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View Poll Results: Do you live closer to your state's highest point or lowest point?
Highest point 23 41.82%
Lowest point 32 58.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Do you live closer to the lowest point in elevation for your state, or the highest?

ALABAMA: Highest point: Cheaha Mountain (2,413 feet) Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (whole coastline, sea level)
ALASKA: Highest point: Mount Denali (20,310 feet) Lowest point: Gulf of Alaska/Bering Sea/Arctic Ocean (coastlines, sea level)
ARIZONA: Highest point: Mount Humphreys (12,367 feet) Lowest point: Colorado River at Arizona/Sonora border in San Luis, AZ (72 feet)
ARKANSAS: Highest Point: Mount Magazine (2,753 feet) Lowest point: Ouachita River at Arkansas/Louisiana border (55 feet)
CALIFORNIA: Highest point: Mount Whitney (14,505 feet) Lowest point: Badwater Basin, Death Valley (-279 feet)
COLORADO: Highest point: Mount Elbert (14,440 feet) Lowest point: Arikaree River at Colorado/Kansas border (3,317 feet)
CONNECTICUT: Highest point: Massachusetts/Connecticut border of Mount Frissell (2,379 feet) Lowest point: Long Island Sound (coastline, sea level)
DELAWARE: Highest point: Ebright Azimuth (447 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Highest point: Fort Reno (409 feet) Lowest point: Potomac River at the DC/Maryland border (east side, 1 foot)
FLORIDA: Highest point: Britton Hill (345 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico (coastlines, sea level)
GEORGIA: Highest point: Brasstown Bald (4,784 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
HAWAII: Highest point: Mauna Kea (13,803 feet) Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (coastline, sea level)
IDAHO: Highest point: Borah Peak (12,668 feet) Lowest point: Confluence of Snake River and Clearwater River (713 feet)
ILLINOIS: Highest point: Charles Mound (1,235 feet) Lowest point: Confluence of Mississippi River and Ohio River (280 feet)
INDIANA: Highest point: Hoosier Hill (1,257 feet) Lowest point: Confluence of Ohio River and Wabash River (320 feet)
IOWA: Highest point: Hawkeye Point (1,671 feet) Lowest point: Confluence of Mississippi River and Des Moines River (480 feet)
KANSAS: Highest point: Mount Sunflower (4,041 feet) Lowest point: Verdigris River at Kansas/Oklahoma border (679 feet)
KENTUCKY: Highest point: Black Mountain (4,145 feet) Lowest point: Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend (257 feet)
LOUISIANA: Highest point: Driskill Mountain (535 feet) Lowest point: New Orleans (-8 feet)
MAINE: Highest point: Mount Katahdin (5,270 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
MARYLAND: Highest point: Hoye-Crest (3,360 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
MASSACHUSETTS: Highest point: Mount Greylock (3,489 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
MICHIGAN: Highest point: Mount Arvon (1,979 feet) Lowest point: Lake Erie (coastline, 571 feet)
MINNESOTA: Highest point: Eagle Mountain (2,302 feet) Lowest point: Lake Superior (coastline, 601 feet)
MISSISSIPPI: Highest point: Woodall Mountain (807 feet) Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (coastline, sea level)
MISSOURI: Highest point: Taum Sauk Mountain (1,772 feet) Lowest point: Saint Francis River at Missouri/Arkansas border (230 feet)
MONTANA: Highest point: Granite Peak (12,807 feet) Lowest point: Kootenai River at Montana/Idaho border (1,804 feet)
NEBRASKA: Highest point: Panorama Point (5,427 feet) Lowest point: Missouri River at Kansas/Nebraska border (840 feet)
NEVADA: Highest point: Boundary Peak (13,147 feet) Lowest point: Colorado River at Nevada/California border (481 feet)
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Highest point: Mount Washington (6,288 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
NEW JERSEY: Highest point: High Point (1,803 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
NEW MEXICO: Highest point: Wheeler Peak (13,167 feet) Lowest point: Red Bluff Reservoir at New Mexico/Texas border (2,844 feet)
NEW YORK: Highest point: Mount Marcy (5,343 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
NORTH CAROLINA: Highest point: Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
NORTH DAKOTA: Highest point: White Butte (3,508 feet) Lowest point: Red River of the North at North Dakota/Manitoba border (751 feet)
OHIO: Highest point: Campbell Hill (1,549 feet) Lowest point: Ohio River at Ohio/Indiana border (455 feet)
OKLAHOMA: Highest point: Black Mesa (4,975 feet) Lowest point: Little River at Oklahoma/Arkansas border (289 feet)
OREGON: Highest point: Mount Hood (11,249 feet) Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (coastline, sea level)
PENNSYLVANIA: Highest point: Mount Davis (3,213 feet) Lowest point: Delaware River at Pennsylvania/Delaware border (sea level)
RHODE ISLAND: Highest point: Jerimoth Hill (811 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
SOUTH CAROLINA: Highest point: Sassafras Mountain (3,560 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
SOUTH DAKOTA: Highest point: Black Elk Peak (7,244 feet) Lowest point: Big Stone Lake at South Dakota/Minnesota border (968 feet)
TENNESSEE: Highest point: Clingmans Dome (6,643 feet) Lowest point: Mississippi River at Tennessee/Mississippi border (178 feet)
TEXAS: Highest point: Guadalupe Peak (8,751 feet) Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (coastline, sea level)
UTAH: Highest point: Kings Peak (13,534 feet) Lowest point: Beaver Dam Wash at Utah/Arizona border (2,180 feet)
VERMONT: Highest point: Mount Mansfield (4,395 feet) Lowest point: Lake Champlain (95 feet)
VIRGINIA: Highest point: Mount Rogers (5,729 feet) Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (coastline, sea level)
WASHINGTON: Highest point: Mount Rainier (14,417 feet) Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (coastline, sea level)
WEST VIRGINIA: Highest point: Spruce Knob (4,863 feet) Lowest point: Potomac River at West Virginia/Virginia border (240 feet)
WISCONSIN: Highest point: Timms Hill (1,951 feet) Lowest point: Lake Michigan (coastline, 579 feet)
WYOMING: Highest point: Gannett Peak (13,809 feet) Lowest point: Belle Fourche River at Wyoming/South Dakota border (3,101 feet)

Lowest high point: Britton Hill, Florida (345 feet)
Highest low point: Arikaree River at Colorado/Kansas border (3,317 feet)

Highest mean elevation: Colorado (6,800 feet)
Lowest mean elevation: Delaware (60 feet)

Largest elevation span: Alaska (20,310 feet)
Smallest elevation span: Florida (345 feet)
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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So I did the calculations and for me I am about ten miles closer to the lowest point of elevation in Arizona than I am closer to Mount Humphreys, which is really strange. I am practically equidistant between the two, assuming a straight line.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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I live right by the coast in Rhode Island, so naturally the lowest point.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Tricky one, because by road, I am closer to the high point of AZ (AZ Snowbowl is closer to Phoenix than San Luis is), but elevation wise, at 1,100 ft, I am closer to 70 than to 12,500ish
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm about 275 miles from Death Valley and 250 miles from Mount Whitney, so I would just say they're both quite far away.

Interesting that the highest and lowest points in California--and they're really quite an extreme high and low, in comparison to most of the country--are relatively close together.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis is closer to the lowest point but far from both. Minnesota's lowest point (Lake Superior, 601') and highest point (Eagle Mountain, 2,302') are less than 15 miles apart.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Tricky one, because by road, I am closer to the high point of AZ (AZ Snowbowl is closer to Phoenix than San Luis is), but elevation wise, at 1,100 ft, I am closer to 70 than to 12,500ish
I was going by distance. I am only ten miles closer to San Luis than Humphreys. That's by driving and I assume with a straight line they would be equidistant.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Slightly closer to Campbell Hill, the highest point.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I'm about 275 miles from Death Valley and 250 miles from Mount Whitney, so I would just say they're both quite far away.

Interesting that the highest and lowest points in California--and they're really quite an extreme high and low, in comparison to most of the country--are relatively close together.
They are! Especially Death Valley. You are still closed to Whitney however, being in NorCal I assume
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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Closer to the highest point.
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