List from Chapter 2

LAND OF STATE LINES: U.S. TOWNS WITHIN 100 MILES OF SIX OR MORE OTHER STATES

Numerous locations in western Connecticut and a few places in southeastern New York and southwestern Massachusetts are within 100 miles (as the crow files--or maybe other common New England birds, like the cardinal or blue jay) of 7 other states. A very tiny section of Tennessee is also within 100 miles of 7 other states.

1. Waterbury, Connecticut
(7: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Bristol, Hamden, Meriden, Southington, Torrington and Wallingford are other large towns in Connecticut within 100 miles of 7 other states.

1. Great Barrington, Massachusetts (7: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Great Barrington is approximately 40 miles west of Springfield, Massachusetts.

1. Amenia, New York (7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Amenia is approximately 80 miles north of NYC.

1. Nobles, Tennessee (7: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri)

This small hamlet just west of Kentucky Lake (or 6 miles NE of Paris, Tennessee) is just barely within 100 miles of 7 other states. A large number of towns in western Tennessee are within 100 miles of 6 other states, including Humboldt, McKenzie, Milan and Paris.

4. Spruce Pine, North (6: Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

A few locations in western North Carolina are within 100 miles of these 6 states listed, including Spruce Pine, about 40 miles NE of Asheville.

4. Sweetwater, Tennessee (6: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

In addition to western Tennessee, a small part of southeastern Tennessee is within 100 miles of 6 other states. Sweetwater is approximately 40 miles SW of Knoxville. Erwin, in northeastern Tennessee just south of Johnson City, is within 100 miles of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

4. Washington, D.C. (6: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Capitol Hill is conveniently located for at least 12 senators (of course, it is very distant for some senators, like those from Alaska or Hawaii).



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