The Most Isolated Town In The United States

By Karen Harris
Canadian tourists enjoying sunset at Point Roberts beach in this photo from 1959. Source: (Photo by Carl Mydans/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Where is the most isolated town in the United States? No, it is not in the Alaskan tundra or on the desolate plains of North Dakota or alone on a tiny island near Hawaii. The most isolated town in the United States is in Washington. An oversight when the U.S. and the U.K. established the border between the United States and Canada left the southern tip of a Canadian peninsula dangling in U.S. territory. You cannot drive to this town, Point Roberts, Washington, from the U.S. without crossing two international borders! Let’s look at what life is like in Point Roberts, Washington, the most isolated town in the United States.