The following is a list of U.S. Capitals, their nicknames and State mottos.
State Motto: "Audemus jura nostra defendere" (We dare defend our rights)
The Last Frontier
Motto: "North to the Future"
The Grand Canyon State
Motto: "Ditat Deus" (God enriches)
The Natural State
Motto: "Regnat populous" (The People
The Golden State
Motto: "Eureka!" (I have found it!)
The Centennial State
Motto: "Nil sine Numine" (Nothing without Providence)
The Constitution State
Motto: "Qui transtulit sustinet" (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
The First State
Motto: "Liberty and Independence"
The Sunshine State
Motto: "In God we trust"
Empire State of the South/The Peach State
Motto: "Wisdom, Justice
The Aloha State
Motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
The Gem State
Motto: "Esto perpetua" (It Is Forever)
Motto: "State sovereignty, national union"
The Hoosier State
Motto: "The crossroads of America"
The Hawkeye State
Motto: "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"
The Sunflower State
Motto: "Ad astra per aspera" (To the stars through difficulties)
The Bluegrass State
Motto: "United we stand, divided we fall"
Sportsman's Paradise (previously -The Pelican State)
Motto: "Union, Justice, and Confidence"
The Pine Tree State
Motto: "Dirigo" (I direct)
The Old Line State
Motto: "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" (Manly deeds, womanly words)
The Bay State
Motto: ""Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" ( By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
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)
The Gopher State or The North Star State
Motto: ""L'Etoile du Nord" (The star of the north)
The Magnolia State
Motto: "Virtute et armis" (By Valor and Arms)
The Show Me State
Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto " (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
The Treasure State/Big Sky Country
Motto: "Oro y plata" (Gold and Silver)
The Cornhusker State/The Tree Planters' State
Motto: "Equality before the law"
The Silver State/Sagebrush State
Motto: "All for Our Country"
New Hampshire (NH)
The Granite State
Motto: "Live Free or Die."
New Jersey (NJ)
The Garden State
Motto: "Liberty and Prosperity"
New Mexico (NM)
The Land of Enchantment
Motto: "Crescit eundo" (It Grows As It Goes)
New York (NY)
The Empire State
Motto: "Excelsior" (Ever Upward)
North Carolina (NC)
The Tar Heel State
Motto: "Esse Quam Videri" (To Be Rather Than to Seem)
North Dakota (ND)
The Peace Garden State/Flickertail State/Roughrider State
Motto: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable"
The Buckeye State
Motto: "With God, All Things Are Possible"
The Sooner State
Motto: "Labor omnia vincit" (Labor Conquers All Things)
The Beaver State
Motto: "She Flies with Her Own Wings" and "The Union"
The Keystone State
Motto: "Virtue, Liberty and Independence"
Rhode Island (RI)
The Ocean State/Little Rhody
South Carolina (SC)
The Palmetto State
Motto: "Dum Spiro Spero" (While I Breathe, I Hope) and "Prepared in Mind and Resources"
South Dakota (SD)
Mount Rushmore State
Motto: "Under God, the People Rule"
The Volunteer State
Motto: "Agriculture and Commerce"
The Lone Star State
Salt Lake City
The Beehive State
The Green Mountain State
Motto: "Freedom and Unity"
The Old Dominion State
Motto: "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants)
The Evergreen State
Motto: "Al-ki" (A Chinook Indian word meaning "by and by" or "hope for the future")
West Virginia (WV)
The Mountain State
Motto: "Montani semper liberi" (Mountaineers are always free)
The Badger State
The Equality or Cowboy State
Motto: "Equal Rights"