U.S. states fast facts

The only United States city which name can be spelled completely with vowels is Aiea, Hawaii.

U.S. Interstates which go north-south are numbered sequentially starting from the west with odd numbers, and Interstates which go east-west are numbered sequentially starting from the south with even numbers.

Alaska is the most northern, western and eastern state; it also has the highest latitude,the most eastern longitude and the most western longitude.

Three Mile Island actually is only 2 1/2 miles long.

Point Roberts in Washington State is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including Canadian and US customs.

The northernmost point in the contiguous (48) states is in Minnesota.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

The only city in the United States to celebrate Halloween on the October 30 instead of October 31 is Carson City, Nevada. October 31 is Nevada Day and is celebrated with a large street party.

Of the East Coast States, New Hampshire has the shortest coastline, about 14 miles (22 km).

New Hampshire is also the only State name the has four consecutive consonants in it (in the same word).

Arkansas is the only U.S. state that begins with “a” but does not end with “a”. All the other States that begin with “a”, Arizona, Alabama and Alaska, also end with “a”.

There are U.S. four states where the first letter of the capital city is the same letter as the first letter of the state: Dover, Delaware; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Hollywood used to be a separate town; it was annexed to Los Angeles in 1910.

Hollywood sign

There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.

Seattle, Washington, like Rome, was built on seven hills.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts is the second hilliest city in the U.S.

The only two Southern state capitals not occupied by Northern troops during the American Civil War were Austin, Texas and Tallahassee, Florida.

St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man who ran a saloon there.

Chicago is closer to Moscow than to Rio de Janeiro.

Ogdensburg, New York is the only city in the United States situated on the St. Lawrence River.

Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County; its first hotel was called the Slaughter House.

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.

Tennessee is bordered by more states than any other. The eight states are Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The Western-most point in the contiguous United States is Cape Alava, Washington.

Off all 50 states of the United States, Alaska has the longest border with Canada.

Of the lower 48 states, Montana has the longest border with Canada.

Of all the states, Montana borders the most Canadian Provinces: it borders 3 of them.

The southern most city in the United States is Na’alehu, Hawaii.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The geographical center of North America is near Rugby, North Dakota.

Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s.

The state with the longest coastline in the U.S. is Michigan.

The Bronx, New York is thought to have got its name from explorer Jonas Bronck.

The only borough of New York City that isn’t an island (or part of an island) is the Bronx.

Tribeca in Manhattan stands for TRIangle BElow CAnal street.

Reno, Nevada is actually west of Los Angeles, California.

The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan.

Only two states’ names begin with double consonants: Florida and Rhode Island.

Maine is the only state that borders on only one state.

Until 1796, the state of Tennessee was known as Franklin.

In Michigan, there is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell.

Paradise and Hell, Michigan.

Hell for Certain is located in Leslie County, Kentucky; it’s proper name is Dryhill.

New York’s Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.

The “King Ranch” in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.

Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment on Prohibition.

Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.

If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.

Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

The “ZIP” in Zip Code stands for “Zone Improvement Plan.”

04/28/2017. Category: fastfacts. Tags: , , , .

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