Trick Answer to the trick question:
[*] Alaska is the farthest northern state in the U.S. and because of the Aleutian Islands, which stretch across 1,200 miles and over the 180° meridian (aka Date Line) of longitude, it makes Alaska the most eastern and western state.
[*] As for the most southern state, that title goes to Hawaii.
Only considering the United States mainland, the 48 contiguous states, then we have the following results:
[*] Farthest Northern: Minnesota has the most northern point. Note that most U.S. maps are shown in a non-cylindrical projection (i.e. curved lines of latitude) which usually give the impression that Maine appears farther north than it really is.
[*] Farthest Southern: Florida
[*] Farthest Eastern: Maine
[*] Farthest Western: Washington
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