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Old 03-07-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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I've seen something like 40,000 (400km away from the start of the road - we use how many metres from the beginning of the road/highway to calculate a house/lot number) - what's the highest you've ever seen?
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Eastern NY
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In Delaware County NY, many street numbers are in the 40000 and 50000 range. For example, a gas station in Roxbury NY has the street address 53639, and one in Arkville has 43525. I have no idea how they get these high numbers in Delaware County. Numbers in neighboring Ulster County seem to be much smaller. Along NY Route 28, the numbers go up into the 9000s in Westernmost Ulster County. Right across the border in Delaware county, they are in the 40000s.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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In much of NW Alabama, the 911 people set your address. The system was codified prior to the national 911 emergency system. When it was set up, the road names were fixed and the numbering system based on the number of yards from fixed starting points. High numbers are common in the rural areas, so much so that I haven't bothered to look for exceptionally high numbers.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: IN
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In rural areas and exurban sprawl areas near the Kansas City metro area the address values can go over 30000.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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In much of NW Alabama, the 911 people set your address. The system was codified prior to the national 911 emergency system. When it was set up, the road names were fixed and the numbering system based on the number of yards from fixed starting points. High numbers are common in the rural areas, so much so that I haven't bothered to look for exceptionally high numbers.
I am pretty sure that is how our area does things too. In town the house numbers used to be 6 digits, 234-875, etc. But about 10 years ago, they dropped the first 3 numbers. But everyone else in the county has 6 digit numbers. A few long time residents explained that the 6 digit numbers are your location on a master map for emergency services.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I live in the smallest county in Ohio, it has a total population of just a little over 12,000 people, now my address is a 46,000 number and I'm tring of figure out where the other 34,000 people are at.......I mean, the county just isn't that big....
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:33 AM
 
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The Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys, part of US 1, starts at mile 0 in Key West and goes east and north towards the mainland. By the time it gets to Key Largo the mile markers are in the 90s and go up to 110 or more. The house numbers on the Overseas Highway are based on the mile markers, so that in Key Largo there are several miles of house numbers over 100000. For example, there's a Hampton Inn whose address is 102400 Overseas Highway, Key Largo; John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is at 102601; Enterprise Rent-a-Car at 100149; a UPS store at 101425; a dive shop at 102840, another at 103100, and a third at 103680; Azul Del Mar Hotel at 104300; etc. I don't know of any house numbers in the US higher than those on the Overseas Highway in Key Largo.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Around here there are many with 5 digits, some starting with 9, but I have never seen 6 digits.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Around here there are many with 5 digits, some starting with 9, but I have never seen 6 digits.

I have never seen address with over 6 numbers.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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In the counties surrounding both Gainesville and Ocala, FL, the rural roads have numerical names in the several hundreds, many miles from the city, out as far as the County line.
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