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Old 09-28-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Those "flat" states

1. Which states would you call "flat states"?
2. Are they underrated?
3. Do they have more of a Western or Midwestern character?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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1. Which states would you call "flat states"?
2. Are they underrated?
3. Do they have more of a Western or Midwestern character?

Uh, the first flat state I think of is Florida so the answer would be neither.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Flat states would include most of the Great Plains states and most of the Midwest states. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa (although I think Iowa is more gently rolling hills), Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Much of the South is also flat. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, most of Arkansas, most of Georgia, and Florida.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Ummmm...not "most" of GA is flat, maybe south of Macon is mostly flat, but anywhere north of Macon is very hilly (Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge mtns ).

Anyways, when people say "flat states" I guess they mean most of the Great Plains states (Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, etc.)
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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According to statistics, Florida is the flattest state in the country. So it is neither Western or Midwestern. Florida gets a lot of talk, both good and bad, it depends on who is rating it.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Flat states would include most of the Great Plains states and most of the Midwest states. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa (although I think Iowa is more gently rolling hills), Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Much of the South is also flat. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, most of Arkansas, most of Georgia, and Florida.
I disagree on many of those you choose. Texas has many large mountains on the west side, and has hill country on the east-side. Oklahoma's East side is full of hills and small mountains. The Balck Hills are in South Dakota ie. Mount Rushmore and North Dakota has some steep areas also. Illinois is manly flat but don't count out the Northwest Corner or the Ozark Foothills. Southern Indiana has some elevation and Michigans Up in not all that flat. Arkansas is very hilly and rugged not exactly flat.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Yeah, FL is the most flat state in the U.S....but even it has hilly areas (On the turnpike about 30 miles NW of Orlando, most of North Florida is pretty hilly as well as the Panhandle.)
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Texas has many large mountains on the west side, and has hill country on the east-side.
Just a correction, it's the south-central/ west-central part of Texas that has the Hill Country, East Texas is flat.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Ummmm...not "most" of GA is flat, maybe south of Macon is mostly flat, but anywhere north of Macon is very hilly (Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge mtns ).

Anyways, when people say "flat states" I guess they mean most of the Great Plains states (Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, etc.)
Exactly. He must not know Georgia very well. The northern half of Georgia is very hilly. Areas south of Macon are also hilly down to around Cordele and just north of Albany. They're simply not as hilly as the areas north of Macon. The flat areas of Georgia are obviously along the coast, southeast Georgia, and south-central and Southwest Georgia from about eighty or so miles from the Florida line southward.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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Yes, I don't know of a state you can honestly say has no hills. Louisiana is hilly in the north central section and some of the southeast near mississipppi. Not big hills mind you, but enough to break up the topography. If anyone has ever been to Ruston or north of that town, it gets pretty steep in places. You can qualify a "hill" anyway you want, but I know there is a difference between what we call "bottoms" or flatlands and hills. Ruston is about the most flood free town in the state as a result; no streams or bayous nearby. It may have a problem with flash flooding during heavy rainstorms, but I never hear of any problems.
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