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    Currently live about 4 hours away but will be moving within an hour from the home farm here in the next week.


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    589 miles from Cincinnati. And I still miss Skyline, White castle, and goetta, but had my Skyline fix in March.



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    About 45 miles from doorstep to doorstep.


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    472 miles. Born in Indianapolis, live in Des Moines.



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    Born on Long Island, NY


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    Born in Pierre, SD. I lived in Ft. Dodge and Ankeny growing up. I now live outside a town that is about 40 miles away from Pierre.



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    714 Miles. Wichita Falls, TX - Ames


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    Re: How far away do you live from your birthplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Is your birthplace the town where the hospital you were born in is located, or is it where your parents lived at the time? I was born in Osage, but my parents never lived there. They lived in the country between two much smaller towns that didn't have medical facilities. Osage was the closest hospital, and the location of my actual birth, but it was never my hometown.

    So, in terms of miles to the hospital, I live 40.8 miles from the exact building (Mitchell County Hospital) I was born in.

    I live 34 miles from the farm I grew up on.

    Interestingly enough, despite being that close, and being in the same state, one could make the argument that I live in a different region than where I was born (NE IA v. NC IA; hills v. flatlands).
    I put my answer in before I read the thread. I'm in the same boat. My birth certificate says Covina, CA, which actually doesn't exist any more. It's now West Covina. However, my family lived in Azusa, which was too small to have its own hospital at the time (1955).



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    320 miles or so. From Des Moines to Schaumburg, IL.



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    997 miles.



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    Why are so many people using miles for the distance. You all know that hours/minutes is the only acceptable measurement of distance used in Iowa.


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    Re: How far away do you live from your birthplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    Why are so many people using miles for the distance. You all know that hours/minutes is the only acceptable measurement of distance used in Iowa.
    Good point 10-11 hours depending on traffic/route taken.



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    Back home after graduation


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    Re: How far away do you live from your birthplace?

    It's FARTHER, not Further..and I'm 2,067 miles away.



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    Re: How far away do you live from your birthplace?

    Born in St. Joseph, MO. Moved to Detroit, MI area then Colorado Springs, CO then Maryland/Delaware, then Colorado Springs, CO again then Cleveland, OH area then Indianapolis, IN and now Omaha, NE. So all that moving around and I am back to about 135 miles from my hometown.



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