Every state is so unique by having its own identity and lingo to it, only the people from that state may understand it. Since we have readers all over the country, it is only fitting that we give you one fact of many that are weird but true to that state. Did you know about the fact from your state?
Alabama Audemus jura nostra defendere is the official state motto; translated it means “we dare defend our rights”.
Alaska The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.
ArizonaThe original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
Arkansas Pine Bluff is known as the world center of archery bow production.
California Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California’s 58 counties. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, or traffic lights.
ColoradoThe 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly one mile high above sea level.
Connecticut PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange.
Delaware The 87-foot Fenwick Island Lighthouse was painted in 1880 for a total cost of about $5.00.
Florida The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation, diffusion, and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American Art.
Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of the three Ps–peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
Hawaii There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. The vowels: A, E, I, O, U and the consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W.
Idaho The Lewis & Clark Highway (United State Highway 12), is the shortest route from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast and the longest highway within a national forest in the nation.
Illinois’ state dance is square dancing.
Indiana’s shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State.
Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels.
Kansas won the award for most beautiful license plate for the wheat plate design issued in 1981.
Kentucky’s Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.
Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties; its political subdivisions are called parishes.
Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.
Maryland 16 of the 23 Maryland counties border on tidal water. The combined length of tidal shoreline, including islands, is 4,431 miles.
Massachusetts The first U.S. Postal zip code in Massachusetts is 01001 at Agawam.
Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world.
Minnesota The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet.
Mississippi Root beer was invented in Biloxi in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr.
Missouri Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome.
Montana In Montana, the elk, deer and antelope populations outnumber the humans.
Nebraska The largest porch swing in the world is located in Hebron, Nebraska and it can seat 25 adults.
Nevada The state’s Highway 50, known as the Loneliest Highway in America, received its name from “Life” magazine in 1986. There are a few road stops in the 287 mile stretch between Ely and Fernley.
New Hampshire It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make approximately one gallon of maple syrup.
New Mexico has far more sheep and cattle than people. There are only about 12 people per square mile.
New YorkNew York City has 722 miles of subway track.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
North Carolina The State Motto is Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem).
North Dakota When Dakota Territory was created in 1861 it was named for the Dakota Indian tribe. Dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.
Ohio Some well-known personalities were born in Ohio including Steven Spielberg, Paul Newman, Annie Oakley, Arsenio Hall and Clark Gable.
Oklahoma is one of only two states whose capital cities name includes the state name. The other is Indianapolis, Indiana.
Oregon’s state birthday is on February 14th, Valentine’s Day.
Pennsylvania Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.
Rhode Island shares a state water border with New York.
South Carolina The Upper Whitewater Falls is the highest cascade in eastern America; it descends for nearly 411 feet.
South Dakota The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into Mount Rushmore the world’s greatest mountain carving.
Tennessee The name “Tennessee” originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, “Tana-see,” meaning “The Meeting Place.”
Texas Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
Utah is the only state whose capital’s name is made of three words. All three words in Salt Lake City have four letters each.
Vermont Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
VirginiaThe state motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis”. (Thus always to tyrants)
Washington Popular games Pictionary, Pickle-ball, and Cranium were all invented in Washington.
West Virginia has the oldest population of any state. The median age is 40.
Wisconsin The falls in Niagara has the same geological feature as Niagara Falls, New York.
Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.