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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2020, 03:50:35 PM »

About 15 to Arkansas, About 45 to Louisiana, and a little under 40 to Oklahoma. 540 to New Mexico. These are by the roads.
Arkansas is probably about 5 miles from the house. Oklahoma around 30, and Louisiana around 40 in a straight path.

Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Kansas are all closer to my house than the CLOSEST place in New Mexico.  Indiana, Georgia, Nebraska,  and Florida are all less than 50 miles further.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2020, 08:19:01 PM »

About 2200í to the Potomac River and about 4100í to the VA border on the other side of the river. And, because I was measuring things, 5700í to the employee entrance of the CIA parking lot...
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2020, 11:49:16 AM »

About 24 miles to the Northeastern corner of Rhode Island.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2020, 11:56:11 AM »

I hope this doesn't give my location away.

One thing that's interesting about where I live is that the closest point to New Hampshire is on a corner, but just barely. Move a few hundred feet, and it becomes a perpendicular line instead of a corner.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2020, 01:38:23 PM »

From my house it's approximately 102 miles to the Louisiana border at Sabine Pass.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2020, 09:48:18 PM »

One interesting thing about the Great Lakes region is that to get to the Michigan border by car, it's only slightly closer for me to go straight to Michigan at Marinette, entering from Wisconsin, than it is for me to go through two additional states (IL and IN).
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2020, 11:45:08 PM »

I am apparently carrying on a three-generation tradition of living on a state border, currently 2.02 miles from my bedroom to the PA border in the middle of the Delaware River. Of course, I grew up in Hoboken, with our apartment (yes, I remember the address and am looking this up on Google Earth) 1.07 miles from the NY border in the middle of the Hudson.

However, Iím clearly outdone by both my mother and grandparents, who probably could have shot someone in New Jersey from their home in Chestnut Ridge, NY - 1,037 feet from the NJ border.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2020, 12:14:17 AM »

54 miles to the MN 36/WIS 64 bridge at Stillwater.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2020, 01:44:26 AM »

10-15 miles to the NC/VA state line.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2020, 09:39:10 PM »

Me? The Kansas state line is just a mile west of where I live. I could walk there from home - in fact, I often have done so.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2020, 08:19:27 PM »

8 miles to the nearest legal crossing; about three otherwise.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2021, 10:36:09 PM »

about 20 miles to the KY border; the IN border is about 5-8 miles farther away in another direction.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2021, 06:29:39 PM »

Living in Central Texas, the closest state line to me is the Texas-Coahuila line. Itís easier to leave the country for me than visit another state.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2021, 12:01:26 PM »

Living in Central Texas, the closest state line to me is the Texas-Coahuila line. Itís easier to leave the country for me than visit another state.

Counting the amount of time you'd have to wait at the border and getting Mexican car insurance, it's probably still easier (and maybe even faster) to make it to Oklahoma, Louisiana, or New Mexico than Coahuila.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2021, 12:08:17 PM »

Living in Central Texas, the closest state line to me is the Texas-Coahuila line. Itís easier to leave the country for me than visit another state.

Counting the amount of time you'd have to wait at the border and getting Mexican car insurance, it's probably still easier (and maybe even faster) to make it to Oklahoma, Louisiana, or New Mexico than Coahuila.

In jest.  In a perfect world, distance wise it's faster. 
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2021, 04:11:40 AM »

4 miles to the KY/OH border on the Roebling Suspension Bridge.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2021, 03:52:26 AM »

Looks like about 11.5 miles due south, as the crow flies, to the International border between Arizona and Sonora.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2021, 08:42:36 AM »

MD/PA line is 17 miles to the northwest of me as the crow flies
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2021, 09:07:31 AM »

MD/PA line is 17 miles to the northwest of me as the crow flies
Wouldn't a due north direction be closer?
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2021, 03:31:30 PM »

For me:
NY = 98km in Lake Ontario between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto
PA = 116km in Lake Erie at the PA/NY/ON tripoint
OH = 125km in Lake Erie at the OH/PA/ON tripoint
MI = 139km in Lake Huron between Bayfield, ON and Forestville, MI
WV = 312km in the Ohio River at the OH/PA/WV tripoint.
QC = 347km in the Ottawa River at Mattawa, ON.

It's kind of cool that WV, which doesn't border ON, is closer than QC. Then again, MB (which does border ON) is 1288km from my house!
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2021, 03:33:55 PM »

The Illinois state line is about 35 miles south. Closet highway that crosses it as the crow flies would be Hwy 83 which keeps it's number in both states.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2021, 04:47:52 PM »

Though I live in a county that borders Indiana, the Indiana state line is still 32-33 miles to the east.
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Re: How close is the nearest state line to your home?
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2021, 04:54:56 PM »

Though I live in a county that borders Indiana, the Indiana state line is still 32-33 miles to the east.

That pretty much narrows it down to two counties.
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