoma
Idaho
Nebraska
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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Florida, Texas, Oklahoma are the main ones. Never heard of Idaho's northern section being called a panhandle though. But then again, I dont live in that area so Im not subjected to their terminology.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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West Virginia also has the Eastern Panhandle.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Michigan obviously has one as well.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Originally Posted by AngelaRed View Post
I have lived in Texas and now Florida and they both refer to a section as the panhandle

I was just wonder what other states have one. I asume Oklahoma and Idaho
Alabama has one as well.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Northern Idaho IS called a panhandle. Wikipedia lists Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and 2 different ones in West Virginia.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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When I was a kid, I thought the Florida panhandle was the main part of Florida. To me, as a kid, it looked EXACTLY like the handle of a cast iron pan (complete with Lake Okeechobee as the loop in the handle.

Of course, later I learned that the panhandle is, in fact, that part of the state, when viewed without state borders in mind, that LEAST resembles a pan's handle.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Maryland does! Western Maryland is a panhandle and West Virginia has two panhandles
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Unread 01-31-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: South Side
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In Missouri they call it the bootheel. But it looks like a panhandle to me.
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