Geographical oddities

You probably know some of these, and can almost certainly figure out the rest, but weird is weird:

And I am familiar with Dalhart, Texas, population 8000 or so, up in the northwest corner of the Panhandle. It survives on agribusiness (lots of it) and criminals (a Texas state prison accommodating about 1600).


  1. L. Beau Macaroni »

    29 June 2018 · 10:48 am

    Nitpick time!

    The video’s voice over says about the city of L.A., “You would think that since it’s on the west coast, it would be would be further west than most U.S. cities…”

    Los Angeles, CA is west of MOST U.S. cities, dude.

  2. nightfly »

    29 June 2018 · 1:29 pm

    This is a deeper topic than can be covered easily in one short video (especially one which is about 15% advertising). For example, there is a town which, thanks to surveyors errors, straddles the Canada-US border. The town’s library entrance is in the United States, and half the books are in Canada. There are (or at least were) a couple of houses where going down to breakfast in the morning put the resident across the border.

    This was naturally nothing more than a quaint oddity in happier times; today there’s a lot more security and Border agents hanging around the town.

  3. CGHill »

    29 June 2018 · 7:09 pm

    One of the World Tours took me to the Kentucky Bend, a section of Fulton County that is cut off entirely from the rest of the state by the meandering Mississippi; the only road in is through Tiptonville, Tennessee. I didn’t explore much of the Bend, having noticed a high gunshots-to-highway sign ratio, perhaps related to the Tennessee prison nearby.

    Close as I ever got to the Canadian border was Portal, North Dakota, northwestern terminus of US 52 (the other end is in Charleston, South Carolina); North Portal, Saskatchewan lies on the other side.

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