U.S. Panhandles

According to National Geographic, there are 9 states that have a "panhandle". Can you name them all?
To make it easier, we give you the most populous city in each state's panhandle
One state has two panhandles!
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Last updated: October 6, 2019
First submittedJune 5, 2017
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City
State
Amarillo
Texas
Coeur d'Alene
Idaho
Guymon
Oklahoma
Hagerstown
Maryland
Juneau
Alaska
City
State
Scottsbluff
Nebraska
Stamford
Connecticut
Tallahassee
Florida
Martinsburg
West Virginia
Wheeling
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2017
Finally: a category in which West Virginia comes out on top. Go, Mountaineers!
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Level 62
Oct 6, 2019
I can think of plenty of categories where West Virginia comes out on top, For example: lowest GDP, least educated, most coal dependent to name a few.
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2019
Don't forget population decline...
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Level 84
Oct 6, 2019
Biggest Trump victory margin...
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2019
Most western Virginia.
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2019
Actually virginia is the most western virginia. It extends further west than west virginia.
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Level 68
Dec 30, 2019
Most northern Virginia.
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2019
Utah?
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2019
OK's the only one that I'd call a panhandle, on the grounds that the state does more or less look like a pan with a handle.
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Level 71
Oct 9, 2019
If I got a pan shaped like Connecticut, I'd be like, how do I hold this thing?
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Level 70
Oct 18, 2019
Gotta be the first quiz I've ever taken that had Guymon on it. :-)
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Level 73
Oct 20, 2019
As a non-native English speaker, I randomly typed states wondering what the hell a panhandle was referring to a state haha
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Level 68
Oct 23, 2019
The panhandles of Nebraska, Connecticut and Texas aren't really panhandles. Especially Nebraska's one
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Level 28
Dec 30, 2019
The definition of a panhandle is "a narrow strip of territory projecting from the main territory of one state into another state."

which makes them all panhandles. if any thing Massachusetts or Virginia should be one instead of Connecticut.

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Level 66
Dec 30, 2019
The fact that this list includes Nebraska but excludes Virginia and North Carolina is baffling. I read the source article and there is no true standard for identifying a panhandle. It seems like it's just one authority's opinion, and I don't think that authority spent a ton of time thinking it out. New Hampshire also has an eastern panhandle similar to Connecticut's western one, and Massachusetts has the southeast panhandle, which leads to the capes. This whole exercise is suspect, but it's not really a question of consequence, so who cares, I suppose. If nothing else, the quiz got me to look at these states more closely.
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2019
I feel like the El Paso part of Texas is more of a panhandle than the Amarillo part.
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Level 66
Dec 30, 2019
Oh, wow. I didn't even notice that it listed the northern part. I agree. I always think of the Texas panhandle as the western part.
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Level 78
Dec 30, 2019
Just personal opinion, but I think this would have been better without the clues. Fun quiz, though.
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Level 73
Dec 30, 2019
Virginia, definitely.
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Level 47
Jan 2, 2020
How about Missouri? If Connecticut's "panhandle" counts, Missouri's does to
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Level 58
Jan 7, 2020
7/9 happy with that considering five were guesses
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Level 47
Apr 2, 2020
i wouldnt consider nebraska as having a panhandle. And if connecticut counts, so does Iowa.