US State Capitals

US State Capitals Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Read these special fun facts about US state capitals to uncover unique facts that many don't know.

Did you know that Phoenix, the largest capital by population was originally named 'Pumpkinville' in the 1800s? Or that Helena (Montana) had the highest number of millionaires in the world in 1888? Check out more of our sizzling US state capital fun facts.


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With 1.7 million residents in 2019, Phoenix is the only state capital with over a million people.

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Founded in 1610 by the Spanish, Santa Fe, New Mexico is America's oldest state capital.

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Barack Obama announced his first presidency on February 10, 2007 in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield Illinois. The same spot where Lincoln delivered his famous 'house divided' speech in 1858.

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The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is in Boise, Idaho and opened in 2002.

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By land area, at over 2,700 square miles, Juneau is the latest state capital in the United States.

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Albany resident S. Wheeler patented the brand new invention of toilet paper wrapped around a roll in the 1890s.

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Sacramento is California's oldest incorporated city, incorporated in 1850. The state legislature moved there from Benicia in 1854.

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At a latitude of 46.58 degrees, Olympia Washington is slightly further north than Bismarck, North Dakota at 46. 36 degrees.

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The world's favorite fizzy drink was invented in Atlanta in 1886. The city is still home to the Coca Cola Company.

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With less than 8,000 people Montpelier, Vermont is America's smallest state capital.

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