U.S. States along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast

Name all Atlantic states of the US in order, moving along the coast from the Canadian to the Mexican border.
Answer must correspond to yellow box
Each state only appears once, even if there are multiple interrupted shorelines
Quiz by katalina
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Last updated: April 15, 2017
First submittedApril 4, 2017
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State
Maine
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
State
New Jersey
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
State
Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2017
Does Pennsylvania not count?
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2017
Pennsylvania doesn't quite make it to the shore...:)
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Level 72
Oct 20, 2020
I tried Pennsylvania after NY because I was convinced Philly had a coastline. I guess it's just a river estuary, rather like London isn't coastal either. EDIT: I just checked and apparently, the salt line on the Delaware river is considered to be around Wilmington, and as Philadelphia is further upriver, it is not considered a coastal city, and therefore PA is not a coastal state.
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Level 82
May 15, 2021
It's slightly tricky because it comes extremely close to touching the sea, only blocked by the semi-circular tract of land around Wilmington, Delaware. And if you continue following the Delaware River south from Philadelphia it very quickly widens into the Delaware Bay and then the Atlantic Ocean. The exact spot where the river turns into a bay or inlet is, of course, somewhat arbitrary. But in this case it's understood to not happen on the border of Pennsylvania.
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Level 81
Apr 21, 2017
The second column is considerably easier as the states are bigger. The first one is full of small ones where usually it is enough to know "somewhere there" and not the exact order.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2017
I take it you're not a Rhode islander then?
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Level 64
Apr 24, 2017
I really wanted Pennsylvania to be on the ocean. Curse my faulty geography.
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2017
Can you specify that it's from north to south, I wasted way too much time trying to figure out why Texas wasn't working as the first answer.
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Level 55
Jul 9, 2017
It's written just below the title: "from the Canadian to the Mexican border":)
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Level 61
Jul 9, 2017
Nice job adding the order to it to make it more challenging. It was dead easy for me, being an east coaster, but I can imagine it presents a bit of a challenge to those who are not.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2017
I just spent about an hour in Maine (leaving right now) as a side trip from New Hampshire before heading home. With that I have been to every Atlantic state!!
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Level 85
Jul 7, 2018
You didn't see the real Maine if you only got 30 minutes deep into before bailing.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2018
Ayuh!
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Level 65
May 14, 2021
Happy to say that since this comment I have in fact returned to Maine for a longer period of time
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Level 32
May 14, 2021
pog
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Level 53
May 15, 2021
You need to be in Maine for at least a day for it to count.
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Level 49
Jul 10, 2017
100% from someone who has lived their whole life in Hawai'i; I'm amused and impressed with myself!
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Level 63
Jul 10, 2017
100% with 1:20 left :)
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Level 53
May 15, 2021
Me and my flimsy fingers (try saying that 10 times fast!) could not get me with over 53 seconds remaining.
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Level 41
Jul 10, 2017
why the yellow box ,that was a bad call
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2017
It is supposed to be in order, you can't just guess the states because you would get 100% without doing it in the right order. Your comment was a bad call.
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Level 56
Sep 29, 2019
Yeah, if people are confused rather than troll it out, mabes just make title clear it up (for us dummies if that makes it easier :)

Hugz!

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Level 61
Jul 31, 2017
I grew up in one of these states (a Southern one) and had no idea until today that New Hampshire had a coast. At all. My world just changed.
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Level 68
Aug 14, 2017
+1. I only got New Hampshire due to trial and error.
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Level 58
Jul 1, 2018
We only have a total of 12 miles, but we love it!
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2019
And a very lovely 12 miles it is! When I lived in Boston, we routinely went up to NH to go to the beach, because frankly, most of our beaches in MA were like Superfund sites ;-)
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2017
Why do you have yellow box????!!!!!
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Level 53
Dec 18, 2017
Why don't you read the instructions????!!!!
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Level 85
Jul 7, 2018
Why do your ? and ! keys stick?
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Level 53
May 15, 2021
Ah, the many questions of life
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Level 45
Apr 5, 2019
Too much time, I finished in 30 seconds...
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Level 56
Sep 29, 2019
Nice quiz but user-friendly-wise you might add NORTH to SOUTH in title rather than in second line of description.

Or not. Friendly suggestion.

Cheers!

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Level 55
Oct 2, 2019
Thanks, especially for the feedback! If Quizmaster agrees why not?
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Level 53
May 14, 2021
I think that it would be cool if you added all states, including each part (e.g. have maryland twice). Just a thought!
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Level 53
May 15, 2021
Totally and fully agree!
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Level 52
May 14, 2021
I could've sworn PA had a coastline!
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Level 90
May 14, 2021
It does on Lake Erie, just not on the Atlantic.
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Level 43
May 17, 2021
woo, all in order first try