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Northernmost Point

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Northernmost Point

Does anyone know if Bellingham has any type of geographical marker that says its a northernmost spot?

According to Wikipedia, Sumas Washington is the northernmost incorporated point in the lower 48 states. I am visiting Bellingham in February, which looks to be a reasonable drive from Sumas. But Sumas appears to be quite a ghost town!

I've been unoffically trying to get to the most extreme points in the US. Hence, the reason for my question.

Thanks!

Green Valley...
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1. Re: Northernmost Point

You've looked at this? …wikipedia.org/wiki/…Northernmost

Blaine is north of B'ham, Sumas further north than Blaine, I believe.

Markers? Try the National Geodetic Survey site.

western WA
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2. Re: Northernmost Point

You should also go to Point Roberts if you're collecting oddities.

Point Roberts is part of Washington State, but you have to go through Canada to get to it. The border is the 49th parallel, and Point Roberts is a little bit of land on the far side of Semiahmoo Bay that goes below the line.

"A geopolitical oddity, Point Roberts is a part of the United States (that is not an island) that is not physically connected to it, making it a pene-exclave of the U.S."

western WA
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3. Re: Northernmost Point

Regarding a marker at Sumas, I would ask this guy.

http://www.astonisher.com/

He appears to have once published a local paper and to know quite a bit about the town.

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Northernmost Point

Well, that's an interesting bit of trivia. I wouldn't have expected that to be the case. Sumas is really just a border crossing, with a few services to support it. Abbotsford on the Canadian side is much busier.

Why would you expect to find a marker in Bellingham when its not the northernmost spot?

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5. Re: Northernmost Point

Bellingham itself does not have a maker that it is a northern most point we have a bunch of other markers, but not for that. Blaine and Sumas are the nothernmost points. (I think Point Roberts is slightly lower). Sumas isn't a ghost town, it is a small town with most of the population out on small farms.

It is a short drive here from Sumas - in fact when the exchange rate is in our favor we go thru there on the way to White Rock for dinner.

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