U.S. States with the Most Borders

Name the U.S. states that border at least 6 other states.
Not counting states that only share a border via the Great Lakes
Not counting states that border on a single point
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Last updated: December 3, 2019
First submittedApril 30, 2014
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8 Borders
Missouri
Tennessee
7 Borders
Kentucky
6 Borders
Arkansas
Colorado
Idaho
Iowa
Nebraska
6 Borders
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Wyoming
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Level 46
Oct 27, 2019
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2019
I did terrible on this quiz the first time through because I was just so flabbergasted that Texas, Ohio, and New York didn’t make the list.
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2019
terribly* ;)
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2019
Apparently I’m terribly at grammar too...
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Level 44
Dec 4, 2019
I think terrible can be used as an adverb (in the US at least) although for formal writing its probably not wise
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2019
@DuncanWood It’s probably one of those things where I should know that it’s technically wrong and thus is only suitable for spoken English, but I just never thought about it before. Thankfully, the only formal papers I have to write nowadays are all scientific, so it’s very seldom that I even have the chance to mistakenly use such fun adjectives instead of their adverb counterparts.
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Level 51
Dec 3, 2019
Texas technically borders 8 states, counting the Mexican states it borders.
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2019
What about Utah? Does it not border Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico?
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2019
You're right, Utah's missing, tried it as well
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Level 57
Dec 3, 2019
We need Utah!
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2019
You guys are right...except the caveat clearly says this quiz doesn't count borders that are a single point (like Utah's is with New Mexico).
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2019
Why not though? That's imo an arbitrary restriction?
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Level 52
Dec 3, 2019
It does not count because the four corners do not count as border in this quiz.
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Level 61
Dec 3, 2019
I'm sorry but, if the quiz says "Not counting states that border on a single point", how does Colorado border 7 states? I mean, I could be seeing things wrong, but I only seem to count 6 states (WY, UT, NM, OK, KS and NE). Arizona is only at the corner, which would be a single point, therefore, not count as a state.
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Level ∞
Dec 3, 2019
This has been fixed, thanks.
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Level 33
Dec 3, 2019
Where is Utah ?
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Level 46
Dec 3, 2019
Utah has 6 borders, meaning it should be on this list
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Level 61
Dec 3, 2019
Nope, Utah has borders, not a considering the ones with just a single point, with only 5 states. New Mexico is just at the corner and so it doesn't count.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2020
it counts as a border
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Level 60
Dec 3, 2019
Pretty surprised about Texas not being here but I guess it only borders 4 states. It's definitely funny how some of the states with the longest borders (California, Texas, Alaska) border fewer states, but factoring in coastline and international borders it makes sense.