- Tri-state area
There are a number of places in the 48 contiguous
United Statesknown as tri-state areas where three states or holdings meet at one point (a tripoint), or in proximity to each other. The two most well-known are for the New York and Chicagometropolitan areas.
Tri-State Regionaround New York City is where New York, New Jersey, and Connecticutmeet. There is no tripoint, however, as Connecticut does not touch New Jersey. Chicago's tri-state region includes Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsinand is commonly referred to as Chicagoland. This tri-state region also does not have a tripoint since Indiana does not touch Wisconsin.
The "Joplin District" Lead-Zinc Mining region of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri produced mineral specimens famous throughout the world as "Tri-State" minerals.
Of the 62 points where three states join, there are 38 tripoints with markers on land in the United States. [cite web |url=http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/docs/parsell.pdf |title=Tri State Corners in the United States|publisher=Jack Parsell] They are:
*There are 18 tripoints between 1 US state and 2
Canadianprovinces or 2 US states and 1 Canadian province.
*There are 8 tripoints between 1 US state and 2
Mexicanstates or 2 US states and 1 Mexican state.
* [http://www.bjbsoftware.com/corners/docs/parsell.pdf Tripoint Guide]
* [http://www.public.asu.edu/~redsall/triplepoints/tripoints.htm The US Tri-Corner Home Page]
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