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U.S. States by Alternate Nickname

We give you two un-official or prior nicknames. You guess the state.
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Last updated: June 10, 2019
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Nicknames
State
Mormon State, Friendly State
Utah
Pineapple State, Rainbow State
Hawaii
Creole State, Fisherman's Paradise
Louisiana
Razorback State, Hot Springs State
Arkansas
Heart of Dixie, Cotton State
Alabama
Bear Republic, El Dorado State
California
Corporate Capital, Blue Hen State
Delaware
Land of Lincoln, Corn State
Illinois
Orange State, Alligator State
Florida
Spud State, Gem of the Mountains
Idaho
Chesapeake State, Terrapin State
Maryland
Mother of Modern Presidents,
Birthplace of Aviation
Ohio
Nicknames
State
Baked Bean State, Pilgrim State
Massachusetts
Mitten State, Wolverine State
Michigan
Big Sky Country, The Last Best Place
Montana
Rough Rider State, Sioux State
North Dakota
Liberty Bell State, Quaker State
Pennsylvania
Apache State, Copper State
Arizona
Highest State, Columbine State
Colorado
Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State
Minnesota
Mother of Presidents, The Commonwealth
Virginia
Bellwether State, Ozark State
Missouri
Land of the Midnight Sun, Seward's Folly
Alaska
The Crossroads of the Revolution,
Tomato State
New Jersey
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level 33
Jan 7, 2013
Get out--I guessed them all...and with 2:22 left on the clock!
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level 51
Jan 8, 2013
Did it with 1:10 left. That makes me happy, happy, happy!
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level 56
Jun 27, 2013
many of these are very obscure
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level 75
Dec 21, 2013
100% with 2:25 left. nice quiz!
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level 34
Mar 3, 2014
Wisconsin is Cheese State. Add it!
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level 67
Mar 15, 2014
Massachusetts is the Bay State.
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level ∞
Jun 10, 2019
That is its official nickname, yes
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level 66
Feb 13, 2015
I think calling Colorado the Columbine state is pretty disrespectful, not to mention kind of morbid
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level 55
Apr 13, 2015
You do realize that columbine is a flower, right?
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level 65
Nov 15, 2018
It is our state flower, not disrespectful at all.
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level 70
Jun 17, 2019
Maybe he doesn’t realize that high schools are named after things? Anyway, Rocky Mountain Columbines are gorgeous, especially growing wild in the mountains… alas. I am homesick now.
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level 28
Dec 17, 2015
How is Texas only at 33%!?!?
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level 54
May 13, 2017
Because everyone knows that Texas is known as "The Lone Star State". It makes sense that Texas would be referred to that way here.
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level 27
May 23, 2016
never heard ohio called either of those things. and I live here.
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level 76
Jun 10, 2019
'Birthplace of Aviation' is on license plates on virtually every car in the state, kinda hard to miss.
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level 65
Jun 30, 2016
I lived in New Jersey for more than 25 years. I only ever heard "Crossroads Of The Revolution" because I'm a history buff, and I never once heard "Tomato State". Clearly, the more well-known "Garden State" would have been too obvious for this particular quiz, but these nicknames are approaching extreme levels of obscurity, lol.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
"Crossroads of the Revolution" was on our state quarter, so it's not THAT obscure. I've never heard Jersey called the Tomato State, but we are well-known for our tomatoes.
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level 62
May 10, 2017
Does New York have any nickname?
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level 67
Mar 14, 2018
Its official nickname is "The Empire State," which is where the name of the Empire State Building comes from, but it's possible it has other, less official nicknames as well that I don't know.
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level 62
Jun 18, 2018
3:29, I think this was easier than the official nicknames quiz. Perhaps the official nicknames are more aspirational whereas these actual/alternate nicknames are more based in reality?
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level 79
May 16, 2019
So many people totally missing the point that this is an "alternate" nickname quiz. It's not meant to use the ones that are most common.
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level 82
Jun 10, 2019
I got 24/24, but only 4 points.
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level 71
Jun 10, 2019
As a proud Virginian, I will overlook the presence of other Commonwealths (Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania) in the USA and instead commend you for describing Virginia as THE Commonwealth.
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level 75
Jun 11, 2019
As an Iowan, I take offense to Illinois being referred to as the "Corn State". While Illinois does produce a lot of corn (No. 2 in the US), I believe corn is more associated with Iowa. I'm not exactly sure what a better replacement would be, but as an Iowan living less than 10 miles from Illinois, I would never put Illinois over Iowa when it comes to corn.
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level 73
Jun 11, 2019
This is a lot easier if you know some universities mascots