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Old 10-22-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Here's one that has quite a few answers. Make a list of the pairs of adjacent counties with the same name, but in different states. Like Big Horn, in both Wyoming and Montana, that border on each olher. Submissions will, when done, inclunde 9 pairs, but disputes could reduce the list to seven.

Vermillion County,Indiana and Vermillon County,Illinois
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Vermillion County,Indiana and Vermillon County,Illinois
This is one of the contentious ones. They are not spelled the same. One "L" in Illinois, two "L"s in Indiana.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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o yeah thats right i forgot about that. thanks for correcting me!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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OK, I wasted the whole afternoon of my offday with two Rand McNally Atlases and a magnifying glass. Big Horn County and Vermillion/Vermilion have been listed. The other 7:

Escambia County, Alabama and Florida
Kent County, Maryland and Delaware
Park County, Wyoming and Montana
Pike County, Missouri and Illinois
Sabine County/Sabine Parish, Texas and Louisiana
Bristol County, Massachusettes and Rhode Island

And I figure the other contentious one because they only touch at the tip in the Four Courners:

San Juan County, New Mexico and Utah

Escambia FL/AL was the only one I could think of without consulting the Road Atlas. County lines aren't easy to read in that thing, I have a headache!
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I missed the Pikes and the Bristols, I dug out my list from a long time ago, and I thought it was complete. There are still two more. Hint---they each involve a state already mentioned, shared with a state not yet mentioned.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I missed the Pikes and the Bristols, I dug out my list from a long time ago, and I thought it was complete. There are still two more. Hint---they each involve a state already mentioned, shared with a state not yet mentioned.
I promise you I scanned every state border from Alabama to Wyoming in the darned Rand McNallys, I'm ticked that I missed two. Wish I had a map of each state and just the counties, the lines in the Road Atlases are hard to read.

You have to have two road atlases because they only show counties of the featured state, don't show counties of the neighboring state, so you have to have the neighboring state opened as well. I'm still dizzy

I used to have a good state atlas without the roads, but it long ago bit the dust. At least I wouldn't have the roads and the county lines getting blurred.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What year was Canada's Official Languages Act created?
(I'll throw Canada back into the mix)
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What year was Canada's Official Languages Act created?
(I'll throw Canada back into the mix)
1969. I was living in Canada at the time, and I don't even remember the event.
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Rather tha having people risking their ophthalmic health on the adjacent counties, I will give the answer as soon as our intrepid atlas-searcher gives up. You might try going to MapQuest, and dragging the maps along the state lines. At some zoom levels, the county names are indicated.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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1969. I was living in Canada at the time, and I don't even remember the event.
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Rather tha having people risking their ophthalmic health on the adjacent counties, I will give the answer as soon as our intrepid atlas-searcher gives up. You might try going to MapQuest, and dragging the maps along the state lines. At some zoom levels, the county names are indicated.
Oh, please, I give!! Eyes are still crossed!
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Oh, please, I give!! Eyes are still crossed!
Union (LA/AR)
Teton (ID/WY)
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