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Name Origins of U.S. State Capitals
Identify the state capital by the explanation of where its name comes from.
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Last updated: August 16, 2018
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Abbreviation of "Atlantica-Pacifica"
Canadian miner and gold prospector
Choctaw, meaning "red people"
City in southern France
City in western Massachusetts
Coastal town in southeastern England
Daughter of U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn
Duke who would become King of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Either a township in Minnesota or a town in Arkansas
English, meaning "God's protective care"
English, meaning "harmony"
English town a little ways north of London
English town that is now a southwestern suburb of London
English trader and city founder
English writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer
Father of the colonel who built the first permanent settlement
French, meaning "monks"
French, meaning "red stick"
French, meaning "woods" or "wooded"
Frontiersman and dime novel subject
Former governor of the Kansas Territory
General who won the Battle of New Orleans
Great Plains American Indian tribe
Hawaiian, meaning "sheltered harbor" or "calm port"
Hebrew, meaning "peace"
Iron Chancellor of Germany
Italian explorer and colonizer (ends in a)
Italian explorer and colonizer (ends in s)
Kansa-Osage, meaning "good place to dig potatoes"
Largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere
Salt Lake City
Muskogean, meaning "old fields" or "old town"
Mythical beast reborn from the ashes
Name of the state combined with the Greek word for city
Nearby mountain range
One of Jesus' apostles
Pioneer who was killed in the area
Port town in eastern England
Prominent merchant and landowner in the area
Queen of Great Britain
Reference to the Catholic Eucharist
Revolutionary war general killed in the Battle of Germantown
Revolutionary war general who led the failed invasion of Canada
Rock formation along the river that runs through the city
Secretary of State for the state before it was a state
Spanish, meaning "holy faith"
St. Louis fur trader of French descent
Town in central New York
Aug 16, 2018
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