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A List of The United States Capitals, Nicknames and Mottos

By Edited Sep 13, 2015 6 7

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"

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Comments

Jan 3, 2011 3:05pm
Lynsuz
This is really great, going to print out and save. Thanks for sharing. ^^
Jan 4, 2011 6:03pm
Athena
This is very helpful, especially for those who want to memorize the names of the states of the US. My children will also benefit from your post. Thanks.
Jan 5, 2011 3:04am
KwirkyKris
I just like reading all the mottos and nicknames. Very fun
Jan 9, 2011 9:51pm
dadbintheadmin
I agree, fun read! Thanks!
Jan 18, 2011 11:15am
jeni10
I have traveled to, and in, 49 states, and while I knew the capitals, I wasn't familiar with all the mottos. This is a wonderful article; thank you for sharing this. This is something for every American to read and appreciate.
Jan 19, 2011 5:56pm
southerngirl09
I enjoyed reading all these great facts about our states. Thanks for sharing,
Feb 25, 2011 11:18am
Introspective
Thanks all!
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