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marble falls

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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:15 PM Dec 2019

Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S.

Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S.
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You may think of Alaska as the westernmost state in the United States, especially when looking at a map, but it's also the easternmost state.

How?

It stretches so far from the west that it falls into the eastern hemisphere. In fact, Semisopochnoi Island, part of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, is technically the easternmost spot in all of North America.


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Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S. (Original Post) marble falls Dec 2019 OP
And I am guessing that it's the most northernmost state too. As to being the southernmost?, SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #1
IIRC, as far as states go, Hawaii has the southernmost point Major Nikon Dec 2019 #2

SWBTATTReg

(22,704 posts)
1. And I am guessing that it's the most northernmost state too. As to being the southernmost?,
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:29 PM
Dec 2019

Would be freaky, but I don't think it is, that honor probably goes to FL or perhaps Hawaii, I am guessing and I'm not including US territories.

Major Nikon

(36,869 posts)
2. IIRC, as far as states go, Hawaii has the southernmost point
Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:09 PM
Dec 2019

Although not quite as far south as Puerto Rico.

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