Geographical Nicknames





States and Territories.



Alabama, Cotton State;



Arkansas, Toothpick and Bear State;



California, Eureka and Golden State;



Colorado, Centennial State;



Connecticut, Land of Steady Habits: Freestone State and Nutmeg State;



Dakota, Sioux State;



Delaware, Uncle Sam's Pocket Handkerchief and Blue Hen State;



Florida, Everglade and Flowery State;



Georgia, Empire State of the South;



Idaho, Gem of the Mountains;



Illinois, Prairie and Sucker State;



Indiana, Hoosier State;



Iowa, Hawkeye State;



Kansas, Jayhawker State;



Kentucky, Corn-cracker State;



Louisiana, Creole State;



Maine, Timber and Pine Tree State;



Maryland, Monumental State;



Massachusetts, Old Bay State;



Michigan, Wolverine and Peninsular State;



Minnesota, Gopher and North Star State;



Mississippi, Eagle State;



Missouri, Puke State;



Nebraska, Antelope State;



Nevada, Sage State;



New Hampshire, Old Granite State;



New Jersey, Blue State and New Spain;



New Mexico, Vermin State;



New York, Empire State;



North Carolina, Rip Van Winkle, Old North and Turpentine State;



Ohio, Buckeye State;



Oregon, Pacific State;



Pennsylvania, Keystone, Iron and Oil State;



Rhode Island, Plantation State and Little Rhody;



South Carolina, Palmetto State;



Tennessee, Lion's Den State;



Texas, Lone Star State;



Utah, Mormon State;



Vermont, Green Mountain State;



Virginia, Old Dominion;



Wisconsin, Badger and Copper State.







Natives of States and Territories.



Alabama, lizards;



Arkansas, toothpicks;



California, gold-hunters;



Colorado, rovers;



Connecticut, wooden nutmegs;



Dakota, squatters;



Delaware, muskrats;



Florida, fly-up-the-creeks;



Georgia, buzzards;



Idaho, fortune seekers;



Illinois, suckers;



Indiana, hoosiers;



Iowa, hawkeyes;



Kansas, jayhawkers;



Kentucky, corn-crackers;



Louisiana, creoles;



Maine, foxes;



Maryland, clam-humpers;



Massachusetts, Yankees;



Michigan, wolverines;



Minnesota, gophers;



Mississippi, tadpoles;



Missouri, pukes;



Nebraska, bugeaters;



Nevada, sagehens;



New Hampshire, granite boys;



New Jersey, blues or clam-catchers;



New Mexico, Spanish Indians;



New York, Knickerbockers;



North Carolina, tarheels;



Ohio, buckeyes;



Oregon, hard cases;



Pennsylvania, pennamites, or leather-heads;



Rhode Island, gun flints;



South Carolina, weazles;



Tennessee, whelps;



Texas, beef-heads;



Utah, polygamists;



Vermont, Green Mountain boys;



Virginia, beagles;



Wisconsin, badgers.







Nicknames of Cities.



Atlanta, Gate City of the South;



Baltimore, Monumental City;



Bangor, Lumber City;



Boston, Modern Athens, Literary Emporium, City of Notions and Hub of the

Universe;



Brooklyn, City of Churches;



Buffalo, Queen of the Lakes;



Burlington (Iowa), Orchard City;



Charleston, Palmetto City;



Chicago, Prairie, or Garden City;



Cincinnati, Queen of the West and Porkopolis;



Cleveland, Forest City;



Denver, City of the Plains;



Detroit, City of the Straits;



Hartford, Insurance City;



Indianapolis, Railroad City;



Keokuk, Gate City.;



Lafayette, Star City;



Leavenworth, Cottonwood City;



Louisville, Falls City;



Lowell, Spindle City;



McGregor, Pocket City;



Madison, Lake City;



Milwaukee, Cream City;



Nashville, Rock City;



New Haven, Elm City;



New Orleans, Crescent City;



New York, Empire City, Commercial Emporium, Gotham, and Metropolis of

America;



Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love, City of Penn, Quaker City, and

Centennial City;



Pittsburgh, Iron City and Smoky City;



Portland (Me.), Hill City;



Providence, Roger Williams' City, and Perry Davis' Pain Killer;



Raleigh, Oak City;



Richmond, (Va.), Cockade City;



Richmond (Ind.), Quaker City of the West;



Rochester, Aqueduct City;



Salt Lake City, Mormon City;



San Francisco, Golden Gate;



Savannah, Forest City of the South;



Sheboygan, Evergreen City;



St. Louis, Mound City;



St. Paul, North Star City;



Vicksburg, Key City;



Washington, City of Magnificent Distances, and Federal City.





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