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Old 10-06-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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To me, if there is no fences lining the highway, then the area must be pretty isolated.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Angle Township, MN

Google Map it. You cant even drive there without leaving the country. Except in the winter
Sounds like something right out of Ice Road Truckers...love it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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To me, if there is no fences lining the highway, then the area must be pretty isolated.
Hey, I just realized that's a good indicator. Seen a few busy highways without fences, though.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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The Night Lights of the United States (as seen from space) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2712986388/ - broken link)
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The Night Lights of the United States (as seen from space) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2712986388/ - broken link)
I like the dark areas in that photo
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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Angle Township, MN

Google Map it. You cant even drive there without leaving the country. Except in the winter
That's fascinating. Learn something new every day. Just the other day I had posted a message along similar lines about Hyder, Alaska. It was my understanding that Hyder held the sole distinction (until I learned of Angle Township - and apparently three others) of being the most geographically isolated town in the U.S. in the same manner that Angle Township was, insofar as these seem to be the only town(s) in the whole country that you actually have to access from Canada, as there are no roads from the U.S. side.

[Northwest] Angle Township seems to be the more geographically isolated of the two, since Angle isn't physically contiguous to the U.S., though it might be a little easier to get to logistically if they have a ferry service.


If anyone knows of any other such towns, let me know. I like to keep a mental list for trivia purposes. Here are a few others. Supposedly these are the only other [non-islands] exclaves, according to Wiki:

Elm Point, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Point Roberts, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alburgh (town), Vermont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hyder, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here is an interesting bit of trivia about the town. I wonder if Angle Township works the same way:

Canadian and British Columbian influence on culture

"Hyder is notable for being the only place in Alaska not to use the state-wide 907 area code, instead using the area code of 250 allocated for British Columbia."

"Tourists will also find that Hyder uses Pacific Time Zone, the common currency is Canadian (with the exception of the US Post Office, which only accepts American currency), they observe Canadian holidays, send their children to Canadian schools, and if you call the police a Canadian Mountie will respond."
- Wikipedia quote

Particularly of interest to me is the part about how Hyder residents sent their kids to Canadian schools, and even more interesting is how law enforcement response to that town is Canadian. I don't even understand how the legal jurisdiction works in that case.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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Default Sunburst,MT?

Don't think that area is as isolated as some places mentioned (Malta), but wonder if some one can elaborate on Sunburst?

But since its a port of entry? , I guess it sees lots of traffic?

Where is Sweetgrass,MT?

I remember riding Amtrak on the Empire Builder in 2006, and going through Malta, and gazing north at the Canadian sky. For an easterner, all that northeastern part of Montana seemed isolated. But I loved seeing it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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How about the Arizona strip? It's a huge chunk of land that starts at the northern edge of the Grand Canyon and borders Nevada and Utah. There are three small towns along the border with Utah and that's about it.
Very true, miles and miles and miles............

Eastern Colorado is somewhat the same take Last Chance area for example............
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I'll throw in SE Oregon very remote.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I'll throw in SE Oregon very remote.
That's the area I was thinking of as most remote (continental US) too. SE Oregon/SW Idaho. Owyhee County Idaho has a population density of only 1.4 / sq mile
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