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Old 09-27-2019, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I don't know whether to be fascinated with this thread or horrified by America's lack of geography knowledge.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I know that the OP wants us to state more than the obvious ones like what DC borders. But one fun fact about DC other than that it obviously borders MD and VA, is that for as geographically small the District proper may be, it actually directly borders 5 separate jurisdictions in a circle that total to almost 3.5 million people. In Maryland it borders Montgomery County (over 1 million) and PG County (915k). While sharing maritime borders directly across the Potomac with Alexandria + Arlington, VA ( 350k people), and Fairfax county over 1.1 million people. The city is perfectly situated in the center of the core of population.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Cincinnati's been mentioned, but it's the one that never registered with me much until I had to start travelling for work.
It was interesting to me that so much of the metro is in Kentucky.
I guess I always envisioned it being more solidly "northern" (I'm from the south).
I get your point but to be honest, Northern Kentucky, and the Louisville area are different from the rest of Kentucky anyway! That's like the Atlanta area and the rest of Georgia. Northern KY has more of a Midwestern feel than south. Cincinnati's Airport is in Kentucky by the way...
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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Chattanooga has the double whammy of being on a time-zone border as well. What's even more crazy, is when you're driving on I-75 coming from Georgia, you pass Chattanooga, then I-75 briefly dips back in Georgia. You're thinking to yourself, "wait, am I going the right way, I thought I just left GA?"
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:38 PM
 
Location: 30461
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Tallahassee, Florida is only 35 miles from Thomasville Georgia. It is also 450 miles from Miami.

People rant about how Jacksonville is south Georgia despite the fact that it has some nice beaches nearby and is closer to Central Florida than Tallahassee is. Tallahassee has no beaches. Despite being the capitol of Florida, Tallahassee is essentially south Georgia.

Pensacola Florida is also right next to Alabama.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: 30461
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Chattanooga has the double whammy of being on a time-zone border as well. What's even more crazy, is when you're driving on I-75 coming from Georgia, you pass Chattanooga, then I-75 briefly dips back in Georgia. You're thinking to yourself, "wait, am I going the right way, I thought I just left GA?"
You can thank the weird topography of Lookout mountain for that.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Seattle
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Never knew ole miss was so close to Memphis
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Status: "Texas state of mind" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas is in the crossroads between California and Arizona.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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Clarksville TN borders KY

Sioux City IA borders NE and SD
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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These are the two closest cities between WA and ID, (just a bridge apart) though Post Falls, ID up north is a close 2nd.
Moscow- Pullman?
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