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Old 05-26-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Here's a map I made of counties under .5 per sq mile, under 2, 6, and 12 per sq mile per 2008 data. It's more than I thought:

"Frontier" counties-frontier.jpg
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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That's really good, Mike. It really shows how my area is a real oddball area for east of the Mississippi.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Nah, but I've visited many!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Tonopah, Nevada
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I believe my county isn't considered "frontier" only because it has one large exurb skewing the population. Ignoring Pahrump, though, I consider Nye County, Nevada to be on the frontier. I live in Tonopah, the county seat, and we're 165 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart and about 90 miles from the nearest medical clinic and 100 miles from the nearest hospital. The distance from healthcare makes us nervous and has generally been regarded as a crisis since our hospital closed in 2015. The internet has been known to go down for a few days at a time. The nearest town is a living ghost town about 26 miles to the south, while the nearest "regular" town is about 55 miles to the north. Living here can sometimes be a pain in the neck but I've become a rural convert after over three years here. The open roads, big sky, open land, slower pace, and the perspective one gains living here are so valuable.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I always like my bi-weekly drives through Harding Co, NM. It's like a step back in time as far as remoteness goes.
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