Fun Facts for Each US State
In this country there are 50 fantastic states, but how much do you really know about them? Read on & you’ll find a fun fact for each state the next time you visit!
Alabama – Magnolia Springs is the only city in the US to have mail delivered by boat.
Alaska – Experience around 5,000 earthquakes per year.
Arizona – Can experience the nation’s highest & lowest temps in the same day.
Arkansas – The Ouachita Mountains ridges run east/west rather than north/south.
California – Has a higher population as a state than the entire country of Canada.
Colorado – Home to the longest continuous street, Colfax Ave. It’s in Denver & is 26 miles long.
Connecticut – One of 2 states that failed to ratify the 18th Amendment (manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol).
Delaware – The only state to have no commercial flights in or out of the state.
Florida – Has the lowest high point of all the states. Britton Hill is just 312 feet.
Georgia – Peachtree has 90 miles of roads dedicated to just golf carts.
Hawaii – Had their own currency issued during WWII & was their only legal tender.
Idaho – The only state seal designed by a woman.
Illinois – Chicago is the third largest city in the country.
Indiana – The Indy 500 Speedway has the highest spectator capacity than any sports arena in the world.
Iowa – Fort Atkinson is the only fort build by the US to protect one Indian tribe from another.
Kansas – Leads the country in wheat production…is there really any surprise?
Kentucky – Fort Knox has the world’s largest gold reserve.
Louisiana – The longest bridge in the states is Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at 24 miles.
Maine – One of the first places you can see the sun rise in the US is in Acadia National Park.
Maryland – Part of the panhandle squeezes down to just 1.8 miles.
Michigan – Highway 185 is the only official US highway that does not allow cars.
Minnesota – In 1952 the first open heart surgery was successful.
Mississippi – Blues music formed here just after the Civil War.
Missouri – The tallest manmade monument is the St. Louis arch.
Montana – Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, 28 miles long & almost 200 square miles.
Nebraska – The only state with both east and west borders that are water.
Nevada – Close to 85% of all land in the state is owned by the government.
New Hampshire – The American dollar was designated the standard in 1944.
New Jersey – Has the longest red light which is in West Milford having you wait 5 min.
New Mexico – First atomic bomb was tested in central NM.
New York – Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellostone, Glacier, Everglades, & Grand Canyon National Parks combined.
North Carolina – Housed around 10,000 enemy soldiers in 18 POW camps during WWII.
North Dakota – Houses the geographical center of North America.
Ohio – Home to the shortest street, McKinley Street. It’s in Bellefontaine & is only 28 feet long.
Oklahoma – The state vegetable is watermelon…yea we don’t get it either.
Oregon – Leader in Christmas tree production as well as producing 99% of the nation’s hazelnuts.
Pennsylvania – Centralia’s ground has been on fire over 50 years from a coal mine fire & is expected to burn another 200 years!
Rhode Island – The first state to pass a gradual emancipation act.
South Carolina – Played host to the first Civil War battle.
South Dakota – Agriculture is the top industry with 98% of the state’s farms being family owned & operated.
Tennessee – Has the most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Texas – Its northern most point is closer to Michigan than it is to its southern most point.
Utah – I70 contains 106 miles of interstate with no fuel stations, the longest in the country.
Vermont – One of the first ski lifts was developed in 1934.
Virginia – The infamous speech that included, “Give me liberty or give me death” was given in Richmond.
Washington – Largest producer of apples, pears, & sweet cherries in the US.
West Virginia – Where the Grimes golden apple & the Golden Delicious apple originated.
Wisconsin – The republican party was established in 1854.
Wyoming – The least populated state in America.
What fun state facts do you know?