What are the Ohio rural areas like these days in terms of getting deliveries by services like UPS, FedEx, etc? Do they go everywhere there is a valid address? If you are close to some road, do you get something that looks like a street address? How have they done the statewide thing to handle 911 being able to identify everything to a location? How far in the boonies does one have to go before there is some major hassle to being able to access the goodies of civil society? Do most trucking freight delivery services go to rural areas or do they require a depot pickup? What has happened in terms of giving every house an address by number or unique ID? Is the Postal rural route system about like it was say 30 years ago? How do they handle package deliveries? Do a lot of more boonie folks still have to get a P.O. Box at some small town or use General Delivery postings? Do most mail boxes have address numbers or do they still use only names? How far out in the boonies do you have to go before communications with the real World become a problem? What do most more rural folks seem to use for Internet service? Are most boonie areas served by cell phones or are null areas common? Should be moving to Ohio in around May. Probably will rent something near my sister in Columbiana to start. Really want something pretty cheap in terms of land, maybe with some older fixer-upper buildings that could serve temporary while I decide what else to do. Looking to be a bit remote but still close enough to major population centers that a few hours drive can give some decent access to shopping, the material things ones wants. I am reasonably familar with all of Eastern Ohio, say east of Columbus. Some areas that I know very well, I flew over using the sat photo services and was pleased to see they have little signs of development. Doing web searches seems to be a fair amount of real estate in a price range I would find very attractive. Talked to my sister about a bunch of this but she never really seems to answer the questions. Probably won't know until I actually try it. Present situation offers nothing I want for the future. Time to take the money and run. Ohio seems to be a logical starting point, if that ain't the Promised Land. I don't want anything in the eastern states, probably nothing in FL or even the south. Only real areas under consideration are Ohio, Western PA, W.VA, KY, TN, maybe MS, AR. Really planning on finding something in OH, should be enough choices. A number of counties appear to actually be losing population according to the data.