US Exreme Points Continental Divide
US High Low Elevations Latitude Longitude
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Extreme Points of the United States (50 States)

Distance 1 Extreme point Latitude Longitude mi. km
Northernmost point: Point Barrow, Alaska 71°23' N 156°29' W 2,507 4,034
Easternmost point: West Quoddy Head, Maine 44°49' N 66°57' W 1,788 2,997
Southernmost point: Ka Lae (South Cape), Hawaii 18°55' N 155°41' W 3,463 5,573
Westernmost point: Cape Wrangell, Alaska (Attu Island) 52°55' N 172°27' E 3,625 5,833

 

Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States

State Elevation
(ft.) 1 Highest point Elevation
(ft.) Lowest point Elevation
(ft.)
Alabama 500 Cheaha Mountain 2,405 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Alaska 1,900 Mt. McKinley 20,320 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Arizona 4,100 Humphreys Peak 12,633 Colorado River 70
Arkansas 650 Magazine Mountain 2,753 Ouachita River 55
California 2,900 Mt. Whitney 14,494 Death Valley –282 2
Colorado 6,800 Mt. Elbert 14,433 Arkansas River 3,350
Connecticut 500 Mt. Frissell,
  on south slope
2,380 Long Island Sound Sea level
Delaware 60 Ebright Road,
  Del.–Pa. state line
448 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
D.C. 150 Tenleytown,
  at Reno Reservoir
410 Potomac River 1
Florida 100 Sec. 30, T6N, R20W,
  Walton County
345 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Georgia 600 Brasstown Bald 4,784 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Hawaii 3,030 Puu Wekiu, Mauna Kea 13,796 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Idaho 5,000 Borah Peak 12,662 Snake River 710
Illinois 600 Charles Mound 1,235 Mississippi River 279
Indiana 700 Franklin Township,
  Wayne County
1,257 Ohio River 320
Iowa 1,100 Sec. 29, T100N, R41W,
  Osceola County
1,670 Mississippi River 480
Kansas 2,000 Mt. Sunflower 4,039 Verdigris River 679
Kentucky 750 Black Mountain 4,139 Mississippi River 257
Louisiana 100 Driskill Mountain 535 New Orleans –8 2
Maine 600 Mt. Katahdin 5,267 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Maryland 350 Backbone Mountain 3,360 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Massachusetts 500 Mt. Greylock 3,487 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Michigan 900 Mt. Arvon 1,979 Lake Erie 572
Minnesota 1,200 Eagle Mountain 2,301 Lake Superior 600
Mississippi 300 Woodall Mountain 806 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Missouri 800 Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 St. Francis River 230
Montana 3,400 Granite Peak 12,799 Kootenai River 1,800
Nebraska 2,600 Johnson Township,
  Kimball County
5,424 Missouri River 840
Nevada 5,500 Boundary Peak 13,140 Colorado River 479
New Hampshire 1,000 Mt. Washington 6,288 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
New Jersey 250 High Point 1,803 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
New Mexico 5,700 Wheeler Peak 13,161 Red Bluff Reservoir 2,842
New York 1,000 Mt. Marcy 5,344 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
North Carolina 700 Mt. Mitchell 6,684 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
North Dakota 1,900 White Butte 3,506 Red River 750
Ohio 850 Campbell Hill 1,549 Ohio River 455
Oklahoma 1,300 Black Mesa 4,973 Little River 289
Oregon 3,300 Mt. Hood 11,239 Pacific Ocean Sea level
Pennsylvania 1,100 Mt. Davis 3,213 Delaware River Sea level
Rhode Island 200 Jerimoth Hill 812 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
South Carolina 350 Sassafras Mountain 3,560 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
South Dakota 2,200 Harney Peak 7,242 Big Stone Lake 966
Tennessee 900 Clingmans Dome 6,643 Mississippi River 178
Texas 1,700 Guadalupe Peak 8,749 Gulf of Mexico Sea level
Utah 6,100 Kings Peak 13,528 Beaverdam Wash 2,000
Vermont 1,000 Mt. Mansfield 4,393 Lake Champlain 95
Virginia 950 Mt. Rogers 5,729 Atlantic Ocean Sea level
Washington 1,700 Mt. Rainier 14,410 Pacific Ocean Sea level
West Virginia 1,500 Spruce Knob 4,861 Potomac River 240
Wisconsin 1,050 Timms Hill 1,951 Lake Michigan 579
Wyoming 6,700 Gannett Peak 13,804 Belle Fourche River 3,099
United States 2,500 Mt. McKinley (Alaska) 20,320 Death Valley (California) –282 2

 

    Misc. Facts

Highest point: Mount McKinley, Alaska 20,320 ft. (6,198 m)
Lowest point: Death Valley, Calif. 282 ft. (86 m) below sea level
Approximate mean elevation 2,500 ft. (763 m)
Points farthest apart (50 states): Log Point, Elliot Key, Fla.,
  and Kure Island, Hawaii
5,859 mi. (9,429 km)
Geographic center (50 states): in Butte County, S.D. (west of Castle Rock) 44°58'N lat.103°46'W long.
Geographic center (48 conterminous states): in Smith County, Kan. (near Lebanon) 39°50'N lat. 98°35'W long.
Boundaries:
 Between Alaska and Canada 1,538 mi. (2,475 km)
 Between the 48 conterminous states and Canada (incl. the Great Lakes) 3,987 mi. (6,416 km)
 Between the United States and Mexico 1,933 mi. (3,111 km)

 

The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide is a ridge of high ground that runs irregularly north and south through the Rocky Mountains and separates eastward-flowing from westward-flowing streams. The waters that flow eastward empty into the Atlantic Ocean, chiefly by way of the Gulf of Mexico; those that flow westward empty into the Pacific. Every continent with the exception of Antarctica has a continental divide.

 

 

Latitude and Longitude of some US Cities

Lat. Long. City ° ' ° ' Time
Albany, N.Y. 42 40 73 45 12:00 noon
Albuquerque, N.M. 35 05 106 39 10:00 a.m.
Amarillo, Tex. 35 11 101 50 11:00 a.m.
Anchorage, Alaska 61 13 149 54 8:00 a.m.
Atlanta, Ga. 33 45 84 23 12:00 noon
Austin, Tex. 30 16 97 44 11:00 a.m.
Baker, Ore. 44 47 117 50 9:00 a.m.
Baltimore, Md. 39 18 76 38 12:00 noon
Bangor, Maine 44 48 68 47 12:00 noon
Birmingham, Ala. 33 30 86 50 11:00 a.m.
Bismarck, N.D. 46 48 100 47 11:00 a.m.
Boise, Idaho 43 36 116 13 10:00 a.m.
Boston, Mass. 42 21 71 5 12:00 noon
Buffalo, N.Y. 42 55 78 50 12:00 noon
Calgary, Alba., Can. 51 1 114 1 10:00 a.m.
Carlsbad, N.M. 32 26 104 15 10:00 a.m.
Charleston, S.C. 32 47 79 56 12:00 noon
Charleston, W. Va. 38 21 81 38 12:00 noon
Charlotte, N.C. 35 14 80 50 12:00 noon
Cheyenne, Wyo. 41 9 104 52 10:00 a.m.
Chicago, Ill. 41 50 87 37 11:00 a.m.
Cincinnati, Ohio 39 8 84 30 12:00 noon
Cleveland, Ohio 41 28 81 37 12:00 noon
Columbia, S.C. 34 0 81 2 12:00 noon
Columbus, Ohio 40 0 83 1 12:00 noon
Dallas, Tex. 32 46 96 46 11:00 a.m.
Denver, Colo. 39 45 105 0 10:00 a.m.
Des Moines, Iowa 41 35 93 37 11:00 a.m.
Detroit, Mich. 42 20 83 3 12:00 noon
Dubuque, Iowa 42 31 90 40 11:00 a.m.
Duluth, Minn. 46 49 92 5 11:00 a.m.
Eastport, Maine 44 54 67 0 12:00 noon
Edmonton, Alb., Can. 53 34 113 28 10:00 a.m.
El Centro, Calif. 32 38 115 33 9:00 a.m.
El Paso, Tex. 31 46 106 29 10:00 a.m.
Eugene, Ore. 44 3 123 5 9:00 a.m.
Fargo, N.D. 46 52 96 48 11:00 a.m.
Flagstaff, Ariz. 35 13 111 41 10:00 a.m.
Fort Worth, Tex. 32 43 97 19 11:00 a.m.
Fresno, Calif. 36 44 119 48 9:00 a.m.
Grand Junction, Colo. 39 5 108 33 10:00 a.m.
Grand Rapids, Mich. 42 58 85 40 12:00 noon
Havre, Mont. 48 33 109 43 10:00 a.m.
Helena, Mont. 46 35 112 2 10:00 a.m.
Honolulu, Hawaii 21 18 157 50 7:00 a.m.
Hot Springs, Ark. 34 31 93 3 11:00 a.m.
Houston, Tex. 29 45 95 21 11:00 a.m.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 43 30 112 1 10:00 a.m.
Indianapolis, Ind. 39 46 86 10 12:00 noon
Jackson, Miss. 32 20 90 12 11:00 a.m.
Jacksonville, Fla. 30 22 81 40 12:00 noon
Juneau, Alaska 58 18 134 24 8:00 a.m.
Kansas City, Mo. 39 6 94 35 11:00 a.m.
Key West, Fla. 24 33 81 48 12:00 noon
Kingston, Ont., Can. 44 15 76 30 12:00 noon
Klamath Falls, Ore. 42 10 121 44 9:00 a.m.
Knoxville, Tenn. 35 57 83 56 12:00 noon
Las Vegas, Nev. 36 10 115 12 9:00 a.m.
Lewiston, Idaho 46 24 117 2 9:00 a.m.
Lincoln, Neb. 40 50 96 40 11:00 a.m.
London, Ont., Can. 43 2 81 34 12:00 noon
Long Beach, Calif. 33 46 118 11 9:00 a.m.
Los Angeles, Calif. 34 3 118 15 9:00 a.m.
Louisville, Ky. 38 15 85 46 12:00 noon
Manchester, N.H. 43 0 71 30 12:00 noon
Memphis, Tenn. 35 9 90 3 11:00 a.m.
Miami, Fla. 25 46 80 12 12:00 noon
Milwaukee, Wis. 43 2 87 55 11:00 a.m.
Minneapolis, Minn. 44 59 93 14 11:00 a.m.
Mobile, Ala. 30 42 88 3 11:00 a.m.
Montgomery, Ala. 32 21 86 18 11:00 a.m.
Montpelier, Vt. 44 15 72 32 12:00 noon
Montreal, Que., Can. 45 30 73 35 12:00 noon
Moose Jaw, Sask., Can. 50 37 105 31 11:00 a.m.
Nashville, Tenn. 36 10 86 47 11:00 a.m.
Nelson, B.C., Can. 49 30 117 17 9:00 a.m.
Newark, N.J. 40 44 74 10 12:00 noon
New Haven, Conn. 41 19 72 55 12:00 noon
New Orleans, La. 29 57 90 4 11:00 a.m.
New York, N.Y. 40 47 73 58 12:00 noon
Nome, Alaska 64 25 165 30 8:00 a.m.
Oakland, Calif. 37 48 122 16 9:00 a.m.
Oklahoma City, Okla. 35 26 97 28 11:00 a.m.
Omaha, Neb. 41 15 95 56 11:00 a.m.
Ottawa, Ont., Can. 45 24 75 43 12:00 noon
Philadelphia, Pa. 39 57 75 10 12:00 noon
Phoenix, Ariz. 33 29 112 4 10:00 a.m.
Pierre, S.D. 44 22 100 21 11:00 a.m.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 40 27 79 57 12:00 noon
Portland, Maine 43 40 70 15 12:00 noon
Portland, Ore. 45 31 122 41 9:00 a.m.
Providence, R.I. 41 50 71 24 12:00 noon
Quebec, Que., Can. 46 49 71 11 12:00 noon
Raleigh, N.C. 35 46 78 39 12:00 noon
Reno, Nev. 39 30 119 49 9:00 a.m.
Richfield, Utah 38 46 112 5 10:00 a.m.
Richmond, Va. 37 33 77 29 12:00 noon
Roanoke, Va. 37 17 79 57 12:00 noon
Sacramento, Calif. 38 35 121 30 9:00 a.m.
St. John, N.B., Can. 45 18 66 10 1:00 p.m.
St. Louis, Mo. 38 35 90 12 11:00 a.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah 40 46 111 54 10:00 a.m.
San Antonio, Tex. 29 23 98 33 11:00 a.m.
San Diego, Calif. 32 42 117 10 9:00 a.m.
San Francisco, Calif. 37 47 122 26 9:00 a.m.
San Jose, Calif. 37 20 121 53 9:00 a.m.
San Juan, P.R. 18 30 66 10 1:00 p.m.
Santa Fe, N.M. 35 41 105 57 10:00 a.m.
Savannah, Ga. 32 5 81 5 12:00 noon
Seattle, Wash. 47 37 122 20 9:00 a.m.
Shreveport, La. 32 28 93 42 11:00 a.m.
Sioux Falls, S.D. 43 33 96 44 11:00 a.m.
Sitka, Alaska 57 10 135 15 8:00 a.m.
Spokane, Wash. 47 40 117 26 9:00 a.m.
Springfield, Ill. 39 48 89 38 11:00 a.m.
Springfield, Mass. 42 6 72 34 12:00 noon
Springfield, Mo. 37 13 93 17 11:00 a.m.
Syracuse, N.Y. 43 2 76 8 12:00 noon
Tampa, Fla. 27 57 82 27 12:00 noon
Toledo, Ohio 41 39 83 33 12:00 noon
Toronto, Ont., Can. 43 40 79 24 12:00 noon
Tulsa, Okla. 36 09 95 59 11:00 a.m.
Vancouver, B.C., Can. 49 13 123 06 9:00 a.m.
Victoria, B.C., Can. 48 25 123 21 9:00 a.m.
Virginia Beach, Va. 36 51 75 58 12:00 noon
Washington, D.C. 38 53 77 02 12:00 noon
Wichita, Kan. 37 43 97 17 11:00 a.m.
Wilmington, N.C. 34 14 77 57 12:00 noon
Winnipeg, Man., Can. 49 54 97 7 11:00 a.m.