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Alabama (AL) - Montgomery

Alaska (AK) - Juneau

Arizona (AZ) - Phoenix

Arkansas (AR) - Little Rock

California (CA) - Sacramento

Colorado (CO) - Denver

Connecticut (CT) - Hartford

Delaware (DE) - Dover

Florida (FL) - Tallahassee

Georgia (GA) - Atlanta

Hawaii (HI) - Honolulu

Idaho (ID) - Boise

Illinois (IL) - Springfield

Indiana (IN) - Indianapolis

Iowa (IA) - Des Moines

Kansas (KS) - Topeka

Kentucky (KY) - Frankfort

Louisiana (LA) - Baton Rouge

Maine (ME) - Augusta

Maryland (MD) - Annapolis

Massachusetts (MA) - Boston

Michigan (MI) - Lansing

Minnesota (MN) - St. Paul

Mississippi (MS) - Jackson

Missouri (MO) - Jefferson City

Montana (MT) - Helena

Nebraska (NE) - Lincoln

Nevada (NV) - Carson City

New Hampshire (NH) - Concord

New Jersey (NJ) - Trenton

New Mexico (NM) - Santa Fe

New York (NY) - Albany

North Carolina (NC) - Raleigh

North Dakota (ND) - Bismarck

Ohio (OH) - Columbus

Oklahoma (OK) - Oklahoma City

Oregon (OR) - Salem

Pennsylvania (PA) - Harrisburg

Rhode Island (RI) - Providence

South Carolina (SC) - Columbia

South Dakota (SD) - Pierre

Tennessee (TN) - Nashville

Texas (TX) - Austin

Utah (UT) - Salt Lake City

Vermont (VT) - Montpelier

Virginia (VA) - Richmond

Washington (WA) - Olympia

West Virginia (WV) - Charleston

Wisconsin (WI) - Madison

Wyoming (WY) - Cheyenne

State Capitals Quiz Questions

  1. Which State Capital is the highest (sitting at 7,000 feet above sea level)?

  2. Which State Capital means "red stick" in French?
  3. The only State Capital with a population of more than one million?
  4. And can you name the least populous U.S. state capital?
  5. Which State Capital is named after a legendary American frontiersman who died in 1868?
  6. Which State Capital was named after a port town in Kent by William Penn in 1683?
  7. Name the State Capital that gets its name from the Apalachee word meaning "old fields" or "old town"?
  8. Which State Capital combines the name of the state with the Greek word for city?
  9. Which State Capital's name means "wild potato" or possibly "a good place to dig wild potatoes" in the Shawnee Native American language?
  10. Which State Capital was renamed in 1694 to honour the heir to the English throne, and later Queen of England?
  11. Which capital was founded by Protestant pastor Roger Williams in 1636 and given a name that means "divine care"?
  12. Which State Capital was given its name by William Byrd II who thought the region looked a bit like a town in Surrey?


  1. Santa Fe (New Mexico)

  2. Baton Rouge
  3. Pheonix
  4. Montpelier
  5. Carson City (named after Kit Carson. Also note that Pierre was renamed in honour of 19th century settler and fur trader Pierre Chouteau (1789–1865).)
  6. Dover
  7. Tallahassee
  8. Indianapolis (polis is Greek for city)
  9. Topeka
  10. Annapolis
  11. Providence
  12. Richmond (after Richmond-upon-Thames in Surrey)