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Old 06-19-2007, 12:31 AM
 
Location: North Side of Chicago, Illinois
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Um. That is becasue the borders on the same latitude and the earth is curved - not because the border actually slopes southward.

You're a tool.

 
Old 06-19-2007, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Originally Posted by Louisvilleslugger View Post
No if you look at the map the bottom border that Kentucky and Virginia share slants downward as you make your way east ward to Kentucky. The purchase only pushes it further South.

Yeah Richmond slightly South of Louisville.
They both slant in the same direction. Kentucky doesn't slant South. The states start to slant right at the Mason Dixon line actually. Now granted, the very northern tip of Virginia matches Cincinatti, Ohio. But Kentucky borders so closely on the Ohio River thats its hard to distinguish that gap. The states curve but Kentucky doesn't curve south of Virginia. They are even on the bottom.

The only part of KY that is south of Virginia is that little part in Southwest Kentucky that overlaps on Tennessee.

Richmond is parellel to Elizabethtown, KY which is an hour south of Louisville.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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what the heck is a tool??????
 
Old 06-19-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i was listening to the news this am - and they had a local reporter in gainesville, tx talking about the awful flooding. her comment, "i've only seen devastation like this in the south after a hurricane". i guess she doesn't consider that part of Texas the south. i just found it interesting given this thread.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Richmond Va. 44.24N, 72.59W

Louisville Ky. 38.15N, 85.46W

According to this website, Louisville is actually SOUTH of Richmond! The curving lines on the maps can be misleading because they represent the curvature of the earth.

This website provides the latitude & longitudes for many locations in the USA.

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regards...Franco
 
Old 06-19-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I still wanna know what a tool is.....
 
Old 06-19-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Richmond Va. 44.24N, 72.59W

Louisville Ky. 38.15N, 85.46W
Ridgefiels Wash 45.49N 122.45W
Richmond Mich 42.49N 82.45W
Is it possible for Virginia to be north of Michigan or barely south of Washington? I am connnnnnnnnnnnfused!
 
Old 06-19-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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missymomof3

I can understand your confusion. Your post above got me thinking that 44 is really far north. Looking further, I went to wunderground.com:

Richmond, VA 37.6 N 77.5 W
Louisville, KY 38.2 N 85.8 W

So this makes it appear that Richmond is slightly SOUTH of Louisville! Can you imagine a mistake apperaing on an internet website. Must be the first time that ever happened. LOL

regards...Franco
 
Old 06-19-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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ok thank you for the clarification. I thought maybe I missed something. That's not quite as far south of Louisville as it looks on the map...but it is probably right.
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