Wandering to Geographical Points of Interest in the United States

Our wandering has taken us to some memorable geographical points of interest in the United States.

 

West Quaddy Light is located on the easternmost point in the U. S.
West Quaddy Light in Maine is located on the easternmost point in the U. S.
Kilauea Point Lighthouse on Kauai is the westernmost lighthouse in the United States
Kilauea Point Lighthouse on Kauai in Hawaii is the westernmost lighthouse in the United States
Anchor Point is the most westerly highway point in North America
Anchor Point, Alaska is the most westerly highway point on a continuous road system in North America
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Southernmost Point in the Continental United States in Key West, Florida
Mile Marker Zero of U. S. 1 in Key West
The end of U. S. Highway 1 is Mile Marker Zero in Key West, Florida
Start of U.S 1 in Fort Kent, Maine
Start of U.S 1 in Fort Kent, Maine
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End of U.S. Hwy 80. The highway originally went from the west coast in San Diego, CA to the east coast in Tybee Island, GA but now goes from Dallas, TX to Tybee Island.
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Belle Fourche, South Dakota, is the Geographic Center of the United States
Four Corners - States of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada
Four Corners – the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada meet here. It is the only place in the U.S. shared by four states
Beautiful Mt. McKinley
In Alaska, Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), at 20,320 feet tall is the tallest mountain in North America
At the Arctic Circle at last!
The Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway in Alaska
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We’ve crossed the Continental Divide numerous times during our travels
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The Eastern Continental Divide runs through Black Rock Mountain State Park in Georgia

Although these next points aren’t the most extreme in the U.S., they are the farthest directional points we visited.

In Coldfoot at the visitor's center
The farthest north we traveled was the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot, Alaska
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The most northwestern continental U.S. location we visited was Ruby Beach, Washington
Point Loma in Cabrillo National Monument
The most southwestern location we visited in the continental U.S. was Cabrillo National Monument, California.

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16 thoughts on “Wandering to Geographical Points of Interest in the United States

  1. Impressive! These pictures represent many, many miles in your travels. I truly enjoy your photographs. It has been delightful to “accompany” you on your trips.
    Of these places, I’ve been to three: Four Corners, the western Continental Divide (once on foot on a hike in Colo.), and Cabrillio Point. I was too young to remember much about Alaska, but we lived on Elmendorf AFB, and Dad made me half an igloo and an ice skating rink. I have pictures to prove it! We picnicked on the Kenai peninsula by a glacial lake and with bears fishing on the opposite shore waaaay off!

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  2. I love this post Beth. We have a similar photo at the Arctic Circle sign with Zoe, instead of Blondie, of course. Those dogs of ours were well-traveled, weren’t they? Of all the lighthouses I’ve seen, I think Kilauea may be my favorite!

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    1. Kilauea is beautiful sitting out on that point, isn’t it? We didn’t know until we got there that it was the westernmost lighthouse in the U.S. Yes, our dogs really were well traveled. Blondie was a wonderful travel companion and we had fun letting her swim in so many different bodies of water.

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      1. Of course! Thanks for posting about interesting content:) I absolutely loved visiting the Dry Tortugas! So glad you’ve gone before. I highly recommend traveling by Seaplane next time. I know it’s more expensive, but the experience was so well worth it!

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