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US States that almost border

Which states do not border one another but are less than 30 miles apart from one another?
Includes islands
Borders through lakes do not count
Quiz by zack22
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Last updated: March 17, 2022
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First submittedOctober 22, 2021
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Distance (mi/km)
States
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Arizona
Colorado
0 / 0
Utah
New Mexico
2 / 3
New York
Rhode Island
12 / 19
Connecticut
New Jersey
12 / 19
Maryland
New Jersey
15 / 24
Maine
Massachusetts
16 / 26
Michigan
Minnesota
18 / 29
Pennsylvania
Virginia
20 / 32
Maine
Vermont
29 / 47
Delaware
Virginia
30 / 49
Arkansas
Kentucky
6 Comments
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Level 25
Mar 17, 2022
Virginia and Pennsylvania are definitely within 30 miles of each other through West Virginia and Maryland. Maryland's panhandle is less than 2 miles thick at one point, and West Virginia's eastern panhandle is only about 10ish miles thick at nearly that same point.
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2022
You are right, thank you for pointing that out!
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2022
Agreed w/ hobyandy--According to Google Maps, Virginia and Pennsylvania are just under 18 miles apart there. Also, I would question including the 4 corners states in here, as they are generally considered as bordering each other (i.e., if they are 0 miles apart, they border each other by definition). If you're going to include them, definitely add a caveat that you are considering that a border has to be more than a single point.
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2022
I will keep the 4 corners. Going off of other featured quizzes, some consider them to be borders and others don't. I think the fact that the quiz is about states that don't border and the distance from one state to the other is 0 miles should tip people off that these states have some mix of bordering and not bordering. Thanks for the suggestion though, and I will add the PA-VA pair.
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Level 86
Mar 17, 2022
Fun quiz! Nominated!
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Level 32
Jun 8, 2023
If there were 2 more seconds I could've typed in Arkansas...