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Extreme Distances (computed to mean sea level)

From To Statute
Miles
West Quoddy Head, ME, along the parallel Pacific Ocean 2,742
West Quoddy Head, ME Cape Wrangell, AK 4,831
West Quoddy Head, ME Kure Island, Hawaii 5,797
West Quoddy Head, ME Point Arena, CA (farthest points, 48 States) 2,892
Log Point, Elliot Key, FL Kure Island, Hawaii (farthest points, 50 States) 5,859
Log Point, Elliot Key, FL Cape Wrangell, AK 5,505
Soldier Key, FL Kure Island, Hawaii 5,859
Soldier Key, FL Cape Wrangell, AK 5,503
Rivera Beach, FL Kure Island, Hawaii 5,823
East Point, St. Croix, VI Cape Wrangell, AK 6,501
East Point, St. Croix, VI Orote Point, Guam (longest distance including outlying areas) 9,514
Approximately 10 miles south of Brunswick, GA Approximately 12 miles south of San Diego, CA (shortest coast-to-coast distance, 48 States) 2,089
North end of ME-New Brunswick, Canada boundary Orote Point, Guam 7,747
Point Barrow, AK Steps Point, Tutuila Island, American Samoa 5,971
Southern Point of TX, due north 49th parallel 1,602
West point of Amatignak Island, AK Pochnoi Point, Semisopochnoi Island, AK (distance between the most easterly and the most westerly points in the United States with reference to the 180° meridan) 63