Cities in Two States

Texarkana, a city found in both Texas and Arkansas. Editorial credit: Alarax /
Texarkana, a city found in both Texas and Arkansas. Editorial credit: Alarax /

Cities in two states occur when two urban centers in different states are constructed close to each other. These urban centers then rapidly expand into each other. The cities may share resources such as water systems, transport facilities, and electricity. 

Cities in Two States

Bristol (Virginia and Tennessee) 

Bristol is a city located across the boundary line that separates Tennessee and Virginia. Bristol is estimated to accommodate a population of 26,702 people according to the 2010 census report. Bristol is well known for hosting some of the first recordings of country music. The US Congress recognizes Bristol as a place where country music was born. The country music museum and the Bristol Motor Speedway are also located in Bristol.

Texarkana (Arkansas and Texas) 

Texarkana is a town in Bowie County, Texas. The city is in far northeast Texas on the Texas-Arkansas boundary. The location is almost 180 miles from Dallas, Texas. Texarkana is a conjoined city with Texarkana, Arkansas. The city and its Arkansas correspondent form the basis of Texarkana metropolitan statistical area which focuses on Bowie and Miller County. The two cities are estimated to have a total population of 67,592 people. Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas at times function as one city only sharing the federal building and post office. 

Texhoma (Oklahoma and Texas) 

Texhoma is a city located south of Texas County, US. The city had an estimated population of 926 people. As at 2010, the city occupied a total area of 0.6 square miles. The city is situated at the intersection of State Highway 95 and the U.S highway 54 on the Oklahoma-Texas boundary. Texhoma is a shared city. The city is based around the rock island railroads that are spread throughout the area with most of its economy being drawn from livestock keeping activities.

Union City (Indiana and Ohio)

Union City is located on the boundary between Ohio and Indiana. The city is said to have been a stop along the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad, which was a predecessor of Pennsylvania Railroad. Union City was nicknamed the “Hub City” due to the fact that the two railroads crossed almost at the boundary of Ohio and Indiana. The city is estimated to have a total area of 2,209 square miles. The population is estimated to stand at 3,584. Union City has state boundary street separating the city into two municipals which only share a post office, power service, and telephone service.

The Benefit Of Cities In Two States

Cities that occur in two states have advantages that accompany them. The benefit is drawn from the fact that the cities can share resources such a power, water systems, transport systems, and telephone services. 

Cities in Two States

1BristolArkansas, Tennessee
2TexarkanaArkansas, Texas
3TexhomaOklahoma, Texas
4Union CityIndiana, Ohio

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