Resources About US Cities and States For Kids

Facts about the Alaska Purchase For Kids

Overview Alaska Purchase (1867) Transfer of the Russian territory of Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000. Many Americans regarded Alaska as a frozen wasteland and the purchase was called “Seward’s Folly” after secretary of state William Seward, who negotiated the purchase. Facts about the Alaska Purchase In the mid-nineteenth century, the most economically advanced […]

Facts About Fort Erie For Kids

Fort Erie is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. Fort Erie is one of the fastest growing communities in Niagara, and has experienced a high level of residential and commercial development in the past few years. Fort Erie is also home to a number of other commercial core areas […]

Facts about Cape Cod for Kids

Cape Cod, often referred to locally as simply the Cape, is a cape in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. Today it is co-extensive with Barnstable County, and is defined by the towns along the Cape Cod Canal, and those to the east on the peninsula all the way to […]

Facts about The Bronx for Kids

Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland. The borough has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km), making it the fourth-largest in land area of the five boroughs, the fourth most populated, and the third-highest in density of population. […]

The 10 First and 10 Last U.S. States To Be Admitted

The 10 firstU.S. States according to date of entry to the American Union spans between December7, 1787 to June 25, 1788, with Delaware as the first State and Virginia the 10th. Hawaii, the 50th State to be added to the United States was the last to gain entry in 1959, with Alaska, the 49th State, just ahead of Hawaii by seven months. The 10 First U.S. States 1. Delaware (Del; […]

Chicago Fun Facts For Kids

Chicago is the largest city in Illinois. With over 2.8 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous city in the country. Its metropolitan area, commonly named “Chicagoland,” is home to an estimated 9.7 million people spread across the U.S. states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Chicago is primarily located within Cook County, with the […]

Facts about Arlington Virginia for Kids

Arlington County is a county and census-designated place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of the District of Columbia named Alexandria County. In 1846, Congress returned the […]

Facts about Albuquerque for Kids

Albuquerque is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 552,804 from the United States Census Bureau and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. It has a 2012 estimated metropolitan population of 901,700 according to the US Census. Albuquerque is the 57th-largest United States metropolitan area. Albuquerque is home to […]

Facts about Tallahassee, Florida For Kids

It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County, and is the 128th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. Tallahassee is one of Florida’s most prominent college cities, and is home to several colleges and universities, most notably Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Other schools in Tallahassee […]

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Facts for Kids

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is the second largest in the state, and has a population of 229,553 people as of the 2010 census. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, and research center of the American South. The Port […]

Jackson, Mississippi Facts and History for Kids

Located south of the Yazoo River, it is considered to be the southern border of the Mississippi Delta. Jackson is the most populous city in Mississippi, and is one of two county seats of Hinds County, with the town of Raymond being the other. Jackson is ranked 3rd out of America’s 100 largest metro areas for the […]

Facts about Lincoln, Nebraska for Kids

The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the state of Nebraska, after Omaha. Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster, and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854; […]

Facts about Albany, NY for Kids

Albany is the capital city of the state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York’s Capital District. Roughly 140 miles north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. Albany has close ties with the nearby cities of […]

Wyoming (Wy): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Wyoming become a state? July 10, 1890 Who was the first European explorer in Wyoming? Francois and Louis Verendrye; in 1743 First Native American settlers: Shoshone, Arapaho, Cheyenne and Crow Native American tribes Square Miles: 97,818 US Rank: 10th State Flower: Indian Paint Brush State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: “Equal Rights” Capital City Cheyenne – […]

Virginia (VA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Virginia Founded?1607 Who Founded Virginia? Captain John Smith First settlers: Ancestors of the Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monocan Indian Nation, Nansemond, Pamunkey and Rappahannock Tribes Square Miles: 42,769 US Rank: 35th State Flower: American Dogwood State Bird: Cardinal State Motto Latin: “Sic Semper Tyrannis” Translation: Thus always to tyrants Capital City Richmond – Virginia’s capital is the fifth largest city in the state. […]

Texas (Tx): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Texas become a state? December 29, 1845 Who was the first explorer in Texas? Alonso Alvarez de Pineda – Spanish First Native American tribes settled in Texas? Comanche, Apache, Tonkawa, Lipan, Karankawas, Coahuiltecan, Caddo Square Miles: 268,601 US Rank: 2nd State Flower: Bluebonnet State Bird: Mockingbird State Motto: “Friendship” Capital City Austin – Austin was first […]

South Carolina (SC): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was South Carolina Founded? 1670 Who Founded South Carolina?King Charles II First inhabitants: Catawba, Pee Dee, Chicora, Edisto, Santee and Chicora-Waccamaw Native American Tribes Square Miles: 77,121 US Rank: 17th State Flower: Yellow Jessamine State Bird: Great Carolina Wren State Motto: Latin: ”Dim Spiro Spero. Animis Opibusque Parati” Translation: While I breathe, I hope. Ready in Soul and Resource. Capital City Columbia […]

Oklahoma (Ok): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Oklahoma become a state? November 16, 1907 Who was the first European explorer in Oklahoma? Francisco Coronado Who were the first Native American settlers? Jicarilla, Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa Apache, Osage, Wichita, Caddo Square Miles: 69,903 US Rank: 20th State Flower: Mistletoe State Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher State Motto: “Labor Omnia Vincit” Labor conquers all things Capital […]

North Dakota (Nd): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did North Dakota become a state? November 2, 1889 Who were the first explorers in North Dakota? Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Verendrye First Native American settlers? Assiniboine, Lakota Sioux, Hidatsa, Mandan, Arikara, Ojibwe, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Square Miles: 70,704 US Rank: 19th State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: […]

Nevada (NV): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Nevada become a state? October 31, 1864 Who first explored Nevada? Francisco Tomas Graces First Native American settlers: Paiutes, Shoshone and Washoe tribes Square Miles: 110,567 US Rank: 7th State Flower: Sagebrush State Bird: Mountain Bluebird State Motto: “All for our country” Capital City Carson City – The capital of Nevada, Carson City, is a small […]

Nebraska (NE): State Information, Fun Facts, and Resources

When did Nebraska become a state? March 1, 1867 Who were the first Europeans in Nebraska? Étienne Veniard de Bourgmont First Native American settlers: Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kansa, Lakota, Dakota, Missouria, Omaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Ponca Square Miles: 77,358 US Rank: 16th State Flower: Goldenrod State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: “Equality before the law” Capital City Lincoln Lincoln Nebraska (first […]

Montana (MT): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Montana become a state? November 8, 1889 Who were the first European explorers in Montana? Pierre Gauliter and Sier de Varennes de la Verendrye First Native American settlers: Assiniboine, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kootenai, Salish, Sioux, Shoshone tribes Square Miles: 147,046 US Rank: 4th State Flower: Bitterroot State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: “Oro y […]

Maryland (MD): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Maryland Founded?1634 Who Founded Maryland? Lord Baltimore II (Cecilius Calvert) First settlers: Nanticoke, Powhatan and Susquehannock Native American tribes Square Miles: 12,407 US Rank: 42nd State Flower: Black-eyed Susan State Bird: Baltimore Oriole State Motto Italian: Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine Translation: Manly deeds, womanly words Capital City Annapolis – The capital of Maryland is small, with a population of only 36,524. The town is […]

Minnesota (Mn): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Minnesota become a state? May 11, 1858 Who were the first explorers in Minnesota? Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard des Groseilliers; French First Native American settlers: Dakota Sioux and Ojibwe Tribes Square Miles: 86,943 US Rank: 12th State Flower: Lady Slipper State Bird: Common Loon State Motto: “L’Etoile du Nor” The Star of the North Capital City […]

Louisiana (La): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Louisiana become a state? April 30, 1812 Who was the first explorer in Louisiana? Panfilo de Narvaez; 1528 Native American settlers in Louisiana? Acolapissa, Adai, Alabama, Apalachee, Avoyel, Bayogoula, Biloxi, Caddo, Chatot, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Doustioni, Houma, Koasati, Koroa, Mugulasha, Muskohee, Natchez, Ofo, Okelousa, Opelousa, Ouachita, Pascagoula, Quapaw, Quinipissa, Souchitioni, Tanesa Square Miles: 51,843 US Rank: 31st […]

Indiana (In): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Indiana become a state? December 11, 1816 Who were the first explorers in Indiana? Rene Robert Cavalier sierur de la Salle First Native American settlers: Illini, Miami, Shawnee tribes Square Miles: 36,420 US Rank: 38th State Flower: Peony State Bird: Cardinal State Motto: “The Crossroads of America” Capital City Indianapolis Indiana became the state capital of […]

Facts about Oakland California for Kids

Oakland, located in California, is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all Northern California. It is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth-largest city in the state, and the 47th-largest city in the U.S. with a population at the 2010 census of 390,724. […]

Connecticut (CT): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Connecticut Founded? 1635 Who Founded Connecticut? Thomas Hooker First settlers: Algonquin Indian tribes, followed by Dutch explorers in 1614. Square Miles: 5,544 US Rank: 48th largest state State Flower: Mountain Laurel State Bird: American Robin State Motto: Latin: “Qui transtulit sustinet”. Translation into English: “He who transplanted still sustains” Capital City Hartford – Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut and is located […]

Kentucky (KY): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Kentucky become a state? June 1, 1792 Who first explored Kentucky? It might have been Hernando Desoto in 1541. Others claim it was Gabriel Arthur in 1673, and still others say James McBride first explored Kentucky in 1754. First inhabitants: Shawnee, Cherokee and Chickasaw Native American Tribes Square Miles: 40,411 US Rank: 37th State Flower: Goldenrod State Bird: Cardinal State Motto: United we […]

West Virginia (WV): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was West Virginia Founded? West Virginia became a state in 1863, when it seceded from the state of Virginia. Who Founded West Virginia? No specific founder. The state was originally part of Virginia, which was founded by Captain John Smith First settlers: Ancestors of the Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monocan Indian Nation, Nansemond, Pamunkey and Rappahannock Tribes Square Miles: 24,231 US […]

Oregon (Or): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Oregon become a state? February 14, 1859 First European to discover Oregon? Sir Francis Drake First Native American settlers: Chinook, Sahaptin, Northern Paiute, Cayuse, Nez Perce, Klamath, Shasta, Kalapulyan, Molalla, Takelma, Clatskanie, Tillamook, Alsea, Siuslaw, Coos, Coquille Square Miles: 98,386 US Rank: 9th State Flower: Oregon Grape State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: “She flies with […]

Facts about Juneau, Alaska for Kids

The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city in the United States by area. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was then the District […]

Utah (Ut): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Utah become a state? 1896 Who Founded Utah? Mormons; in 1847 First Native American settlers: Anasazi, Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, Goshute Native Americans Square Miles: 84,904 US Rank: 13th State Flower: Sego Lily State Bird: American Seagull State Motto: “Industry” Capital City Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by a group […]

North Carolina (NC): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was North Carolina Founded? 1653 Who Founded North Carolina? King James II First settlers: Hatteras, Cherokee, Catawba, Chowanoc, Tuscarora Native Americans Square Miles: 70,704 US Rank: 19th State Flower: American Dogwood State Bird: Cardinal State Motto: Latin: “Esse Quam Videri” Translation: To be, rather than to seem Capital City Raleigh – North Carolina’s capital, Raleigh, is unique in that is it located near […]

New York (NY): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was New York Founded? 1624 by Dutch settlers; originally called New Amsterdam Who Founded New York? Peter Minuit and Henry Hudson First settlers: Lenape Indians inhabited the area before any European explorers reached the land Square Miles: 54,475 US Rank: 27th largest state State Flower: Rose State Bird: Bluebird State Motto: Latin: “Excelsior”. The English translation: Higher Capital City Albany –   What is New York […]

Maine (ME): State Guide, Fun Facts, and Resources

When was Maine Founded? 1820 Who Founded Maine?: Massachusetts Bay – Maine was initially a colony of Massachusetts Bay, but split to form its own state in 1820. First settlers located at: Popham, Maine (1607) Square Miles: 35,387 Miles US Rank:3 9th Largest State State Flower: White pine cone and tassel State Bird: Chickadee State Motto:“Dirigio” (I lead) Capital City Augusta is the […]

Mississippi (MS): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Mississippi Founded? 1798. The area was divided into Alabama and Mississippi in 1817. Who Founded Mississippi? Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville First inhabitants: Chickasaw, Choctaw and Natchez Native American Tribes Square Miles: 48,434 US Rank: 32nd State Flower: Magnolia State Bird: Mockingbird State Motto: Latin: “Virtute Et Armis” Translation: By Valor and Arms Capital City: Jackson – Mississippi’s capital was named as such […]

Pennsylvania (PA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Pennsylvania Founded? 1682 Who Founded Pennsylvania? William Penn First settlers: Delaware (Leni Lanape) Mahican, Connoy, Susquehannock and Nanticoke Native Americans Square Miles: 46,058 US Rank: 33rd State Flower: Mountain Laurel State Bird: Ruffed Grouse State Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence Capital City Harrisburg – The capital of the Keystone state is located on the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg has made itself an area for cultural, […]

Ohio (OH): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Ohio Founded? March 1, 1803 Who Founded Ohio? General Rufus Putnam founded Marietta Ohio in 1788. Early Inhabitants of Ohio: Iroquois, Shawnee, Delaware, Wyandot and Miami Native American Tribes Square Miles: 44,828 US Rank: 34th State Flower: Scarlet Carnation State Bird: Cardinal State Motto: With God All Things Are Possible” Capital City Columbus – Columbus was established as a city in 1812 and became the state […]

Washington (WA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Washington become a state? Washington was the 42nd state admitted to the union of the United States in 1889 Who First Discovered Washington State? Debatable: Many explorers, including Charles William Barkley, Captain James Cook, John Meares, George Vancouver and Juan Perez, laid claim to discovering parts of what it now Washington State. First settlers: Squaxin, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, […]

Tennessee (TN): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Tennessee become a state? June 1, 1796 First European explorers in Tennessee Hernando de Soto, 1540 First inhabitants: Miscogee and Yuchi Indians Square Miles: 42,146 US Rank: 36th State Flower: Purple Iris State Bird: Mockingbird State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce Capital City Nashville- Nashville was founded before the state of Tennessee joined the United States. James Robertson and John Donelson settled the area in […]

Facts about Austin Texas for Kids

Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the 13th most populous city in the United States of America and the fourth most populous city in the state of Texas. Austin is also the third largest state capital in the United States after Phoenix and Indianapolis. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle […]

Delaware (DE): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Delaware Founded? 1638 Who Founded Delaware? Peter Minuit First settlers: Lenapi Native Americans Square Miles: 1,954 US Rank: 49th State Flower: Peach Blossom State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken State Motto: Liberty and Independence Capital City Dover –Dover was named by William Penn after a town in Kent, England when the town was established in 1683. Almost 100 years later, in 1777, the city became the […]

Illinois (Il): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Illinois Founded? December 3, 1818 Who was the first European explorer in Illinois? Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet First Native American settlers: Chippewa, Delaware, Foxes, Illinois, Kickapoo, Miami, Potawatomi, Sauk, Shawnee, Wyandot tribes Square Miles: 57,918 US Rank: 25th State Flower: Native Violet State Bird: Cardinal State Motto: “State Sovereignty, National Union” Capital City Springfield – […]

Facts and History of Los Angeles California for Kids

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. The city was officially […]

Georgia (GA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Georgia become a state in the United States? January 2, 1788 Who Founded Georgia? James Oglethorpe (British, 1732) First inhabitants: Creek, Cherokee and Paleolithic Indians Square Miles: 59,441 US Rank: 24th State Flower: Cherokee Rose State Bird: Brown Thrasher State Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation Capital City Atlanta – European settlers first developed Atlanta in 1822. The area was previously home to several Cherokee and Creek Indian […]

New Jersey (NJ): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was New Jersey Founded? 1664 Who Founded New Jersey? Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret First settlers: Delaware, Munsee and Algonkian Native American Tribes Square Miles: 8,722 US Rank: 47th State Flower: Violet State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity Capital City Trenton – The capital of New Jersey is a moderate sized city, with a population of 82,882 in 2008. It […]

Facts about Brooklyn for Kids

Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the […]

Michigan (MI): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Michigan become a state? January 26, 1837 Who was the first explorer in Michigan? Etienne Brule First Native American settlers: Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi, Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo and Miami tribes Square Miles: 96,810 US Rank: 11th State Flower: Apple Blossom State Bird: Robin State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. Capital City […]

Missouri (MO): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Missouri become a state? August 10, 1821 Who were the first Europeans in Missouri? Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette First Native American settlers: Chickasaw, Illini, Ioway, Missouri, Osage, Otoe and Quapaw tribes Square Miles: 69,709 US Rank: 21st State Flower: Hawthorne State Bird: Bluebird State Motto: “Salus populi suprema lex esto” Let the welfare of the […]

Florida (FL): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Florida Founded? 1845 First inhabitants of Florida: Apalachee, Creek, Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans Square Miles: 65,758 US Rank: 22nd State Flower: Orange Blossom State Bird: Mockingbird State Motto: In God we Trust Capital City Tallahassee – Tallahassee was elected as the capital of Florida in 1824, 21 years before the area became a part of the United States. It was given a name that, […]

Rhode Island (RI): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Rhode Island become part of the United States? May 29, 1790 Who Founded Rhode Island? Roger Williams, 1635 First settlers: Paleo-Indians settled in Rhode Island over 8,000 years ago. Other settlers that inhabited the area before the arrival of the English included the Naragansetts, Wampanogs, Nipmucks and Niatics. Square Miles: 1,545 miles (including water; in the US, all oceans within 3 miles of the coastline are calculated in total […]

Hawaii (HI): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Hawaii Founded? 1778 Who Founded Hawaii? Captain James Cook First settlers: Polynesians Square Miles: 10,932 US Rank: 43rd State Flower: Hibiscus State Bird: Nene State Motto: “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono” The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness Capital City Honolulu – Honolulu is the most populated city […]

New Hampshire (NH): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was NH founded?: 1629 Who Founded NH?: Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges (also the founder of Maine) First settlers located at: Odiorne’s Point, Rye, New Hampshire Square Miles: 9,350 square miles US Rank: 46th largest state Capital City Concord, NH is the capital city. It is located in the southern central part of the state […]

Vermont (VT): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Vermont Founded? 1791 Who Founded Vermont? Samuel de Champlain, French Explorer First settlers located at: Fort Ste, Vermont (1609) Square Miles: 9,620 Miles US Rank: 45th Largest State State Flower: Red Clover State Bird: Hermit Thrush State Motto: Freedom and Unity Capital City Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. The city is also the county seat of Washington […]

Nickname and Origin of the Names of the 50 States

Have you ever wondered where the names of the 50 U.S. states came from, or what the nicknames of the states were. Below you will find a list of the 50 United States that includes their nicknames and where there name came from. Nicknames and Origin of the 50 States in the United States Alabama  Nickname: Yellowhammer […]

California (CA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was California First Settled? 1686 Who Founded California? Hernando de Soto First settlers: Karok, Maidu, Cahuilleno, Mojave, Yokuts, Pomo, Paiute and Modoc Native American Tribes Square Miles: 163,707 US Rank: 3rd State Flower: Golden Poppy State Bird: California Valley Quail State Motto: Eureka (I have found it) Capital City Sacramento   What is California famous for? […]

Colorado (Co): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Colorado become a state? August 1, 1876 Who was the first European explorer in Colorado? Francisco Coronado was likely to have been the first explorer to set food in Colorado in 1541, but he did not settle in the area. First Native American settlers: Ute, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Sioux, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Caddo, Wichita, […]

Idaho (ID): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Idaho become a state? July 3, 1890 First European Explorers in Idaho? Lewis and Clark expedition; 1805 First Native American settlers: Kootenai, Kalispel, Couer d’Alene, Palouse, Nez Perce, Northern Paiute, Shoshone Square Miles: 83,574 US Rank: 14th State Flower: Syringa State Bird: Mountain Bluebird State Motto: “Esto Perpetua” “Let it be perpetual” Capital City Boise – […]

Facts about Buffalo, NY for Kids

Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New […]

Kansas (KS): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Kansas become a state? January 29, 1861 Who were the first Europeans in Kansas? Francisco Vasquez de Coronado First Native American settlers: Arapaho, Comanche, Kansa, Kiowa, Missouri, Osage, Otoe, Pawnee Square Miles: 82,282 US Rank: 15th State Flower: Native Sunflower State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Motto: “As astra per aspera” To the stars through difficulties Capital City Topeka […]

Facts about Baltimore Maryland For Kids

Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland and the 24th largest city in the country. It is located in the central area of the state along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. The independent city is often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it […]

Facts about El Paso Texas for Kids

El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, and lies in far West Texas. El Paso is the 19th most populous city in the United States and the sixth most populous city in the state of Texas. Its metropolitan area covers all of El Paso County, whose population in 2010 was 800,647. El […]

Facts about Milwaukee Wisconsin for Kids

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area […]

Facts about Sacramento, California for Kids

Sacramento is the capital of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California’s expansive Central Valley. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area as […]

Iowa (IA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Iowa become a state? December 28. 1846 Who were the first Europeans in Iowa? Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet First Native American settlers: Dakota Sioux, Illini, Ioway, Missouria and Otoe tribes Square Miles: 56,276 US Rank: 26th State Flower: Wild Rose State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch State Motto: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we […]

Towns and Cities in Iowa

Ackley, IA Ackworth, IA Adair, IA Adel, IA Afton, IA Agency, IA Ainsworth, IA Akron, IA Albert City, IA Albia, IA Albion, IA Alburnett, IA Alden, IA Alexander, IA Algona, IA Alleman, IA Allendorf, IA Allerton, IA Allison, IA Alta, IA Alta Vista, IA Alton, IA Altoona, IA Alvord, IA Amana, IA Ames, IA Anamosa, […]

Counties in Iowa

There are 99 Counties in the State of Iowa. Adair Adams Allamakee Appanoose Audubon Benton Black Hawk Boone Bremer Buchanan Buena Vista Butler Calhoun Carroll Cass Cedar Cerro Gordo Cherokee Chickasaw Clarke Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware Des Moines Dickinson Dubuque Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin Fremont Greene Grundy Guthrie Hamilton Hancock Hardin […]

Chamber of Commerce in Iowa

Albia Area Chamber of Commerce Algona Chamber of Commerce Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce Ankeny Chamber of Commerce Atlantic Iowa Chamber of Commerce Burlington Partnership Carroll Chamber of Commerce Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce Centerville Rathbun Lake Chamber of Commerce Chariton Chamber and Development Corporation Charles City Chamber of Commerce […]

Airports in Iowa

Cedar Rapids – Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) Des Moines International Airport (DSM) 5800 Fleur Dr. Des Moines, IA 50321 Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD)

Facts about Atlanta, Georgia for Kids

Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,268,860 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1847 at the intersection of two […]

New York City Facts for Kids

New York City is the most populous city in the United States of America and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. The home […]

Facts about Boulder Colorado For Kids

The City of Boulder is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Boulder County, and the 11th most populous municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet. Boulder is famous for its […]

Facts about Charlotte for Kids

The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area. Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Charlotte is home to two major professional sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the National Football league, and the Charlotte Bobcats of the […]

Facts about Manhattan for Kids

Is it true that Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for $24? Peter Minuit gave the Manhattoe tribe a package of trinkets and cloth valued at 60 guilders- roughly equivalent to $24 Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the borough is conterminous with New York County, an original county of the state of New […]

Seattle Fun Facts and Information for Kids

Whether you’re a year round Seattlean, or just exploring for a weekend, you’ll have plenty to do outdoors. Seattle is a city surrounded by waterways and mountains with plenty of lush green parks, fresh catches of the day, music festivals, outdoor art exhibits and salty sear air to satisfy every sense! 1. Bring Your Extra […]

Wisconsin (Wi): State Guide, Fun Facts, and Resources

When did Wisconsin become a state? May 29, 1848 Who was the first explorer in Wisconsin? Jean Nicolet; French explorer searching for the Northwest Passage First Native American settlers: Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Dakota Sioux, Menominee, Hochunk Square Miles: 65,503 US Rank: 23rd State Flower: Wood Violet State Bird: Robin State Motto: “Forward” Capital City Madison The city of […]

List of Towns and Cities in Wisconsin

Abbotsford, WI Abrams, WI Adams, WI Adell, WI Afton, WI Albany, WI Algoma, WI (City) Allenton, WI Allouez (Village) Green Bay Alma, WI Alma Center, WI Almena, WI Almond, WI Altoona, WI Amberg, WI Amery, WI Amherst, WI Amherst Junction, WI Aniwa, WI Antigo, WI Appleton, WI Arcadia, WI Arena, WI Argonne, WI Argyle, WI […]

Counties in Wisconsin

There are 72 Counties in the State of Wisconsin. Adams Ashland Barron Bayfield Brown County Buffalo Burnett Calumet County Chippewa Clark Columbia Crawford Dane County Dodge Door County Douglas Dunn Eau Claire Florence Fond du Lac County Forest Grant County Green Green Lake Iowa Iron Jackson Jefferson Juneau Kenosha Kewaunee County La Crosse Lafayette Langlade […]

Chamber of Commerce in Wisconsin

Adams County Chamber of Commerce Algoma Chamber of Commerce Alma Area Chamber of Commerce Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Ashland Chamber of Commerce Ashwaubenon Business Association Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce Barron Chamber of Commerce Bayfield Chamber of Commerce Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Belleville Chamber of Commerce Beloit Chamber of Commerce Boulder Junction Chamber […]

Airports in Wisconsin

Madison – Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) Milwaukee – General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) 5300 South Howell Ave. • Milwaukee, WI 53207 Austin Straubel International Airport Central Wisconsin Airport Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Dane County Regional Airport General Mitchell International Airport La Crosse Municipal Airport Outagamie County Regional Airport Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Wittman Regional Airport

Facts about Philadelphia for Kids

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its only consolidated city-county, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural center of the DelawareValley. The four Pennsylvania counties nearest Philadelphia had […]

Arkansas (AR): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Arkansas become a state? June 15, 1836 Who were the first Europeans in Arkansas? Hernando de Soto First Native American settlers: Caddo, Chickasaw, Osage, Quapaw, Tunica tribes Square Miles: 53,182 US Rank: 29th State Flower: Apple Blossom State Bird: Mockingbird State Motto: “Regnat populus” The people rule Capital City Little Rock Little Rock Arkansas was […]

Towns and Cities in Arkansas

Adona Alco Alexander Alicia Alix Alleene Alma Almyra Alpena Alpine Altheimer Altus Amagon Amity Antoine Arkadelphia Arkansas City Armorel Ash Flat Ashdown Atkins Aubrey Augusta Austin Avoca Bald Knob Banks Barling Barton Bassett Bates Batesville Bauxite Bay Bearden Beaver Bee Branch Beebe Beech Grove Beedeville Beirne Bella Vista Belleville Ben Lomond Benton Bentonville Bergman Berryville […]

Counties in Arkansas

There are 75 Counties in the State of Arkansas. Arkansas Ashley Baxter Benton Boone Bradley Calhoun Carroll Chicot Clark Clay Cleburne Cleveland Columbia Conway Craighead Crawford Crittenden Cross Dallas Desha Drew Faulkner Franklin Fulton Garland Grant Greene Hempstead Hot Spring Howard Independence Izard Jackson Jefferson Johnson Lafayette Lawrence Lee Lincoln Little River Logan Lonoke Madison […]

Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development Batesville Chamber of Commerce Bella Vista Business Association Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Bentonville Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Berryville Chamber of Commerce Booneville Chamber of Commerce Brinkley Chamber of Commerce Bryant Chamber of Commerce Bull Shoals Lake Chamber of Commerce Cabot Chamber of […]

Airports in Arkansas

Fayetteville – Drake Field Mun. Airport (FYV) Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM) 6700 McKennon Blvd., Suite 200, Fort Smith, AR 72903 Little Rock National Airport One Airport Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202-4402 Springdale/Northwest Arkansas Reg. Airport (XNA) One Airport Blvd. Suite 100, Bentonville, AR 72712 Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK) 201 Airport Drive, Texarkana, AR 71854 […]

Towns and Cities in Arizona

Apache Junction Avondale Benson Bisbee Black Canyon Buckeye Bullhead City Camp Verde Carefree Casa Grande Cave Creek Chandler Chino Valley Clarkdale Clifton Colorado City Coolidge Cottonwood Dewey-Humboldt Douglas Duncan Eagar El Mirage Eloy Flagstaff Florence Fountain Hills Fredonia Gila Bend Gilbert Glendale Globe Goodyear Guadalupe Hayden Holbrook Huachuca City Jerome Kearny Kingman Lake Havasu City […]

Counties in Arizona

There are 15 Counties in the State of Arizona. Apache County Cochise County Coconino County Gila County Graham County Greenlee County La Paz County Maricopa County Mohave County Navajo County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County Yavapai County Yuma County

Chamber of Commerce in Arizona

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce Benson Chamber of Commerce Bisbee Chamber of Commerce Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce Carefree CaveCreek Chamber of Commerce Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce (Greater) Chandler Chamber of Commerce Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Chloride Chamber of Commerce Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce Copper Bain Chamber of Commerce Dolan Springs Chamber of […]

Airports in Arizona

Mesa – Williams Gateway Airport (IWA) 6033 South Sossaman Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) Scottsdale Airport (SCG) 15000 N. Airport Drive, 2nd Floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Tucson International Airport (TUS) 7250 South Tucson Boulevard

Arizona (Az): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did Arizona become a state? February 12, 1912 Who was the first European settlers in Arizona? Marcoz de Niza and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado First Native American settlers: Chemehuevi, Cocopa, Apache, Havasupai, Hopi, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Quechan, Tewa, Tohono O’odham, Southern Ute, White Mountain Apache, Yaqui, Zuni Square Miles: 114,006 US Rank: 6th State Flower: Saguaro […]

The 20 Largest U.S. States

Alaska tops the list as the largest state of the United States whether the land area includes water or not. An exclusion to the list is Michigan, whose total area is 96,716 square miles (147,121 sq km). However, it has 41% water area, leaving a land area of only 56, 804 sq miles. The Top 20 Largest States of the United […]

South Dakota (Sd): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did South Dakota become a state? November 1889 Who was the first explorer in South Dakota? Pierre Gaultier de Varenne, sieur de la Verendrye First Native American settlers: Arikaras, Mandans, Crows, Cheyenne, Lakota, Nakota, Dakota and Pawnee Native Americans Square Miles: 77,121 US Rank: 17th State Flower: Pasque Flower State Bird: Ring-Necked Pheasant State Motto: Under God, the […]

Massachusetts (MA): State Guide and Fun Facts

When was Massachusetts Founded? 1630 Who Founded Massachusetts? John Winthrop First settlers: Wampanoag, Nauset, Nipmuc, Pocomtuc, Mahican and Massachuset Indians Square Miles: 10,555 US Rank: 44th largest state State Flower: Mayflower State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee State Motto: Latin: “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem” Translation: “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty” Capital City Boston – […]

Towns and Cities in South Dakota

Aberdeen, SD Aberdeen, SD Agar, SD Akaska, SD Alcester, SD Alexandria, SD Allen, SD Alpena, SD Amherst, SD Andover, SD Arlington, SD Armour, SD Artesian, SD Ashton, SD Astoria, SD Aurora, SD Avon, SD Badger, SD Baltic, SD Barnard, SD Batesland, SD Bath, SD Belle Fourche, SD Belvidere, SD Benton, SD Beresford, SD Bethlehem, SD […]

Counties in South Dakota

There are 66 Counties in South Dakota Aurora Beadle Bennett Bon Homme Brookings Brown Brule Buffalo Butte Campbell Charles Mix Clark Clay Codington Corson Custer Davison Day Deuel Dewey Douglas Edmunds Fall River Faulk Grant Gregory Haakon Hamlin Hand Hanson Harding Hughes Hutchinson Hyde Jackson Jerauld Jones Kingsbury Lake Lawrence Lincoln Lyman Marshall McCook McPherson […]

List of South Dakota Chamber of Commerce

Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Alcester Chamber of Commerce Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Brandon Chamber of Commerce Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Canton Chamber of Commerce Chamberlain Oacoma Area Chamber of Commerce Clark Chamber of Commerce Custer Area Chamber of Commerce Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Edgemont Area […]

Airports in South Dakota

Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) Brookings Regional Airport Huron Regional Airport Pierre Regional Airport Rapid City Regional Airport Sioux Falls Regional Airport

New Mexico (NM): State Guide and Fun Facts

When did New Mexico become a state? January 6, 1912 Which European country first explored New Mexico? Spain First Native American settlers: Clovis Paleo-Indians, Mogollon, Anasazi, Pueblo, Navajo, Apache and Ute Native Americans Square Miles: 121,593 US Rank: 5th State Flower: Yucca State Bird: Roadrunner State Motto: Crescit Eundo, which translated means Grows as it Goes. Capital City Santa Fe […]

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