I have a fascination with political boundaries, whether national, state/provincial, county, or town, but especially corners where three or more join together at a point. On my website I’ve compiled trip reports about a few of those locations. These would include the well know 4-Corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, along with the original West Cornerstone for the District of Columbia which now marks the common border point for Virginia’s Arlington County, Fairfax County, and the independent City of Falls Church.
It was with great enjoyment therefore that I recently stumbled across a website called “The Corner Corner.” I think the best way to describe this resource is to quote directly from its mission statement:
The Corner Corner documents, but cannot truly explain, the hobby of visiting locations like:
- Places where three or more states or provinces meet at a point.
- The northernmost, easternmost, southernmost, and westernmost points in states and provinces.
- Other prominent boundary junctions and corners.
The site is stripped down to its essentials and has an “old school” feel. It can be navigated easily and would be a great resource for anyone planning to visit a Corner or directional extremity. Many of the secondary pages contain links to pdf documents that describe in detail how to approach and reach each point.
I have to agree totally with the “cannot truly explain” comment. I’ve tried to do that with family members that I’ve dragged along on some of my Odd Geography adventures and about the best I can gain is grudging acceptance.