Off the beaten Interstate path



Below is a list of the larger communities in each state (when applicable) that are not located along America’s Interstate Highway system. Metropolitan Fresno, California with approximately one million residents is the largest individual urban in the United States which is not situated on or in close proximity to an existing or a currently planned Interstate Highway.

  • Alabama – Dothan and Florence-Muscle Shoals
  • Alaska – the entire state
  • Arizona – Prescott and Sierra Vista
  • Arkansas – El Dorado
  • California – Fresno, Modesto, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Salinas, Monterey, Seaside, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Chico, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo
  • Colorado – Greeley and Durango
  • Connecticut – Torrington and Storrs
  • Delaware – Dover
  • Florida – Panama City and Key West
  • Georgia – Athens, Albany, Rome, and Waycross
  • Hawaii – all of the state but Oahu
  • Idaho – Lewiston
  • Illinois – Carbondale and Freeport
  • Indiana – Kokomo and Vincennes
  • Iowa – Burlington, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, and Ottumwa
  • Kansas – Hutchinson, Atchison, Pittsburg, and Dodge City
  • Kentucky – Owensboro, Maysville, and Pikeville
  • Louisiana – DeRidder and Leesville
  • Maine – Caribou and Presque Isle
  • Maryland – Salisbury and Ocean City
  • Massachusetts – Brockton and Plymouth
  • Michigan – Traverse City, Marquette, and Alpena
  • Minnesota – Mankato, Bemidji, and Winona
  • Mississippi – Greenville, Columbus, Starkville, and Natchez
  • Missouri – Jefferson City, Kirksville, and Sedalia
  • Montana – Kalispell
  • Nebraska – Columbus, Fremont, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff
  • Nevada – Carson City
  • New Hampshire – Keene, Rochester, and Somersworth
  • New Jersey – Atlantic City, Long Branch, Millville, and Vineland
  • New Mexico – Roswell, Farmington, Clovis, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Artesia, and Portales
  • New York – Ithaca
  • North Carolina – Greenville, Jacksonville, and Boone
  • North Dakota – Minot and Williston
  • Ohio – Athens, East Liverpool, Portsmouth, and Steubenville
  • Oklahoma – Enid, Muskogee, and McAlester
  • Oregon – Bend, Coos Bay, and Astoria
  • Pennsylvania – Lancaster and Johnstown
  • Rhode Island – Newport
  • South Carolina – Myrtle Beach and Sumter
  • South Dakota – Aberdeen, Huron, and Yankton
  • Tennessee – Columbia
  • Texas – Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and San Angelo
  • Utah – Logan, Moab, and Price
  • Vermont – Bennington and Rutland
  • Virginia – Lynchburg
  • Washington – Walla Walla, Wenatchee, and Aberdeen
  • West Virginia – Elkins and Weirton
  • Wisconsin – Appleton, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, and Rhinelander
  • Wyoming – Cody
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2 Responses to Off the beaten Interstate path

  1. Yves Boquet says:

    Is it legitimate to talk about “Interstate” highway in Hawaii ? To what state can your drive from Hawaii ? Even if the financing is federal for the short portion of expressway on Oahu…


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