Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Noplace USA

Officially, I don’t have a hometown.  From Wikipedia: 
Wheaton [Maryland]'s boundaries are not officially defined.  The United States Census Bureau has not chosen to make Wheaton itself into a Census-Designated Place, but instead combines it with Glenmont into a single Wheaton-Glenmont CDP, centered at 39°3′N 77°3′W / 39.05°N 77.05°W / 39.05; -77.05, whose 2000 census population was 57,694. According to Rand McNally, the Greater Wheaton area (which extends beyond Wheaton-Glenmont CDP) had an estimated population of 134,800 in 2005.  The United States Geological Survey, however, does consider Wheaton as a place whose center is at latitude [show location on an interactive map] 39°2′23″N 77°3′20″W / 39.03972°N 77.05556°W / 39.03972; -77.05556.  The United States Postal Service has assigned Zip Code 20902 to Wheaton but the Wheaton Post Office is part of the Silver Spring area.  Downtown Wheaton can be found at the intersections of Veirs Mill Road (Md. Rt. 586), University Boulevard (Md. Rt. 193), and Georgia Avenue (Md. Rt. 97). 

The mind reels.

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