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Nicknames of America 50 States

Published Monday, July 18, 2005

This week we will be looking on the nicknames of the 50 states of America. Below, they are listed in a table form showing the name of the state along with its related nickname. Check and see how many you had known. I am sure you will learn at least one nickname from the 50 states given.
Note: some state has multiple nicknames so, the most common or official nickname is listed first.
State               Nickname
Alabama Yellowhammer State; Heart of Dixie
Alaska The state is commonly called “The Last Frontier”
or “Land of the Midnight Sun”
Arizona Grand Canyon State
Arkansas The Natural State
California Golden State
Colorado Centennial State
Connecticut Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State
Delaware Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder
Florida Sunshine State (1970)
Georgia Peach State, Empire State of the South
Hawaii Aloha State (1959)
Idaho Gem State
Illinois Prairie State
Indiana Hoosier State
Iowa Hawkeye State
Kansas Sunflower State; Jayhawk State
Kentucky Bluegrass State
Louisiana Pelican State
Maine Pine Tree State
Maryland Free State; Old Line State
Massachusetts Bay State; Old Colony State
Michigan Wolverine State
Minnesota North Star State; Gopher State;
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Mississippi Magnolia State
Missouri Show-me State
Montana Treasure State
Nebraska Cornhusker State (1945); Beef State
Nevada Sagebrush State; Silver State;
Battle Born State
New Hampshire Granite State
New Jersey Garden State
New Mexico Land of Enchantment
New York Empire State
North Carolina Tar Heel State
North Dakota Sioux State; Flickertail State;
Peace Garden State; Rough Rider State
Ohio Buckeye State
Oklahoma Sooner State
Oregon Beaver State
Pennsylvania Keystone State
Rhode Island The Ocean State
South Carolina Palmetto State
South Dakota Mount Rushmore State; Coyote State
Tennessee Volunteer State
Texas Lone Star State
Utah Beehive State
Vermont Green Mountain State
Virginia The Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents
Washington Evergreen State
West Virginia Mountain State
Wisconsin Badger State
Wyoming Equality State

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At 10:01 AM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...
At 4:15 AM, Blogger R. Edmondson said...
At 2:49 PM, Blogger junebee said...

I am a Nigerian and I am learning about these nicknames for the first time. But could you also tell us the reasons for these nicknames?

Hello Orikinla Osinachi :)
I would be more than happy to give the reasons behind these nicknames. I will try to add this to the post by next week or sooner, depending on the time I have available.

If recent history continues, we will have to change FL to "The Hurricane State".

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