Which States Border the Most Other States?

In the United States, Tennessee and Missouri border the most number of states, each sharing land boundaries with eight other states. Tennessee’s neighboring states include Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Missouri, meanwhile, is adjacent to Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas and Kentucky.

Tennessee spans a total area of around 41,220 square miles. The state is divided into three geopolitical regions including West Tennessee, East Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. Missouri, on the other hand, has around 68,898 square miles of land territories. Tennessee’s geographic center is located in Rutherford County, while Missouri’s is in Miller County.