The following is a list of U.S. Capitals, their nicknames and State mottos.

Alabama (Al)

Montgomery
Yellowhammer
State Motto: "Audemus jura nostra defendere" (We dare defend our rights)

Alaska (AK)

Juneau
The Last Frontier
Motto: "North to the Future"

Arizona (AZ)

Phoenix
The Grand Canyon State
Motto: "Ditat Deus" (God enriches)

Arkansas (AR)

Little Rock
The Natural State
Motto: "Regnat populous" (The People Rule)

California (CA)

Sacramento
The Golden State
Motto: "Eureka!" (I have found it!)

Colorado (CO)

Denver
The Centennial State
Motto: "Nil sine Numine" (Nothing without Providence)

Connecticut (CT)

Hartford
The Constitution State
Motto: "Qui transtulit sustinet" (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

Delaware (DE)

Dover
The First State
Motto: "Liberty and Independence"

Florida (FL)

Tallahassee
The Sunshine State
Motto: "In God we trust"

Georgia (GA)

Atlanta
Empire State of the South/The Peach State
Motto: "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation"

Hawaii (HI)

Honolulu
The Aloha State
Motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)

Idaho (ID)

Boise
The Gem State
Motto: "Esto perpetua" (It Is Forever)

Illinois (IL)

Springfield
Prairie State
Motto: "State sovereignty, national union"

Indiana (IN)

Indianapolis
The Hoosier State
Motto: "The crossroads of America"

Iowa (IA)

Des Moines
The Hawkeye State
Motto: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"

Kansas (KS)

Topeka
The Sunflower State
Motto: "Ad astra per aspera" (To the stars through difficulties)

Kentucky (KY)

Frankfort
The Bluegrass State
Motto: "United we stand, divided we fall"

Louisiana (LA)

Baton Rouge
Sportsman's Paradise (previously -The Pelican State)
Motto: "Union, Justice, and Confidence"

Maine (ME)

Augusta
The Pine Tree State
Motto: "Dirigo" (I direct)

Maryland (MD)

Annapolis
The Old Line State
Motto: "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" (Manly deeds, womanly words)

Massachusetts (MA)

Boston
The Bay State
Motto: ""Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" ( By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

Michigan (MI)

Lansing
The Great Lakes State or Wolverine State or Water Wonderland
Motto: "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" (If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you)

Minnesota (MN)

St. Paul
The Gopher State or The North Star State
Motto: ""L'Etoile du Nord" (The star of the north)

Mississippi (MS)

Jackson
The Magnolia State
Motto: "Virtute et armis" (By Valor and Arms)

Missouri (MO)

Jefferson City
The Show Me State
Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto " (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)

Montana (MT)

Helena
The Treasure State/Big Sky Country
Motto: "Oro y plata" (Gold and Silver)

Nebraska (NE)

Lincoln
The Cornhusker State/The Tree Planters' State
Motto: "Equality before the law"

Nevada (NV)

Carson City
The Silver State/Sagebrush State
Motto: "All for Our Country"

New Hampshire (NH)

Concord
The Granite State
Motto: "Live Free or Die."

New Jersey (NJ)

Trenton
The Garden State
Motto: "Liberty and Prosperity"

New Mexico (NM)

Santa Fe
The Land of Enchantment
Motto: "Crescit eundo" (It Grows As It Goes)

New York (NY)

Albany
The Empire State
Motto: "Excelsior" (Ever Upward)

North Carolina (NC)

Raleigh
The Tar Heel State
Motto: "Esse Quam Videri" (To Be Rather Than to Seem)

North Dakota (ND)

Bismarck
The Peace Garden State/Flickertail State/Roughrider State
Motto: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable"

Ohio (OH)

Columbus
The Buckeye State
Motto: "With God, All Things Are Possible"

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma City
The Sooner State
Motto: "Labor omnia vincit" (Labor Conquers All Things)

Oregon (OR)

Salem
The Beaver State
Motto: "She Flies with Her Own Wings" and "The Union"

Pennsylvania (PA)

Harrisburg
The Keystone State
Motto: "Virtue, Liberty and Independence"

Rhode Island (RI)

Providence
The Ocean State/Little Rhody
Motto: "Hope"

South Carolina (SC)

Columbia
The Palmetto State
Motto: "Dum Spiro Spero" (While I Breathe, I Hope) and "Prepared in Mind and Resources"

South Dakota (SD)

Pierre
Mount Rushmore State
Motto: "Under God, the People Rule"

Tennessee (TN)

Nashville
The Volunteer State
Motto: "Agriculture and Commerce"

Texas (TX)

Austin
The Lone Star State
Motto: "Friendship"

Utah (UT)

Salt Lake City
The Beehive State
Motto: "Industry"

Vermont (VT)

Montpelier
The Green Mountain State
Motto: "Freedom and Unity"

Virginia (VA)

Richmond
The Old Dominion State
Motto: "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants)

Washington (WA)

Olympia
The Evergreen State
Motto: "Al-ki" (A Chinook Indian word meaning "by and by" or "hope for the future")

West Virginia (WV)

Charleston
The Mountain State
Motto: "Montani semper liberi" (Mountaineers are always free)

Wisconsin (WI)

Madison
The Badger State
Motto: "Forward"

Wyoming (WY)

Cheyenne
The Equality or Cowboy State
Motto: "Equal Rights"