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Distances From Extreme Points to Geographic Centers

Extreme Point Coordinates Direction from
geographic centers
50 States*
Statute Miles
49 States**
Statute Miles
48 States***
Statute Miles
Latitude
(N)
Longitude
(W.)
Point Barrow, AK 71°23' 156°29' Northwest 2,507 2,509 2,940
Pochnoi Point,
Semisopochnoi, AK
51°57' 179°52'(E.) Northwest 3,372 3,377 3,802
West Point of 
Amatignak Island, AK
51°17' 179°09' Northwest 3,352 3,357 3,780
Cape Wrangell,
Attu Island, AK
52°55' 172°27'(E.) Northwest 3,625 3,630 4,061
Lake of the Woods
Projection, MN
49°23' 95°09' Northeast 507 501 1682
North end, (N-S boundary) ME-New Brunswick, Canada 47°04' 67°47' Northeast 1,719 1,713 1,613
West Quoddy Head, ME 44°49' 66°57' East 1,788 1,782 21,643
Key West, FL 24°32' 81°48' Southeast 1,873 1,869 1,439
Cape Sable, FL 25°07' 81°05' Southeast 1,867 1,863 1,437
Log Point, Elliot Key, FL 25°29' 80°11' Southeast 1,882 1,877 1,455
East Point, St. Croix, VI 17°45' 64°34' Southeast 2,938 2,932 2,540
Extreme south point of TX 25°50' 97°24' South 1,370 1,369 971
Steps Point,
America Samoa
14°23'(S.) 170°46' Southwest 5,859 5,866 5,954
Orote Point, Guam 13°27' 144°37'(E.) Southwest 6,579 6,584 6,974
Kure Island, HI 28°25' 178°20' Southwest 4,142 4,148 4,486
Ka Lae, HI 18°55' 155°41' Southwest 3,463 3,470 3,664
Cape Mendocino, CA 40°26' 124°24' West 1,091 1,098 1,361
Cape Alava, WA 48°10' 124°44' West 1,018 1,024 1,414

*West of Castle Rock, Butte County, South Dakota. 44°58' N. - 103°46' W.
**Near Castle Rock, Butte County, South Dakota. 44°59' N. - 103°38' W.
***Near Lebanon, Smith County, Kansas. 39°50' N. - 98°35' W.

1General direction to Lake of the Woods Projection is north.
2General direction to West Quoddy Head is northeast.