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SHORTEST - Street in the World - Bellefontaine, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mr. 0
N 40° 21.692 W 083° 45.840
17T E 265299 N 4471552
Quick Description: A small sign proclaims McKinley St. in Bellefontaine, Ohio to be the World's Shortest Street.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2007 8:58:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 175

Long Description:
An interesting, if not kitschy, superlative here. McKinley St. in Bellefontaine, Ohio is named for former president McKinley. This is also shown to be the shortest street in the world. By my estimate the street is probably 20-30' long. As shown in the picture, it's the road between the building and the railroad tracks. It runs from the yellow curb you see, to the yield sign, so really only about the width of the building standing there.

In doing an online search it seems that a town in Scotland has also laid claim to having the shortest street in the world, and Bellefontaine's homepage (linked below) claims it to be the shortest street in America now.

Type of documentation of superlative status: Sign

Location of coordinates: Bellefontaine, Ohio

Web Site: [Web Link]

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