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Old 11-30-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I'm interested to see which US cities, big or small, have discontiguous city limits or city limits that don't connect.


Two examples I have are:


Omaha, NE: With the most western portion of the city separated from the rest of the incorporated land.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Om....9979883?hl=en


Dayton, OH: Where the airport is a good 4-5 miles north of the rest of the city and not connected.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Da....1916069?hl=en


What I am excluding from this topic is cities that have "shoestring annexation" (Los Angeles, Rochester NY, etc.) or cities where water interrupts the continuity of the city limits (i.e. Staten Island in NYC).
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My hometown in Kingsport, TN does this. You can see it on the police map below.

https://kingsporttn.maps.arcgis.com/...b58d52d22fee0b

The city has annexed parcels of land here and there that would be good for tax reasons, but otherwise make no sense.

The farthest yellow portion on I-81 used to have an outlet mall (now defunct) and a Sam's Club (moved to another city). There are also a couple of hotels, a Cracker Barrel, some trucking depots, and a clothing store. That was annexed to get into the Sam's sales tax bin. The little isolated yellow "splotches" are affluent neighborhoods in the county. The residents basically wanted to be annexed to avoid county schools.

The other orange discontiguous zones are wealthy neighborhoods surrounding golf courses.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Diego. The area along the US-Mexico border is separated from the rest of the city proper by other independent cities. Technically it's connected by imaginary lines running down the middle of SD Bay I guess.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...3a21fdfd15df79
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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The St. Louis airport, part of the city, does not touch the city proper.


Also, Kansas City Missouri has annexed land and grew around several of its suburbs (North Kansas City, Gladstsone, Raytown for example. Different that your initial post, but interesting none the less.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Although not technically discontiguous, the newly annexed Emory University campus will be connected to the rest of the City of Atlanta by only one residential lot.

http://www.myajc.com/rf/image_lowres...annexation.jpg
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Louisville, KY is also a good example. Because it consolidated with Jefferson County, but other towns in the county stayed separate, there are a few "islands" if the city limits. Look at the most northern part of Lousiville:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lo....7592773?hl=en
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Louisville, KY is also a good example. Because it consolidated with Jefferson County, but other towns in the county stayed separate, there are a few "islands" if the city limits. Look at the most northern part of Lousiville:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lo....7592773?hl=en
A lot of cities have these sorts of holes of various sizes.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:31 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore - the industrial area of Hawkins Point is separated from the rest of Baltimore City by water and to drive downtown from there you have to cross into neighboring counties
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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San Diego. The area along the US-Mexico border is separated from the rest of the city proper by other independent cities. Technically it's connected by imaginary lines running down the middle of SD Bay I guess.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...3a21fdfd15df79
Do you happen to know the history or reasoning behind the configuration? Seems very unique.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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If you count separation by water, NYC is an obvious example. Only Brooklyn and Queens are contiguous. (There is a tiny sliver of the Bronx that is under the jurisdiction of Manhattan, but it's so small most people don't even realize it.) Off the top of my head I can't think of another city with major areas so separated by so many different waterways.
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