List of city nicknames in the United States


List of city nicknames in the United States

This partial list of city nicknames in the United States compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that cities are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to municipal governments, local people, outsiders or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce. City nicknames can help in establishing a civic identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname; promote civic pride; and build community unity.Muench, David [http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/economies/communityindicators/communityslogans.pdf "Wisconsin Community Slogans: Their Use and Local Impacts"] , December 1993, accessed April 10, 2007.] Nicknames and slogans that successfully create a new community "ideology or myth" are also believed to have economic value. Their economic value is difficult to measure, but there are anecdotal reports of cities that have achieved substantial economic benefits by "branding" themselves by adopting new slogans.Alfredo Andia, [http://www.monu.org/monu7/Branding.pdf Branding the Generic City :)] , MU.DOT magazine, September 10, 2007]

Some unofficial nicknames are positive, while others are derisive. The unofficial nicknames listed here have been in use for a long time or have gained wide currency.

Cities by state

Alabama

Alaska

*Anchorage
**The City of Lights and Flowers (or City of Lights) [http://208.109.242.142/archives/archives-2006/featurevol15ed19.html Make me feel brand new] , "Anchorage Press", May 17, 2006.]
**Air Crossroads of the World. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb4724/is_200604/ai_n17287751 Air Crossroads of the World] , "Ground Support", April 2006."Increased tourism has halted those perceptions and Anchorage is now known as the "City of Lights and Flowers", a bustling city with a formidable backdrop of glaciers and mountains."]
**Anchortown
**Hanging Basket Capital of the World. [http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/alaska/anchorage.php Anchorage Alaska] , accessed March 29, 2007. "Everyone seems to have some kind of nickname for Anchorage Alaska. Some call it the City of Lights and Flowers, because of the white lights of the city's many buildings, and the flowers that adorn the streets in the summer. Garden journalists refer to Anchorage Alaska as the Hanging Basket Capital of the World, whereas aviations fans call it the "Air Crossroads of the World," due to its location between the two northern continents. "]
*Cordova
**Clam Town. [ [http://www.usacitiesonline.com/akcountycordova.htm Cordova, Alaska profile] , accessed March 29, 2007.]
**Razor Clam Capital.
*Fairbanks - The Golden Heart City. [ [http://www.kttc.com/News/index.php?ID=13513 Shakespeare Marathon] , KTTC, March 10, 2007. "Fairbanks, Alaska is a city known for its quirkiness, things like playing baseball at midnight and turning solid blocks of ice into works of art. But the "Golden Heart City" has another passion, one that may surprise you."]
*Haines - Eagle Capital of America. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/birds.html Claims to Fame - Birds] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Homer - Halibut Capital of the world. [ [http://www.alaska.com/places/cities/other_cities/story/4565654p-4699620c.html Homer, Alaska] , accessed March 29, 2007. "Homer, Alaska, is considered the halibut capital of the world -- or so locals claim."]
*Juneau - Capital of Alaska
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*Kenai - The Village With a Past, the City With a Future. [ [http://www.ci.kenai.ak.us/ Kenai, Alaska website] , accessed March 29, 2007.]
*Ketchikan - King Salmon Capital of the World. ["A Fleet of Ferry Ships to Offer Motorists a 'Marine' Highway to Skagway, Alaska; Enthusiasm Shown Summer Side Trip", "The New York Times", March 8, 1963. "The Ferry Ships put in along The route at Ketchikan, 'The king salmon capital of The world'..."]
*Knik - Dog-mushing Center of the World. [ [http://www.alaskatravel.com/alaska/knik-fairview.html Knik - Fairview Alaska] , accessed March 29, 2007. "Knik is a check-point for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, and is called the 'Dog Mushing Center of the World.'"]
*Kodiak - King Crab Capital.
*Sitka
**First City of Alaska. [ [http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/photos/extras/2006/08/cruise/11.html A Prairie Home Companion at Sea: Alaska 2006] , accessed March 29, 2007.]
**The Natural Place to Visit. [ [http://www.sitka.org/ Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau] , accessed March 29, 2007.]

Arizona

*Apache Junction
**Home of the Superstition Mountains. [ [http://www.ajcity.net/AJRideShare/AJRideShare_eligible.cfm Apache Junction Ride Choice] , accessed march 30, 2007. "© 2004 City of Apache Junction, Arizona Home of the Superstition Mountains "]
**Gateway to Legends, Lakes, Leisure, and Lost Treasure. [ [http://www.maricopaworkforceconnection.com/careerseeker/Resources/government.asp Arizona Government Web Sites] , accessed March 30, 2007. "City of Apache Junction, Arizona. Gateway to legends, lakes, leisure and lost treasures."]
*Ash Fork - Flagstone Capital of the United States.
*Chandler - High-Tech Oasis of the Silicon Desert
*Flagstaff
**City in the Pines. [http://www.flagstaff-arizona.us/ Flagstaff Arizona] , accessed March 29, 2007. "Flagstaff is sometimes called "The City in the Pines" because the town sits in the middle of a Ponderosa Pine stand in the Coconino National Forest. The town is also called "The City of Seven Wonders" because of it proximity to the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument and the San Francisco Peaks."]
**City of Seven Wonders.
**Flag Town (C. W. McCall). [ [http://www.cw-mccall.com/news/2002/20020121.shtml Song A' Th' Week] , "The Legend-News", January 21, 2002. "By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. => On the highway between Rubber Duck's location and Flagstaff, Arizona ("Flagtown"), there are no reports of police activity."]
*Jerome - America’s Most Vertical City
*Kingman - Heart of Route 66. [ [http://www.kingmanchamber.org/ Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce] , accessed March 29, 2007. "Kingman, Arizona: The Heart of Route 66 and gateway to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon!"]
*Phoenix - The Valley, Phoenix Valley, Valley of the Sun (includes surrounding cities such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Glendale and Paradise Valley) [http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/ied/AboutAZ/ied_AboutAZ.html] [http://www.arizonahandbook.com/SC_AZ.htm] [http://www.come2az.com/azfun/]
*Prescott - The Mile-High City. [ [http://www.cityofprescott.net/business/ Quick Facts about Prescott] , Prescott, Arizona. Accessed May 17, 2007. "Called the “mile-high city” at an elevation of 5,400 feet"]
*Scottsdale - The West's Most Western Town. [ [http://www.usacitiesonline.com/azcountyscottsdale.htm Scottsdale Arizona profile] , accessed March 30, 2007. "The first mayor was Malcolm White. He also coined the city slogan, 'The West's Most Western Town.'"]
*Sedona - Red Rock Country. [ [http://redrockcountry.org/ Red Rock Country] ]
*Sierra Vista - Hummingbird Capital of the United States.
*Tombstone - The Town Too Tough To Die. [ [http://www.cityoftombstone.com/ The City of Tombstone's Official Web Site] , accessed March 29, 2007. "The Town too Tough to Die," Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona's old mining camps.] [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/braggadocio.html Claims to Fame - Braggadocio] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Tucson
**The Old Pueblo. [ [http://www.flightcontrolacademy.com/tucson.htm A Look at the "Old Pueblo"--Tucson] , accessed March 30, 2007.]
**The Sunshine Factory. [http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/columnists/173980 My opinion Debbie Kornmiller : TV listings' headaches fixed today] , "Arizona Daily Star", March 18, 2007. "The Sunshine Factory" won a Tucson nickname contest in the 1980s as a replacement for the "Old Pueblo." ]

Arkansas

*Alma - Spinach Capital of the World.Wanda McKinney, [http://www.southernliving.com/southern/features/southerners/article/0,28012,1044912,00.html Our Favorite Town Slogans] , "Southern Living", April 2005]
*Berryville - Turkey Capital.
*Brinkley - Home of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. [ [http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0612/feature6/index.html The Ghost Bird] , "National Geographic", December 2006, "The billboards are still up along Interstate 40, inviting drivers to stop at Brinkley, the Home of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker."]
*Conway - The City of Colleges (The University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College) [ [http://www.cityofconway.org/ Official Site of the City of Conway, Arkansas] , accessed April 1, 2007.]
*Dumas - Home of the Ding Dong Daddy [ [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=876 Dumas (Desha County)] , Encyclopedia of Arkansas. The nickname originated with the popular song "I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas."]
*El Dorado - Arkansas' Original Boomtown [http://www.boomtown.org/]
*Emerson - The Biggest Little Town in Arkansas
*Fayetteville
**Hog Country
**Track Capital of the World
*Green Forest - Tomato Capital.
*Hope - Watermelon Capital of the World. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=travel&res=9F0CE6DC1430F931A2575AC0A965958260 The World Capital of Whatever] , "The New York Times" by Harold Faber, September 12, 1993.]
*Hot Springs - Spa City. [ [http://www.hotsprings.org/ Hot Springs, Arkansas] , accessed April 11, 2007. "You'll find the perfect combination of relaxing activities and kick-out-all-the-stops attractions in the Spa City."]
*Jasper - Elk Capital of Arkansas. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/animals.html Claims to Fame - Animals] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Jonesboro
**The City of Churches. [http://www.usacitiesonline.com/arcountyjonesboro.htm Jonesboro] , accessed April 8, 2007.]
**The Crepe Myrtle City.
*Little Rock
**The City of Roses. [ [http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/manuscripts/collection/mss98-13.html Little Rock City Beautiful Scrapbooks] , accessed April 11, 2007. "The City Beautiful Commission came up with the idea of an official rose, in keeping with Little Rock’s traditional nickname, “City of Roses.” The Joe T. Robinson rose was chosen."]
**River City. [ [http://www.littlerock.com/media/history.asp A Brief History of Little Rock] , accessed April 11, 2007. "Today, in downtown Little Rock, the old and new mix well together. Stately antebellum structures and ornate Victorian buildings neighbor gleaming new glass-facade skyscrapers stretching up into the river city's skyline with scenic, natural surroundings providing the backdrop."]
*Lowell - A Town with a Past, A City with a Future. [ [http://www.lowellarkansas.gov/index.php?section=10 The City of Lowell, Arkansas] , accessed April 11, 2007. Motto is on upper right of page.]
*Malvern - Brick Capital of the World.
*Mount Ida - Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/rocks.html Claims to Fame - Rocks] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Mountain View - Folk Music Capital of the World. [ [http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/ Ozark Folk Center] , accessed April 11, 2007. "Visit downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, the 'Folk Music Capital of the World.'"] [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/arts.html Claims to Fame - Arts] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Nashville - Peach Capital.
*Stuttgart - Rice and Duck Capital of the World. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tv/columns/story?columnist=sutton_keith&page=g_col_Sutton_Stuttgart_AR_duck_capital Out There: The world's duck-hunting capital - Stuttgart, Ark., lies at the heart of the greatest mallard-hunting area] , "ESPN", accessed April 11, 2007. "The rice fields encroach to the very edge of the city, and erected at the side of one is a small wooden sign that says you've reached the city limits. This is it: Stuttgart — The Rice and Duck Capital of the World."]
*Siloam Springs - City of fountains and parks and bridges

California

Colorado

Connecticut

*Berlin - Geographic Center of CT [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/geography.html Claims to Fame - Agriculture] , Epodunk, accessed April 10, 2008.]
* Bethlehem - The Christmas Town [ [http://www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/ Bethlehem, CT] official website]
*Bridgeport - The Park City
*Bristol - Clock CityBill Ryan, [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DEED61339F932A15752C0A960958260 What's in a Name? Old Industrial Fame] , "The New York Times", January 21, 1996]
*Cheshire - Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut.
*Danbury - Hat City. [Perrefort, Dirk. [http://www.newstimes.com/ci_8874686 "Lawmakers honor Hat City, 4 veteran politicians"] , "The News-Times", April 1, 2008. Accessed April 10, 2008. "Lawmakers tipped their hats to Danbury on Wednesday during the first Danbury Day at the Capitol. Legislators from throughout the state wore hats of every shape, size and color to honor the Hat City's history."]
*Derby - Connecticut's Smallest City [ [http://www.connquest.com/connecticut/directory/newhaven/towns/derby.html ConnQuest - Derby, Connecticut] , Connecticut Directory, accessed July 17, 2008]
*Hamden - Land of the Sleeping Giant [ [http://www.hamden.com/ Hamden, Connecticut - Town Official Website] ]
*Hartford - Insurance City [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/business.html Claims to Fame - Business] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Manchester - Silk City
*Meriden - Silver City
*Naugatuck - Rubber City
*New Britain
**Hardware City
**Hard-hittin' New Britain [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=grant/070427&sportCat=ncf Glasper learns the hard lessons of football] . "ESPN.com", June 7 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
*New Haven - The Elm City (reported in the 1880s as City of Elms)
*Norwich - The Rose City. [ [http://www.towngreens.com/exhibits/index.cgi/7/ Norwich: The Rose City] , Town Greens website, accessed February 19, 2008]
*Stamford
**Lock City (a reference to the now-defunct Yale & Towne lock factory).
**"The City that Works!" [ [http://www.cityofstamford.org/content/36/106/default.aspx The City of Stamford, CT - About Stamford] . Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
*Waterbury - The Brass City [ [http://www.towngreens.com/exhibits/index.cgi/6/ Waterbury: The Brass City] , Town Greens website, accessed February 19, 2008]
*West Haven - Connecticut's Friendliest City [ [http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/ West Haven: Connecticut's Friendliest City] , City of West Haven Website, accessed June 11, 2008]
*Willimantic - Thread City

Delaware

*Lewes - First Town in the First State. [ [http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?fuseaction=welcome.message Greetings from the Honorable James L. Ford III] , Lewes, Delaware. Accessed April 10, 2008. "Founded in 1631 by Dutch seamen, Lewes is known as the 'First Town in the First State.'"]
*Rehoboth Beach - The Nation's Summer Capital. [ [http://www.sussexcountyonline.com/beaches/rehobothbeach.html Rehoboth Beach Delaware] , Sussex County Online. Accessed April 10, 2008. "Long known as the 'Nation's Summer Capital' because of the number of Washingtonians who visit during the summer, Rehoboth Beach is Delaware's largest coastal town."]
*Seaford - The Nylon Capital of the World
*Wilmington
**Chemical Capital of the World.

Florida

Georgia

*Abbeville - Wild Hog Capital of Georgia.
*Ashburn - Peanut Capital of the World.
*Athens - The Classic City.
*Atlanta
**The City to Busy to Hate
**A-TownFact|date=June 2008
**The Big A
**The Big Peach
**City of Peace
**Dogwood City
**Hotlanta
**ATL
**The A-hole
**Blueland
**The Capital of Black America
*Blakely - Peanut Capital of the World.
*Canon - The Big Gun
*Claxton - Fruitcake Capital of the World.
*Colquitt - Mayhaw Capital of the World.
*Cordele - Watermelon Capital of the World.
*Dalton - Carpet Capital of the World. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988693,00.html Greetings From America's Secret Capitals] , "Time (magazine)", July 13, 1998.] [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/products.html Claims to Fame - Products] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Dawson - Spanish Peanut Capital of the World.
*Elberton - The Granite City.
*Ellijay - Georgia's Apple Capital.
*Fort Valley - Peach Capital of Georgia.
*Gainesville - Poultry Capital of the World.
*Griffin - Iris City. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/plants.html Claims to Fame - Plants] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Kennesaw - K-town, Home of Wild Man, Land of Ulrich.
*Lithonia - City of Granite.
* Metter - Everything's Better in Metter
*Nashville - City of Dogwoods.
*Newnan - City of Homes.
*Powder Springs - P-Town.
*Sandersville - Kaolin Capital of the World.
*Savannah - Turf Grass Capital of the World. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/index.html Claims to Fame - Favorites] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Sylvester--The Peanut Capital of the World
*Vidalia - Sweet Onion Capital of the World.
*Warwick - The Grits Capital of Georgia or The Grits Capital of the World. [ [http://www.gritsfest.com/ National Grits Festival website] (accessed January 24, 2008). "On Feb. 12, 2002, Rep. Johnny Floyd of Cordele, Rep. Ray Holland of Ashburn led the Georgia House of Representatives to approve a resolution that made Warwick 'The Grits Capital of Georgia.' On March 19, 2003, Governor Sonny Perdue recognized Warwick as The Grits Capital of the World."]
*Waynesboro - Bird Dog Capital of the World.

Hawaii

*Honolulu - The Big Pineapple. [ [http://www.honoluluweekly.com/archives/coverstory%202003/09-10-03%20Arts/09-10-03%20Arts.html Honolulu Weekly, September 10, 2003] ] [Kathryn Drury Wagner, [http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/January-2006/Our-Town-Dog-Day-After-Noon/ Our Town: Dog Day, After Noon: A taste of New York comes to the Big Pineapple] , Honolulu Magazine, January 2006]

Idaho

*Ashton - Seed Potato Capital.
*Blackfoot - Potato Capital of the World.
*Buhl - Trout Capitol.
*Pocatello - Poky [ [http://www.pocatelloshops.com/blogs/ian.php?id=3329 Idaho State Journal - Some advice for hiring Poky's next top cop] ]
*Wallace - Silver Capital of the World.

Illinois

*Algonquin - The Gem of the Fox River Valley [ [http://www.algonquin.org Village of Algonquin] . Accessed August 18, 2007.]
*Aurora - City of Lights [ [http://www.aurora-il.org/aboutourcity.asp Welcome To Aurora] , City of Aurora. Accessed July 17, 2007. "Later, when the City was the first in the United States to use electric lights for publicly lighting the entire City, it achieved the nickname of “City of Lights”."]
*Batavia - The Windmill City. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/energy.html Claims to Fame - Energy] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Beardstown - Watermelon Capital.
*Bloomington - The Evergreen City [ [http://www.pantagraph.com/cityguide/sesqui/growth1.php Pantagraph.com | Sesqui! ] ]
*Bloomington-Normal together - The Twin Cities [ [http://www.pantagraph.com/cityguide/ Pantagraph.com | Twin City Guide ] ]
*Champaign-Urbana - Shampoo-Banana
*Chester - The Home of Popeye [ [http://www.chesterill.com/ City of Chester website] . Chester was the home town of Elzie Segar, the creator of "Popeye", and some characters in his cartoons were based on people of Chester.]
*Chicago
**Chi-Town [Berman, John and Meewalla, Shani. [http://i.abcnews.com/Nightline/story?id=3024314&page=1 When A Tattoo Goes Wrong, A Trend Develops] . ABC News, April 7 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
**City in a Garden (literal translation of city motto, "Urbs in horto" [ [http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/news.detail/object_id/92e74b0f-f44f-4a8c-94dc-7b565cc2cd20.cfm Chicago Park District website] ]
**The City of the Big Shoulders [http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/chinicknames.html Chicago Nicknames] . Chicago Public Library. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
**The City That Works (by Mayor Daley, for example [ [http://www.enjoyillinois.com/brochures/05MotorMap.pdf 030909-MotorcoachMap ] ] )
**The Second City
**The Windy City
*Collinsville - Horseradish Capital of the World.
*Crystal Lake - A Good Place to Live [ [http://www.crystallake.org City of Crystal Lake] . Accessed August 18, 2007.]
*DeKalb - Barbed Wire Capital of the World.
*Griggsville - Purple Martin Capital of the World.
*Huntley - The Friendly Village With Country Charm [ [http://www.huntley.il.us Village of Huntley] . Accessed August 18, 2007.]
*Joliet
**City of Champions [ [http://www.jackhammerbaseball.com/kidszone/champ/ Joliet JackHammers website] (accessed June 7, 2008)]
**City of Steel [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/676.html Joliet, Illinois] , Encyclopedia of Chicago]
**City of Stone
*Kewanee - Hog Capital of the World ".
*Lombard - The Lilac Village. [ [http://www.nuhs.edu/show.asp?durki=283 Lombard Info] , National University of Health Sciences, accessed April 21, 2007. "Held each year during the first three weeks in May, regardless of the vagaries of the growing season, Lilac Time is Lombard’s celebration of a 70-year-old horticultural tradition that has led to the town’s designation as “The Lilac Village,”"]
*Marseilles - Best Little City By A Dam Site. [Louis Miglio, "A Geography Alumnus Fondly Remembers," [http://www.geo.ilstu.edu/downloads/newsletters/glacialdeposits_vol29.pdf Glacial Deposits, Volume 29, 2000-2001] , Illinois State University, pages 5-7]
*Mattoon - Bagel Capital of the World.
*Metropolis - The Home of Superman [ [http://www.ozarkvacation.com/illinois/?ar=73 Southern Illinois ] ]
*Moline - Plow Capital of the World.
*Morton - Pumpkin Capital of the World. [ [http://www.pumpkincapital.com/index.php?section=39 Morton Pumpkin Festival Information] , Morton Chamber of Commerce, accessed April 21, 2007. "Morton is the "Pumpkin Capital of the World". Home of Nestle/Libby's pumpkin packing plant, 80% of the world's canned pumpkin is processed here."]
*Naperville - The Golden City [ [http://www.ainfos.ca/02/may/ainfos00430.html An Invitation To Party In Naperville] , A-Infos News Service, accessed September 27,2007. "Welcome to Naperville, Illinois, USA. Please have your credit card ready. This is the golden city of corporate globalization. A city of opulent automobiles and grande lattes, expensive clothes and overpriced restaurants. We have been voted the "best place in the country to raise children," and many CEO's and owners with companies and factories in Chicago choose Naperville as a place to store their wealth. Ours is truly a city without a care in the world."]
*Olney - Home of the white squirrels.
*Pekin
**Celestial City
**Marigold Capital of the World.
*Peoria - Whiskeytown
*Quincy - Gem City [ [http://www.wgem.com/News/index.php?ID=11814 Another Gem City Landing?] , WGEM, April 10, 2007, accessed April 21, 2007. " QUINCY - It was an event that attracted thousands of people from around the world to the Gem City and then it moved to a different location -- Rantoul."]
*Rockford - The Forest City [ [http://www.ci.rockford.il.us/about/index.cfm About Rockford] , City of Rockford, Illinois website (accessed June 7, 2008)]
*Springfield - Flower City
*Thomson - The Melon Capital of the World [ [http://www.thomsonil.com/ Thomson Chamber of Commerce] website (accessed June 8, 2008)]
*Wilmington - The Island City [ [http://www.wilmington-il.com/history/ The History of Wilmington, IL] , City of Wilmington website]

Indiana

Iowa

*Algona - The World’s Largest Chee-to
*Cedar Rapids - The City of Five Seasons [ [http://www.cedar-rapids.org/ City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa ] ]
*Des Moines - Hartford of the WestFact|date=June 2008
*Dyersville - Farm Toy Capital of the World
*Emmetsburg - Iowa's Irish Capital [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/ethnic.html Claims to Fame - Ethnic Groups] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Fairfield, Iowa - Silicorn Valley [http://www.alltm.org/zarticles/Silicorn%20Valley.html]
*Fort Dodge - Mineral City
*Grinnell, Iowa
**Jewel of the Prairie [ [http://www.villageprofile.com/iowa/grinnell/01/topic.html Mayor's Letter, Grinnell, IA] Village Profile website (accessed June 2, 2008)]
**The Harvard of IowaFact|date=June 2008
*Keokuk - Gate City (reported in the 1880s)
*Le Mars - Ice Cream Capital of the World.

Kansas

*Baxter Springs - First cowtown in Kansas. [ [http://www.baxterspringsmuseum.org/ Baxter Springs Museum] Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Beattie - Milo Capital of the World
*Cassoday - Prairie Chicken Capital of the World.
*Cawker City - Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine
*Dodge City
**Queen of the Cowtowns. [ [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/fordco/dodgecity.html Ford County Historical Society - Dodge City] ]
**The Wickedest Little City in America
*Garden City - Cutting Horse Capital.
*Girard - Printing Capital of the Nation.
*Haysville - Peach Capital of Kansas.
*Jennings - Czech Us Out.
*Kansas City
** KCK [ [http://www.kckchamber.com/ Kansas City Chamber of Commerce] ]
** Heart of America [http://got.net/~landauer/lists/CityOf.html (cf., "Kansas City, Kansas : Heart of America")]
*Kirwin - Goose Capital.
*La Crosse - Barbed Wire Capital of the World .
*Lansing - City With a Future [ [http://www.leavenworthdirectory.com/lansing.cfm City of Lansing, Kansas - Community Profile] ]
*Lawrence - River City [ [http://www.ljworld.com/section/rivercitychronicles Lawrence-Journal World: River City Chronicles] ]
*Lenexa - Spinach Capital.
*Leoti - Pinto Bean Capital.
*Liberal - The Land of Oz
*Lindsborg - Little Sweden [ [http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ks/lindsbrg_1 Little Sweden: A Local Legacy] America's Story website, The Library of Congress (accessed January 25, 2008)]
*Manhattan - The Little Apple. [ [http://www.manhattancvb.org/ Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau] ]
*Marysville - Black Squirrel Capital.
*Norton - Pheasant Capital of Kansas.
*Olathe - Cowboy Boot Capital. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/clothing.html Claims to Fame - Clothing] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Parsons - Purple Martin Capital.
*Pittsburg - Fried Chicken Capital.
*Quinter - Half Mile High City.
*Russell Springs - Cow Chip Capital of Kansas.
*Salina
**Smoky Hill River CityFact|date=September 2008
**Heart of KansasFact|date=September 2008
*Wellington - Wheat Capital of the World.
*Wichita
**Air Capital of the World.
**The Emerald City
*Wilson - Czech Capital of Kansas
*Windom - Covered Dish Capital of the World.

Kentucky

*Bardstown - Bourbon Capital of the World.
*Berea - Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.
*Bowling Green, Kentucky - Vette City
*Danville - City of Firsts [ [http://ci.danville.ky.us/ City of Danville, Ky - City of Firsts ] ]
*Lexington - Horse Capital of the World. [ [http://www.visitlex.com/ Visit Lexington, Kentucky] , accessed April 7, 2007. "Visiting a horse farm while you're in the Horse Capital of the World is a uniquely Bluegrass kind of experience you'll long remember."]
*Louisville
**The Fall City (reported in the 1880s)
**River City [ [http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PARC/ Parking Authority of River City] . Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
**Gateway to the South. [ [http://www.derbypost.com/kentucky2.html Horse Racing in Kentucky, Part II] , accessed April 7, 2007. "By then Louisville businesses had severed their northern ties since the only market for Louisville-made tools and food staples was in the war-ravaged South, making "former Confederate officers and soldiers precious commodities when the city's Board of Trade began promoting Louisville as the 'Gateway to the South.'"]
*Owensboro - Barbecued Mutton Capital of the World.
*Paducah - Quilt City. [ [http://www.ket.org/pressroom/2004/10/QCUL__.html Paducah takes center stage in Quilt City USA] , "Kentucky Educational Television", February 23, 2004.]
*Pikeville - The City That Moves Mountains. [ [http://www.cityofpikeville.com/ official site of The City of Pikeville, Kentucky] , accessed April 7, 2007. For the origin of this motto, see Pikeville Cut-Through.]
*Renfro Valley - Kentucky's Country Music Capital.

Louisiana

*Breaux Bridge - Crayfish Capital of the World or Crawfish Capital of the World [ [http://chamber.breauxbridgelive.com/ Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Chamber of Commerce] website, accessed July 3, 2008]
*Des Allemands - Catfish Capital of the World.
*Dubach - Dogtrot Capital of the World [ [http://www.dubachla.com/ Welcome to Dubach, Louisiana ] ]
*New Orleans
**America's Favorite Cityhttp://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/index.cfm/contentID/555/sectionID/1/subsectionID/0]
**America's International City
**America's Most Interesting City
**America’s Most European City
**America's European Masterpiece
**The Big Easy (as referenced in the film set there, "The Big Easy")
**Birthplace of Jazz
**City of Festivals
**City of Mystery
**City of the Chefs
**The Crescent City. [ [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/new_orleans.html New Orleans profile] , accessed April 7, 2007. "Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City."]
**The City that Care Forgot [ [http://nutrias.org/facts/careforgot.htm New Orleans—"The City That Care Forgot" and Other Nicknames - A Preliminary Investigation] ]
**The Gateway to the Americas
**Mardi Gras City
**Nawlins
**NOLA
**The Paris of Americas
**Paris of the South
**Queen City of the South
**The Queen of the Mississippi
**Saint City
**Super Bowl City
*Gonzales - Jambalaya Capital of the World.
*Gueydan - Duck Capital of America.
*Jennings - Cradle of Louisiana Oil.
*Lafayette - The Heart of Acadiana [ [http://www.lafayettetravel.com/culture/history/ Lafayette History] , accessed September 27, 2007. "Lafayette, the heart of Acadiana and the unofficial capital of Cajun Country."]
*Lecompte - Pie Capital of Louisiana.
*Ponchatoula - Strawberry Capital of the World.
*Rayne - Frog Capital of the World.
*St. Martinville - Birthplace of Acadiana [ [http://www.stmartinvillechamber.com/ St. Martinville Chamber of Commerce] . Retrieved 2008-02-14.]

Maine

*Bangor - The Queen City of the East. [ [http://bangorinfo.com/the_city.html Welcome to the Queen City] , accessed April 7, 2007. "Although Bangor's history is of little national historical significance, a day in the Queen City of the East will provide the curious with opportunities to imagine the past."]
*Bath - The City of Ships. [ [http://www.bathpublicschools.com/bath/home.html Bath School Department] , accessed April 7, 2007. "Known as, "The City of Ships", Bath lies on the shore of the Kennebec River and has been a major shipbuilding center for centuries."]
*Cherryfield - Blueberry Capital of the World.
*Farmington - Earmuff Capital of the World.
*Portland - Forest City (reported in 1894)
*Presque Isle - The Star City. [ [http://www.presqueisle.govoffice2.com/ City of Presque Isle Online] , accessed April 7, 2007.]
*Rockland - Lobster Capital of the World.
*Strong - Toothpick Capital of the World.

Maryland

*Annapolis- Crabtown
*Baltimore
**America's Comeback City
**B-More [ [http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/asp/activity_main.asp?categoryID=9 B-More Basics] . Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
**Bodymore, Murderland [ [http://www.city-journal.org/html/11_1_can_mayor_omalley.html Can Mayor O’Malley Save Ailing Baltimore?] ]
**Charm City [Popik, Barry." [http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/summary9/ Charm City (summary)] ". The Big Apple. Nicknames of Other Places. March 25 2005. "URL retrieved on May 5 2007".]
**Crab Cake Capital of the World.
**Mobtown [Connery, William. [http://www.baltimoremd.com/charm/moblink.html "Maryland’s Mob Town Supplied Links Through Rail and Fort"] . May 2002. "URL retrieved on January 27, 2007."] [Smith, Van. [http://www.citypaper.com/arts/story.asp?id=9176 "Mob Rules"] . Baltimore City Paper. October 6, 2004. "URL retrieved on January 27, 2007."]
**Monument City [cite web |url=http://www.citypaper.com/bob/story.asp?id=10574 |title=Best Monument |accessdate=2007-09-19 |date=2005-09-21 |work=2005 Baltimore Living Winners |publisher=Baltimore City Paper ]
**The City of Firsts [cite web |url=http://www.baltimorecity.gov/faq/firsts.php |title=Baltimore; The City of Firsts |accessdate=2007-09-30 |publisher=City of Baltimore, Maryland ] [cite web |url=http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/ha-balto.html |title=Baltimore City Heritage Area |accessdate=2007-09-30 |publisher=Maryland Historical Trust ]
**The City That Reads [cite web|url=http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/sub.cfm?issueID=31&sectionID=4&articleID=287|title=WHAT MAKES BALTIMORE THE CITY THAT READS?|accessdate=2007-12-20|publisher=Baltimore Urbanite]
**The Greatest City in America [O'Mara, Richard. [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0105/p20s01-lihc.html "Backstory: Baltimore - 'Home of 1,000 Slogans'"] . The Christian Science Monitor. January 5, 2006. "URL retrieved on January 27, 2007."]

*Columbia - The Next America [http://nexus.umn.edu/Papers/NextAmerica.pdf The Next America Revisited] , "Levinson D. (2003) The Next America Revisited. "Journal of Planning Education and Research". Summer 2003, Volume 22, Number 4, pp. 329-345.]
*Crisfield - Seafood Capital of the World
*Takoma Park - Azalea City

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

*Anoka - Halloween Capital of the World [ [http://www.ci.anoka.mn.us/ City of Anoka Web Site] ]
*Austin - Spamtown USA.
*Belding - Apple Capital.
*Bemidji - First City on the Mississippi.
*Big Lake - BL [http://www.westsherburnetribune.com/main.asp?SectionID=2 Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Braham - Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota.
*Duluth
**The Zenith City. [http://www.eskie.net/superior/twinports/ Twin Ports: Duluth/Superior] , accessed May 8, 2007. "Duluth, also known as the "Zenith City", is the larger of the two, and usually gets the most notoriety, but Superior, also referred to as "Soup Town"(because of common fog overhangs!) has a lot to offer residents as well as visitors."]
**The Twin Ports (with Superior, Wisconsin).
*Elk River - Where City and Country Flow Together. [http://www.elkriverchamber.org/city.aspx]
*International Falls - The Icebox of the United States.
*Lake Benton - Windpower Capital.
*Madison - Lutefisk Capital of the World. [ [http://www.ci.madison.mn.us/ City of Madison, Minnesota - Welcome to the City of Madison, Minnesota ] ]
*Minneapolis
**City of Flour and Sawdust (reported in 1883)
**City of Lakes [ [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ City of Minneapolis, Minnesota - Official Web Site ] ]
**Mill City [As per the city history book, "The Mill City"; or the [http://www.millcitymuseum.org/ Mill City Museum] ]
**The Mini Apple
**Murderapolis [ [http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/826rvcvn.asp Return to Murderapolis ] ]
** First City of the West
*Montgomery - Kolacky Capital of the World.
*Mountain Iron - Taconite Capital of the World. [ [http://www.mtniron.com/ Welcome To Mountain Iron] , motto listed on web site, accessed May 8, 2007.]
*New Ulm - The City of Charm and Tradition. [ [http://www.newulm.com/about/history.html The History Of New Ulm] , accessed May 8, 2007. "New Ulm, the City of "Charm and Tradition", is nestled just 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, in the heart of the scenic Minnesota River Valley."]
*Northfield - Cows, Colleges and Contentment [ [http://www.visitingnorthfield.com/pages/two_colleges.php Visiting Northfield » Two Colleges, One Town ] ]
*Preston - America's Trout Capital. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/fish.html Claims to Fame - Fish] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*St. Cloud - Granite City. [ [http://www.stclouddowntown.com/locatebusiness_labor.php4 Downtown St. Cloud] , accessed May 8, 2007. "Since 1898, the region has supported one of the world's largest granite producers, Cold Spring Granite. Helping to give St. Cloud the surname "Granite City", this family-owned company employs about 900 people locally, including third and fourth generation craftspeople."]
**Cloudy
*St. Louis Park - St. Jewish Park [as per former resident [http://www.alfrankenweb.com/bio.html Al Franken] ]
*Saint Paul
**Pigs Eye (the city's original name - see Pierre "Pig’s Eye" Parrant for details)
**Hockeytown [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/michael_farber/12/04/hockeytown1210/3.html SI.com - Writers - In Search of... Hockeytown U.S.A. (cont.) - Tuesday December 4, 2007 10:54AM ] ]
**Saintly City [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-138622370.html night out; NIGHTWATCH; Sinning in the Saintly City.(SCENE) - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Warroad - Hockeytown [Fee, Kevin (May 10, 1999) [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-54598019.html Detroit Snatches `Hockeytown' Name from Warroad, Minn.] "Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News" ]
*Worthington - Turkey Capital of the World.

Mississippi

* Artesia - Johnson Grass Capital of the World
*Belzoni - Catfish Capital of the World.
*Biloxi - The Playground of the South
*Greenwood - Cotton Capital of the World.
*Gulfport, Mississippi - Root Beer Capital of the World.
*Hattiesburg - Hub City. [ [http://www.hattiesburgms.com/html/mayor.html Mayor's Message] , Hattiesburg, Mississippi, accessed April 22, 2007. "Hattiesburg's population first took off as a center of the lumber and railroad industries giving us our nickname “The Hub City.”"]
*Jackson
**Chimneyville [Lynch, Adam. [http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/comments.php?id=13171_0_4_0_C "Chump Change for Chimneyville"] , "Jackson Free Press", April 4, 2007, accessed April 22, 2007.]
**City with Soul. [ [http://www.visitjackson.com/media-article.php?article_id=110 "Image Committee launches “City With Soul” campaign"] , Jackson, Mississippi Convention & Visitors Bureau. Accessed April 10, 2008.]
*Port Gibson - The town too beautiful to burn [ [http://www.win.net/~kudzu/portgibs.html Port Gibson, Mississippi ] ]
*Vicksburg
**The Gibraltar of America. [ [http://www.nps.gov/archive/vick/vcweb/eduguide/chp_1/backgrnd.htm National Military Park Louisiana/Mississippi: Vicksburg] , National Park Service. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Jefferson Davis called Vicksburg "The Gibraltar of America." By the summer of 1862, Vicksburg was the nail holding the Confederacy together."]
**Red Carpet City of the South

Missouri

*Branson - Missouri's Entertainment capital Fact|date=April 2008
*Brunswick - Home of the World's Largest Pecan
*Carthage - The Maple Leaf City. [ [http://www.visit-carthage.com/visitor/index.html Welcome to "America's Maple Leaf City"] , Carthage, Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2007.]
*Hannibal - The Bluff City
*Kansas City
**BBQ Capital of the World. [http://www.aci-na.org/asp/kansas_local.asp Kansas City Background Information] , 16th Annual ACI-NA Conference & Exhibition. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Kansas City, Missouri is often abbreviated as "KCMO", or just "KC" (although this often refers to the entire metro area). It is officially nicknamed the City of Fountains, with over 200 installations, ranking second in the world and exceeded only by Rome. It is also nicknamed the Heart of America because it is within 250 miles (400 km) of both the geographic and population centers of the United States. Informal nicknames include Jazz Capital of the World, Cowtown, and the BBQ Capital of the World, while residents are known as Kansas Citians."]
**City of Fountains. [ [http://www.experiencekc.com/fountains.html City of Fountains] , Experience KC. Accessed June 13, 2007. "It's Kansas City. And these are but a few of the hundreds of majestic fountains that make their home in this Midwestern treasure, known as the City of Fountains."]
**Cowtown.
**Jazz Capital of the World.
**K.C. (inspiring the nickname of Casey Stengel, among others).
**KCMO.
**Killa City [ [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Killa+City "Killa City is a nick name given to Kansas City, Mo for having dangerous streets."] ]
**Paris of the Plains. [ [http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/23418/ "Kansas City Draws Upon Its Jazz Heritage at Paris Air Show"] , Kansas City infoZine. June 11, 2007. "The Kansas City Aviation Department, Greater Kansas City Area Development Council, Platte County (Mo.) Economic Development Council and State of Missouri will join forces to host a "Paris of the Plains" booth inside the U.S.A. Pavilion at the Paris Air Show (Hall 3, Booth D13B), featuring the music of well-known jazz icons such as Kansas City natives Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, William "Count" Basie and Jay McShann."]
*King City - The windy cityFact|date=September 2008
*Kirkwood - The Green Tree City. [ [http://www.ci.kirkwood.mo.us/finance/CAFR2002LTR.pdf Comprehensive Annual Financial Report] , City of Kirkwood. Missouri, September 27, 2002. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Known as “The Green Tree City,” the City is an attractive suburban residential community with tree- lined streets."]
*Lathrop - Mule Capital of the World [ [http://www.lathropinfo.com/ City Of Lathrop, Mo - Mule Capital Of The World] (official city website), accessed September 19, 2008]
*Marionville - Home of the White Squirrels.
*Moberly - Magic City. [ [http://www.moberlymo.org/ Welcome to Moberly, Missouri] , Moberly, MO - Official Website. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Founded in 1866, Moberly’s explosive growth in 1873 earned it the title, “The Magic City.”"]
*Neosho - Flower Box City
*O'Fallon
*St. Louis
**Gateway to the West
**Mound City
*Salem - Charcoal Capital of the World
*Sedalia - The Queen City of the Prairie. [ [http://sedaliaheritage.com/heritagetrail.htm Whistle Stops 1 - 15] , Sedalia's Heritage Trail. Accessed June 13, 2007. "We’re proud to be called the Queen City of the Prairie."]
*Springfield
**Queen City of the Ozarks. [ [Billings, Hank. [http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070604/COLUMNISTS02/706040389/1072/NEWS01 "Historian puts date on origin of 'Queen City'"] , "Springfield News-Leader", June 4, 2007. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Does Springfield's title as Queen City of the Ozarks go back to 1876?"]
**Birthplace of Route 66. [ [http://www.springfieldmo.org/final/newsite/ttd_page_history.asp Springfield sits at the crossroads of history!] , Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Officially recognized as the birthplace of Route 66, it was in Springfield on April 30, 1926, that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway."]
*Sumner - Wild Goose Capital of the World.
*Washington - Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.

Montana

* Billings – The Magic City Fact|date=April 2008
* Bozeman – The Bozone [ [http://www.sunset.com/sunset/travel/article/0,20633,1098232,00.html In the Bozone] . "Sunset", October 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
* Butte – The Richest Hill on Earth [ [http://travel.state.mt.us/categories/city.asp?SiteID=1&CityID=49 Butte page on Montana State Travel Information Site] ]
*Cut Bank – Coldest Spot in the Nation [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/weather.html Claims to Fame - Weather] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Glendive - Good People Surrounded by Badlands [ [http://www.glendivechamber.com/ Glendive Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture] website]
* Great Falls - The Electric City [ [http://visitmt.com/categories/city.asp?SiteID=1&City=Great+Falls Great Falls page on Montana State Travel Information Site] ]
* Helena - Queen City of the Rockies [ [http://travel.state.mt.us/categories/city.asp?City=Helena&SiteID=1 Helena page on Montana State Travel Information Site] ]
*Kalispell - Hub of the Valley [ [http://visitmt.com/categories/city.asp?SiteID=1&City=Kalispell Kalispell page on Montana State Travel Information Site] ]
* Missoula - The Garden City [ [http://visitmt.com/categories/city.asp?SiteID=1&City=Missoula Missoula page on Montana State Travel Information Site] ]

Nebraska

*Cozad - Alfalfa Capital of the World. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/agriculture.html Claims to Fame - Agriculture] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Crawford - Deer Capital of Nebraska.
*Dannebrog - Danish Capital of Nebraska.
*Eustis - Sausage Capital of Nebraska.
*Hastings
**Queen City of the Plains. [ [http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?r=1&ean=9780738519005 Hastings: The Queen City of the Plains, Nebraska (Images of America Series)] , accessedApril 8, 2007.]
**Birthplace of Kool-Aid.
* Lincoln
** Hartford of the West [Ted Widmer, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/15/AR2008051504157.html Kennedy's Voice] , Book review, "The Washington Post", May 18 2008, Page BW03. " [Lincoln in 1928] was a provincial enough place that it called itself 'the Hartford of the West.'"]
** Steak Capital of the World
*Loup City - Polish Capital of Nebraska.
*North Loup - Popcorn Capital.
*North Platte - Little Chicago [ [http://www.nptraveler.com/summer05/history.cfm History of North Platte] . North Platte Traveler, Spring/Summer 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
*Oakland - Swedish Capital of Nebraska.
*O'Neill - Nebraska's Irish Capital.
*Omaha
**'The Big 'O'. [ [http://www.omahacityweekly.com/article.php?id=2794 Big O Sizzling: National attention continues to pour in for Omaha] , "Omaha City Weekly", accessed April 8, 2007. "Also, some city rankings use in-city numbers instead of MSA populations. When that happens, it’s good for the Big O. As of July 2005, Omaha’s MSA has 813,000 people, making it only the 60th largest in America, but the city of Omaha had 415,000 residents, making it the nation’s 43rd largest municipality. "]
**Gateway to the West
*Randolph - Honey Capital of the Nation.
*Unadilla - Groundhog Capital of Nebraska.

Nevada

*Fallon - The Oasis of Nevada. [ [http://www.fallontourism.com/ Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority] , accessed April 8, 2007. "Farms and ranches remain a vital part of the local economy and contribute to the area's claim as the 'Oasis of Nevada'."]
*Genoa - Home of the Candy Dance
*Las Vegas
**Gambling Capital of the World.
**City of Wonder
**Glitter Gulch. [http://www.bartleby.com/69/61/W03761.html Las Vegas] , "The Columbia Gazetteer of North America", accessed April 8, 2007. "It is considered the gambling capital of the world; gambling was legalized in 1931.... Its nightclubs, casinos, and championship boxing matches are world famous, and entertainment enterprises have led to an increasing array of music, sports, and gambling centers up and down the Strip, a.k.a “Glitter Gulch.”"]
**Lost Wages
**Sin City. [ [http://www.curvemag.com/Detailed/561.html Las Vegas: Sin City Finally Gets Its Reputation Back] , "Curve (magazine)", accessed April 8, 2007.]
**The City That Never Sleeps. [ [http://sports.bostonherald.com/college/basketball/view.bg?articleid=189144 Vegas, baby! The city that never sleeps is the place to be for the NCAA Tournament] , "Boston Herald", March 17, 2007.]
*Reno
**The Biggest Little City in the World. [ [http://www.cityofreno.com/vis/ City of Reno Visitors page] , accessed April 8, 2007. "Welcome to the Biggest Little City in the World!"]
**The Neon Babylon
*Winnemucca - City of Paved Streets. [ [http://www.bartleby.com/69/61/W03761.html Winnemucca] , "The Columbia Gazetteer of North America", accessed April 8, 2007. "Advertises itself as “city of paved streets.”"]

New Hampshire

*Berlin - The City That Trees Built. [ [http://www.ci.berlin.nh.us/history.html Berlin History] , accessed April 8, 2007. "Due to this growth, Berlin soon became known as "The City That Trees Built"."]
*Concord
**The Capital City. [Nevers' 2nd Regiment Band [http://www.neversband.org/scholar.html "is the Capital City's professional community band, dedicated to bringing an annual series of summer concerts to the greater Concord area."] , "Nevers' 2nd Regiment Band", May 21, 2007. Accessed September 29, 2007.]
**The City in a Coma. [Steele, Allison. [http://concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050804/REPOSITORY/508040308/1031 "Still a 'city in a coma?': It's improving, but night owls say downtown remains too sleepy"] , "Concord Monitor", August 4, 2005. Accessed July 10, 2007.]
*Derry - Space Town. [ [http://www.newhampshire.com/nh-towns/derry.aspx NH Towns - Derry, NH - NewHampshire.com ] ]
*Keene - Elm City. [Higy, Alison. [http://www.sentinelsource.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=490&ArticleID=710 "The struggle to plant elms in Keene's Central Square"] , "Keene Sentinel", March 14, 2004. Accessed July 10, 2007. "Ever wonder why Keene is called the “Elm City?” We were given this name because of the towering elms that used to stand in the center of Keene."]
*Manchester
**ManchVegas.Brooks, Scott. [http://www.unionleader.com/pda-article.aspx?articleId=11cfd129-6a77-4625-be5d-df6704734e8a "ManchVegas: Love it or hate it, the Queen City's other name has stuck"] "New Hampshire Union Leader", September 26, 2005.]
**Queen City.
*Meredith - Latchkey to the White Mountains. [ [http://www.lwhs.us/meredith/latchkeytowhitemountains.htm Meredith - 'The Latchkey to the White Mountains'] , Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. Acecssed July 10, 2007.]
*Milford - Granite Town.
*Nashua - The Gate City. [ [http://www.gonashua.com/ City of Nashua, New Hampshire - Home Page] , Nashua, New Hampshire. Accessed July 10, 2007. "Mayor Bernard A. Streeter welcomes you to the official website of the City of Nashua, NH.Whether you are relocating to our city, or just visiting and need some information we want you to feel welcome. The city is located 45 minutes from Boston, MA. on Route 3 and has been called 'The Gate City.'"]
*Rochester - Lilac City. [ [http://www.rochesternh.org/comproIntro.asp?pid=3&cid=1 Community Profile - Rochester NH, the Lilac City] , Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Accessed July 10, 2007. " Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire."]
*Rumney - Crutch Capital of the World.
*Salem - Gateway to New Hampshire. [ [http://www.ci.salem.nh.us/salem-at-a-glance.asp Salem At a Glance] , Salem, New Hampshire. Accessed July 10, 2007. "The 'Gateway to New Hampshire,' Salem is a town of 28,000 located in the southeastern part of the state, in Rockingham County."]

New Jersey

New Mexico

*Albuquerque - The Duke City. [ [http://ep2ds-16.sandia.gov/venue/faq.html Frequently Asked Questions About Albuquerque] , Sandia National Laboratories. "Why is Albuquerque nicknamed the Duke City? In memory of the Duke of Albuquerque, the city is affectionately called the "Duke City." There is still a Duke of Albuquerque residing in Spain. From time to time, he visits his namesake city."]
*Anthony - Leap Year Capital of the World (shared with Anthony, Texas) [ [http://www.leapyearcapital.com/ World Wide Leap Year Birthday Club in Anthony TX/NM the Leap Year Capital of the World ] ]
*Española- The Heart of New Mexico Fact|date=February 2008
*Gallup - Drunk Driving Capital of America
*Hatch - Chili Pepper of the World. [http://www.epodunk.com/slogans/food.html Claims to Fame - Food] , Epodunk, accessed April 16, 2007.]
*Los Alamos - The Atomic City Fact|date=April 2008
*Rio Rancho - City of Vision. [ [http://www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/ official Web site of the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico] , accessed April 5, 2007. "We invite you to visit our "City of Vision" as we take Rio Rancho into an energetic and exciting new future."]
*Roswell - Alien Capital of the World [ [http://www.roswellnm.org/index.php?Itemid=60&id=33&option=com_content&task=view Roswell Chamber of Commerce website] , accessed February 27, 2008] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/09/98/conspiracy_-_radio_5_live/179221.stm Aliens: a conspiracy out of this world] , BBC News, 2 October, 1998]
*Santa Fe - The City Different [ [http://www.santafenm.gov/index.asp Santa Fe, New Mexico] , accessed April 5, 2007. " Nestled at 7000 feet in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the "City Different", is America's oldest capital city and claims a long history and rich cultural heritage. "]
*Santa Rosa - The Scuba Capital of the Southwest. [ [http://www.newmexico.org/unique/index.php Unique and Hidden Destinations] , accessed April 5, 2007. "But in Santa Rosa, an unassuming small town 114 east of Albuquerque on I-40, you can dive year-round in the clear blue waters of a spring-fed well billed as "the scuba capital of the Southwest."]

New York

North Carolina

*Apex - Peak of Good Living.
*Boone - Firefly Capital of the World.
*Brevard - Home of the white squirrels.
*Calabash - Seafood Capital of the World.
*Cape Hatteras - The Graveyard of the Atlantic. [http://web.archive.org/web/20070421021404/http://irvineworldnews.com/Astories/febs22/cityside.htm] , "Irvine World News", February 22, 2004]
*Carrboro - Paris of the Piedmont [http://www.carrboro.com/interviewwnyle.html An Interview with Nyle Frank ] ]
*Chadbourn - Strawberry Capital of the World.
*Chapel Hill - Chapel ThrillFact|date=September 2008
*Charlotte - Queen City [ [http://www.charlottechamber.com/index.php?src=gendocs&link=Newcomers&category=Main Charlotte Chamber of Commerce] . Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
*Erwin - Denim Capital of the World.
*Fayetteville
**All-American Cityhttp://www.freeweekly.com/2007/09/06/fyv-vs-fay/]
**City of Dogwoods
**Fayettenam
**Tar Heel Town
**Torture Town
**Fayettenam
*High Point - Furniture capital of the world.
* Kannapolis - City of Looms
*Maggie Valley - Clogging Capital of the World.
*Pinehurst - Golf Capital of the World.
*Raleigh - The City of Oaks. [http://www.raleighcitymuseum.org/exhibits/flag.shtml Raleigh City Museum] ]
*Thomasville - Chair City.

North Dakota

*Drayton - Catfish Capital of the North [ [http://www.draytonnd.com/ Drayton Economic Development Corporation] website, accessed July 3, 2008]
*Jamestown - The Buffalo City [ [http://www.jamestownnd.com/ Jamestown, ND, website] ; Jamestown is home to the World's Largest Buffalo, a 26-ft-fall cement sculpture.]
*Ray - Grain Palace City [The [http://www.raynd.com/ Ray, ND, website] includes an image of the city's centennial logo, which includes this nickname.]
*Towner - Cattle Capital of North Dakota.
*Minot - The Magic City
*Grand Forks - The Grand Cities (Along with East Grand Forks, MN)

Ohio

Oklahoma

*Beaver - Cow Chip Capital of the World.
*Drumright - Town of Oil Repute.
*Durant - Magnolia Capital of OklahomaFact|date=March 2008
* El Reno - The Onion Fried Burger Capital of the World
*Inola - Hay Capital of the World [cite web | url=http://www.inolachamber.com/Community.htm | title=Inola: A Country Way of Life | publisher=Inola Chamber of Commerse| accessdate=2008-06-26]
* Lawton - L-town Fact|date=April 2008
*Mannford - Striped Bass Capital.
*Oklahoma City
**The City
**OKC [ [http://newsok.com/article/3205417/1203259103 NewsOK.com] . Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Purcell
**Quarterhorse Capital of the World.
**The Heart of Oklahoma. [ [http://www.cityofpurcell.com/cmsmadesimple/ The City of Purcell website] , accessed January 5, 2008]
*Rush Springs - Watermelon Capital of the World.
*Stilwell - Strawberry Capital.
*Tulsa - Oil Capital of the World.

Oregon

*Albany - Grass Seed Capital of the World [ [http://www.albanychamber.com/relocate/index.php Albany Area Chamber of Commerce website] , accessed January 5, 2008. "The Albany area is known as the 'grass seed capital of the world,' because Linn County is the leading producer in the U.S. of ryegrass grass seed."] [ [http://www.dailyemerald.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=b54cb56e-1ca5-4511-988c-4a11d7678d4c Ah-choo! Allergy season is here, and students are starting to feel the itch] , by Trevor Davis, "Oregon Daily Emerald", May 3, 2007. "Grass seed production in Linn County, known as the 'Grass Seed Capital of the World,' contributes to allergy problems in Eugene."]
*Eugene
**The Emerald City [Denise Fainberg, [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940CE4D6103EF932A15750C0A96F958260 Rainy City, Sunny Mood] , The New York Times, March 21, 1999]
**Tracktown, U.S.A [ [http://www.tracktownusa.com/ Track Town USA Celebrating Eugene's Unique Role in Track & Field] (website, accessed July 3, 2008)] [ [http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/121443992952350.xml&coll=7 Track Town U.S.A. is back] , "The Oregonian", June 26, 2008: "As it prepares to stage its first U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in 28 years, Eugene seems to be channeling some of the fearless spirit of the legendary Steve Prefontaine.... Eugene aims for nothing less than cementing its place in history as Track Town U.S.A."]
*Keizer - Iris Capital of the World.
*Lake Oswego - Lake No-Negro [cite web|url=http://www.wweek.com/editorial/3306/8359/|title=The Nigerian Connection|publisher=Willamette Week|date=2006-12-20]
*Milton-Freewater - Muddy Frogwater Country [ [http://www.mfcity.com/ City of Milton-Freewater, Oregon] official website, accessed July 30, 2008]
* Phoenix - The Other Phoenix
* Portland
** Rose City or City of Roses
** StumptownFact|date=July 2008
*Salem - The Cherry City
* Talent - Our name speaks for itself.

Pennsylvania

*Allentown
**Truck Capital of the World.
**The Queen City cite web|url=http://blogs.mcall.com/allentown/ |title=Queen City Daily Blog |accessdate=2008-03-29 ]
*Hanover - Snack Capital of the World.
*Hershey
**Chocolate Capital of the World.
**Chocolate Town
**The Sweetest Place on Earth.
*Indiana - Christmas tree Capitol of the World Fact|date=June 2008
*Lewisburg - The Big Chip Fact|date=June 2008
*New Castle - Fireworks Capital.
*Philadelphia
**City of Brotherly LoveBarry Popik, [http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/summary12/ Smoky City] , barrypopik.com website, March 27, 2005]
** City of Homes
**Philly
**Quaker City
**The Big Scrapple
**The Cradle of Liberty Fact|date=April 2008
**City of Murals
*Pittsburgh
** Birmingham of America
**The 'Burgh
** The City of Champions
**Iron City
**The Smoky City
**The Steel City
*Punxsutawney - Weather Capital of the World.
*Reading - Pretzel Capital of the World.
*Scranton - The Electric City [http://www.scrantonpa.gov/ Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
*State College - Happy Valley [http://www.statecollegepa.us/index.asp?NID=31 Retrieved 2008-08-07.]
*Williamsport - Little Philly Fact|date=January 2008

Rhode Island

*Galilee (in the town of Narrangansett) - Tuna Capital of the World.
*Newport - America's First Resort [Slogan appears on the masthead of the " [http://www.newportdailynews.com/ Newport Daily News] " and on some of the city's letterhead stationery (for example, on [http://www.cityofnewport.com/media/32105/may%2021%20minutes.pdf this document] ).]
*Pawtucket - The Bucket [ [http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo_20050911_dragon11.37d2013.html Pawtucket the real winner in annual Dragon boat race] , "Providence Journal", September 11, 2005. The Pawtucket Bucketeers, a local team participating in this race, derived its name "from their city's less-than-gracious nickname."] [ [http://thebucketri.com/ thebucketri.com] : "'The Bucket', intended as a derogatory knick-name for the city of Pawtucket, has been embraced by locals..."]
*Providence
**America's Renaissance City or The Renaissance City [ [http://www.riedc.com/riedc/ri_databank/31/266/ City of Providence] , Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation website, accessed January 5, 2008. "Providence has taken on the name 'The Renaissance City' in the 1990s as new office buildings, apartments, hotels, the Rhode Island Convention Center, Waterplace Park, and the Fleet Skating Rink liven the Downcity District."] [http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_branding24_12-24-06_E13F6RQ.1729f65.html Providence needs a new brand name] by Mark Faverman, "Providence Journal", December 24, 2006, accessed January 5, 2008. "Previous names like the Beehive of Industry and Renaissance City have not captured the public’s imagination and have failed to convey the right tone or uniqueness."]
**Beehive of Industry

outh Carolina

*Anderson - The Electric City. [ [http://www.independentmail.com/news/2007/apr/13/appreciate-arts/ Appreciate the arts] , Editorial in "Anderson Independent Mail", accessed April 13, 2007. "Head on down North Main to the courthouse square to visit the statue of William Church Whitner, the man who put the “electric” in the Electric City. He holds his pocket watch and looks at a street light that is about to light up for the first time, marking the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the South."]
*Blacksburg - The Iron City. [ [http://www.gaffneyledger.com/news/2007/0330/Local_News/016.html Iron City leaders to be sworn-in] , "The Gaffney Ledger", March 30, 2007, accessed April 13, 2007. "Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue and councilmen Joe Ross and Mike Patterson will be sworn in Sunday to new four-year terms at 3 p.m. at Iron City Place, 101 S. John St., Blacksburg."]
*Charleston
**The Big Sweet Grass Basket [http://www.taglineguru.com/monikerlist.html U.S. City Monikers] website, accessed January 5, 2008]
**Palmetto City. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,737166,00.html Queen City] , "Time (magazine)", January 30, 1928, accessed April 13, 1928.]
*Columbia - The Capital of Southern Hospitality
*Elgin - Home of the Catfish Stomp
*Greenville - Textile Capital of the World [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20061005070437/http://www.senate.gov/~lgraham/index.cfm?mode=speechpage&id=222406 On the Retirement of Bill Workman] , Senator Lindsay Graham transcript of floor speech, accessed April 13, 2007. "Over the past few decades, Greenville and upstate South Carolina have slowly been transformed from being a textile capital of the world to a much more diversified economy."] [ [http://www.relocateamerica.com/south-carolina/cities/greenville Greenville, South Carolina] , RelocateAmerica website (accessed January 10, 2008)]
*Greenwood - The Emerald City [ [http://ci.greenwood.sc.us/government_citymanager.aspx City Manager] , accessed April 13, 2007. "Have a great time exploring and learning about our wonderful City and about the special quality of life that we have all come to know as Greenwood, the Emerald City."]
*Myrtle Beach - Golf Capital of the World.
*Spartanburg
**The Hub City. [Flynn, Sean P. [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20070406/NEWS/704060358/1051/NEWS01 "Classic cars to rumble through Spartanburg en route to West"] , "Spartanburg Herald Journal", April 6, 2007, accessed April 13, 2007. "The Great American Race is coming to the Hub City."]
**Sparkle City. [ [http://www.fox21.com/Global/story.asp?S=6261808 Putting sparkle back in the "Sparkle City"] , WHNS, March 26, 2007, accessed April 13, 2007. "As more people invest, they are putting the sparkle back in "Sparkle City."]

outh Dakota

*Clark - Potato Capital of South Dakota.
*Fort Thompson - Paddlefish Capital of the World.
*Gregory - Pheasant Hunting Capital of the World
*Leola - Rhubarb Capital of the World. [ [http://www.farmersalmanactv.com/newsletters/april/kitchen_skillet.html Reader's Report: Good Ol' Cast Iron] , "Farmer's Almanac Television", April 2005, accessed April 22, 2007. "Whet your "rhubarb appetite" and watch for Jodi's report and recipes from Leola's Rhubarb Days. This town of 500 is the Rhubarb Capital of the World!"]
*Rapid City
**Gateway to the Black Hills [ [http://www.visitrapidcity.com/media/index_mr_fulltext.php?cid=103&PRID=2 Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau website] , accessed January 7, 2008]
**Star of the West [http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/75b6b/d42c8/ and http://www.rapidcityhomes.com/rapidcity/community/index.htm]
*Redfield - Pheasant Capital of the Worldcn
*Sioux Falls - Gateway to the Plains.

Tennessee

*Athens - The Friendly City [ [http://www.cityofathenstn.com/ Athens, Tennessee official website] , accessed March 18, 2008]
*Bristol - The Birthplace of Country Music (shares this nickname with Bristol, Virginia) [ [http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/ Birthplace of Country Music Alliance website] , accessed March 18, 2008]
*Chattanooga - The Scenic City [ [http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Psychology/Chattanooga.php Chattanooga Info...] , University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Department of Psychology website, accessed January 5, 2008. "Chattanooga has for a long time been considered "The Gateway to the South". It is at the crossroads of the railroads, major highways, and the Tennessee River. In recent years it has been completely reborn in a transformation that has also earned it the nickname "The Smartest City". You can add those great nicknames to its two existing ones "The Scenic City" and "The City of Lights"."]
*Clarksville, Tennessee
**Gateway to the New South [http://www.campbell.army.mil/clarksville.htm Clarksville, Tennessee: Gateway to the New South] , Fort Campbell website, accessed October 11, 2008]
**The Queen City or Queen of the Cumberland [ [http://qc761fam.org/ Queen City Lodge #761 - Free & Accepted Masons] , accessed October 11, 2008]
**Tennessee's Top Spot" (introduced as a new city "brand" in April 2008) [ [http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2008/04/12/clarksville-unveils-new-brand-as-tennessees-top-spot/ Clarksville unveils new “Brand” as “Tennessee’s Top Spot!”] , Turner McCullough Jr., Clarksville Online, April 12, 2008]
*Columbia - Mule Capital of the World [ [http://muletown.com/ Columbia, Tennessee, Mule Capital of the World, Muletown - Home of Mule Day] (website)] [ [http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tips/getAttraction.php?tip_AttractionNo=%3D7595 Columbia, Tennessee - Mule Capital of the World] , Roadside America website (accessed January 6, 2008)]
*Elizabethton - City of Power [ [http://www.elizabethton.org/ City of Elizabethton website] (accessed May 20, 2008)]
*Jonesborough - Tennessee's Oldest Town [ [http://www.jonesboroughtn.org/ Town of Jonesborough website] (accessed January 24, 2008)]
*Kenton - Home of the White Squirrels. [http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/squirrels.html White Squirrel Wars] , Roadside America, accessed April 21, April 2007. "Olney, IL; Marionville, MO; Kenton, TN; Brevard, NC; Exeter, ON. Not one, but five towns use albino squirrels as their claims to fame, and none is particularly happy about the others."]
*Kingsport - The Model City [ [http://www.ci.kingsport.tn.us/index.cgi?cat=0&art=3&BISKIT=1533801092&CONTEXT=art The Spirit Of Kingsport] , City of Kingsport website (accessed May 20, 2008)]
*Knoxville -
**K-Town
**Gateway to the Smokies
**The Marble City [ [http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/infokv.php3 Knoxville area information] , Mast General Store website, accessed January 5, 2008. "In the 1800s and early 1900s, the city was very important as a manufacturing and warehouse district. Knoxville was known as 'The Marble City' because of the famous pink marble supplied by quarries surrounding the city."]
*Lebanon - Appalachian Square Dance Capital of the World
*McMinnville - Nursery Capital of the World [ [http://www.mcminnvilletenn.com/ City of McMinnville] website, accessed January 5, 2008.]
*Memphis
**Barbecued Pork Capital of the World
**Birthplace of the Blues. [Orkin, David. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20060107/ai_n15994713 "THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO: TENNESSEE"] , "The Independent", January 7, 2006, accessed April 22, 2007. "The king is dead, but the Presley legend lives on in Tennessee's largest city, Memphis, which is also the birthplace of the blues and a jewel of the Mississippi."]
**Bluff City
**Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll [ [http://www.memphistravel.com/press_celebration.asp MEMPHIS TO LEAD NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ROCK 'n' ROLL] , press release dated November 5, 2003, accessed April 22, 2007. " Memphis is known worldwide as the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll" - with close to 20 percent of the earliest inductees in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame having come from within a 100-mile radius of Memphis."]
*Nashville
**The Athens of the South [ [http://nashville.about.com/od/historyandsites/a/NashHistXline2.htm Nashville: The Athens of the South] , About.com, accessed April 22, 2007. "By the 1850’s, Nashville had already earned the nickname of the “Athens of the South” by having established numerous higher education institutions as well as being the first Southern City to establish a public school system."]
** City of Rocks (reported in the 1880s)
** Music City [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0634098063 How Nashville Became Music City, U.S.A.: 50 Years of Music Row] , accessed April 22, 2007.]
* Oak Ridge
** America's Secret City
**The Atomic City [ [http://utpress.org/a/searchdetails.php?jobno=T00986 At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee] , accessed April 22, 2007.]
*Shelbyville
**Pencil City [http://www.shelbyvilletn.org/ City of Shelbyville official website] , accessed January 5, 2008. "We are known as the Walking Horse Capital of the World, and the Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is crowned at our TWH National Celebration annually. Shelbyville is known as The Pencil City because of its historical importance to pencil manufacturing, although today more “writing instruments” than pencils are produced here."]
**Walking Horse Capital of the World
*Wartrace - Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

Texas

Utah

*Cottonwood Heights - City between the Canyons [ [http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/ Cottonwood Heights] . Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Green River - The World's Watermelon Capital [Campbell, Jeff & Rachowiecki, Rob. (2002). "Lonely Planet Southwest". ISBN 1864503769.]
*Orem - Family City USA [ [http://www.orem.org/ City of Orem] ]
*Provo - Happy Valley [Patton, Matt [http://media.www.dailyutahchronicle.com/media/storage/paper244/news/2007/03/15/Opinion/Hush-Hush.Provo.Culture-2776569.shtml Hush, hush, Provo culture] . "The Daily Utah Chronicle", March 15 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Salt Lake City
**City of the Saints
**Crossroads of the West [ [http://arts.utah.gov/quarter/index.html Utah Commemorative Quarter] . Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Springville - Art City [ [http://www.springville.org/ Springville City] . Retrieved 2008-02-21.]

Vermont

* Barre - Granite Capital of the World. [Zezima, Kate [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/us/25granite.html?ex=1319428800&en=fd2b0bb05a498a6e&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss "Headstones Too Go Global, and One City Pays the Price"] , "The New York Times", October 25, 2006, accessed April 15, 2007. "BARRE, Vt. — This city of 9,000 bills itself as the “granite capital of the world,” its economic foundation built early in the last century with the light gray rock from nearby quarries."]
* Burlington
** The Queen City. [ [http://www.bpdvt.org/ City of Burlington Police Home Page] , accessed April 15, 2007. "The Burlington Police Department was commissioned in 1865 to provide law enforcement services to the Queen City."]
** The People's Republic of Burlington (used when Bernie Sanders was mayor). [Nichols, John. [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050815/nichols " Being Like Bernie"] , "The Nation", August 15, 2005, accessed April 15, 2007. "After almost thirty-five years of close to constant campaigning, first as the gadfly candidate of the left-wing Liberty Union Party for senator and governor in the 1970s, then as the radical mayor of "The People's Republic of Burlington" in the 1980s and, since 1990, as the only independent in modern history to repeatedly win a US House seat, Sanders has forged relationships with generations of Vermont voters, many of whom echo the sentiments of Warren attorney Mark Grosby, who says, 'I used to be a diehard Republican. Now, I'm a diehard for Bernie.'"]
* Rutland - The Marble City. [Barna, Ed. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3675/is_200106/ai_n8956724 "Rutland area continues broad economic expansion"] , "Vermont Business Magazine", June 1, 2001, accessed April 15, 2007. "The extraction industry, historically important for a place nicknamed the Marble City, made headlines due to the OMYA marble grinding company's efforts to help meet a surging worldwide demand for calcium carbonate."]
* St. Albans - Rail City. [ [http://www.vermontvacation.com/region01/region1_stalbans.asp Discovering St. Albans - Vermont's "Rail City"] , accessed April 15, 2007. "St. Albans is called the “Rail City” because in 1855, the Central Vermont Railway (CVR) established its headquarters here."]

Virginia

*Bristol - The Birthplace of Country Music (shares this nickname with Bristol, Tennessee) [ [http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/ Birthplace of Country Music] website]
* Colonial Beach - Oyster Capital of the Potomac
*Honaker - Redbud Capital of the World [ [http://www.honakerva.com/ Town of Honaker] website, accessed July 30, 2008]
*Lynchburg
**City of Seven Hills [http://www.lynchburgonline.com/aboutlynchburg.html] Lynchburg Online website]
**The Hill City
*Richmond - The River City [ [http://www.rivercityrichmond.com/ River City Magazine] website] [ [http://www.discoverrichmond.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_DRMGArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031784096701&path=!theme&parentid=1149189681664 istory: River City Observed] , Discover Richmond website]
*Roanoke
**Star City of the South [ [http://www.roanokeva.gov/85256A8D0062AF37/vwContentByKey/N25DWPNC572LWODEN The Roanoke Star] , City of Roanoke website, accessed January 5, 2008. The nickname refers to a large lighted star on a mountainside overlooking the city, installed in 1949 and originally intended as a Christmas decoration. "It was over 50 years ago Roanoke earned the nickname, 'Star City of the South,' and the star has been a part of the landscape of Mill Mountain ever since."]
**Magic City [ [http://www.calea.org/Online/newsletter/No89/aw54.htm Case 54: Roanoke, Virginia] , Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies website, accessed January 5, 2008. "The City of Roanoke, once known as the 'Magic City' due to the speed of the city’s growth, was chartered in 1884."]
*Winchester - Apple Capital of the World.

Washington

*Algona - City of the Great Blue Heron
*Auburn - More Than You Imagined
*Bellevue - City in a Park
*Bellingham - Let Us Surprise You
*Bothell - For a Day or a Lifetime
*Colville - Washington's Most Livable Community
*Cosmopolis - City of the World
*Enumclaw - The Gateway to Mount Rainier
*Ilwaco - By Land or By Sea
*Kelso
**City of Friendly People
**Smelt Capital of the World.
*Kirkland - Gateway to Seattle (adopted in 1926)
*Poulsbo - Little Norway Fact|date=April 2008
*Pullman - Lentil Capital.
*Redmond - Bicycle Capital of the Northwest
*Seattle
**City of Flowers (adopted in the 1940s)
**Coffee Capital of the World.
**Emerald City: official since 1982Lange, Greg. [http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=181 Seattle receives epithet Queen City in 1869] . "HistoryLink", November 04 1998. Retrieved 2008-02-14.]
**Queen City (of the Pacific Northwest): official from 1869-1982 [Nard Jones remarked in his 1972 book "Seattle" (Doubleday, ISBN 0385018754), p. 354, that the nickname was "almost abandoned now because of a homosexual twist of semantics".]
*Spokane
**The Lilac City [ [http://www.spokanelilacfestival.org/history.html History of the Spokane Lilac Festival] , originally prepared by Linda Kiddo and updated as of February 2004. "The suggestion that Spokane be known as “The Lilac City” is attributed to Dr. S. E. Lambert, W.T. Triplett and John W. Duncan. In the early 1930s these men encourage the local garden club to plant lilac bushes throughout the City of Spokane."]
**Spoklahoma
**Spotucky
**Spokan’t
*Sumner - Rhubarb Pie Capital.
*Tacoma
**America’s #1 Wired City
**The City of Destiny - Applied in 1873 when Tacoma was the terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad. [Jeff Larsen, [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/getaways/112192_shorttrips13.shtml Short Trips: Revitalized city catches up to its destiny] , "Seattle Post-Intelligencer", March 13, 2003] Karen Gaudette, [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2002878798_slogans21e.html What's in a motto? It's a city's "brand"] , "The Seattle Times", March 21, 2006]
**Tackyoma
**T-Town [Larson, John. [http://www.tacomaweekly.com/article/1473 Metal band looks to break out of T-town] . "Tacoma Weekly", December 27 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21.]
*Wenatchee - Apple Capital of the World.
*Yakima - The Palm Springs of Washington

West Virginia

*Bluefield - Nature's Air Conditioned City [ [http://www.cityofbluefield.com/ Welcome to Bluefield, West Virginia! ] ]
*Charleston - Chemicalville
*Petersburg - Home of the Golden Trout [ [http://www.gowv.com/thingstosee.htm Grant County Chamber of Commerce] website ("Petersburg is known as the 'Home of the Golden Trout', which is a color mutation of the regular rainbow and was developed using selective breeding at the Petersburg hatchery.")]
*Weirton - Forged by Steel [ [http://www.cityofweirton.com/ City of Weirton Homepage] ]
*Wheeling - Nail City [ [http://wheeling.weirton.lib.wv.us/history/bus/steel86.htm Iron and Steel] , Ohio County Public Library website ("The city comes fairly by her sobriquet, 'The Nail City.' Here are cut more nails than in any other city in the world.")]

Wisconsin

Wyoming

*Cheyenne - The Magic City of the Plains. [ [http://www.cheyennecity.org/ Welcome to the official City of Cheyenne Website!] , City of Cheyenne. Accessed June 13, 2007. The "Magic City of the Plains" is located at the intersection of Interstates 25 and 80 in southeast Wyoming."]
*Cody - Rodeo Capital of the World [ [http://www.codystampederodeo.com/ Welcome To Cody Stampede Rodeo & Cody Nite Rodeo!!!] , Buffalo Cody Stampede Rodeo. Accessed June 13, 2007. "Welcome to Cody, Wyoming, the Rodeo Capital of the World!"]
*Douglas - Jackalope Capital of the World.
*Laramie - Gem City of the Plains. [ [http://www.laramiemainstreet.org/aboutMainstreetProgram.html About the Laramie Main street Program] , Downtown Laramie. Acecssed June 13, 2007. "Its residents will be proud to turn their attentions to its heart and core, reminiscent of and perpetuating Laramie’s reputation as the Gem City of the Plains."]
*Meeteetse - Ferret Capital of the World.

District of Columbia

*Washington, D.C.
**The Capital of the World. [Broder, David S. [http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/72566980.html?dids=72566980:72566980&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=FEB+18%2C+1990&author=David+S.+Broder&pub=The+Washington+Post&desc=Nation's+Capital+in+Eclipse+as+Pride+and+Power+Slip+Away%3B+Some+See+Descent+as+Steep+and+Permanent+but+Others+Regard+It+as+Temporary&pqatl=google "Nation's Capital in Eclipse as Pride and Power Slip Away"] , "The Washington Post", February 18, 1990. Accessed June 13, 2007. "In the days of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and the creation of NATO, [Clark Clifford] said, "we saved the world, and Washington became the capital of the world."]
**Chocolate City. [Giles, Dari. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1264/is_12_29/ai_54256690 "Sweet Times in Chocolate City - visiting Washington, D.C"] , "Essence (magazine)", April 1999. Accessed June 13, 2007. "For business or pleasure, you'll be hardpressed to do it all in just one visit, but try anyway with our selection from the many things to do and see in the Chocolate City, named, some say, because of its large African-American presence."]
**City of Magnificent Distances (reported in the 1880s)
**District of Crime. [Hutcheson, Ron. [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ST&s_site=dfw&p_multi=ST&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EAF8FB746A56B4A&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM "Washington, D.C. - District of Crime"] , "Fort Worth Star-Telegram", December 31, 1994. Accessed June 13, 2007.]
**Murder Capital of America (Late 1980s to early 1990s). [Eberstadt, Nicholas. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0377/is_n115/ai_15409433 "Why babies die in D.C - District of Columbia"] , "Public Interest", Spring 1994. Accessed June 13, 2007. "ACROSS THE country and around the world, Washington is notorious as the "murder capital of America" -- the city with the highest homicide rate of any major U.S. urban center."]

Cities in Puerto Rico

*Aibonito
**The Cold City
*Añasco - City where the gods die [ [http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/anasco.shtml Añasco] , Welcome to Puerto Rico website]
*Humacao
**The gray city [http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/humacao.shtml Humacao, Puerto Rico] , Welcome to Puerto Rico website]
**Pearl of the orient
*Guayama - Witch city [ [http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/guayama.shtml Guayama] , Welcome to Puerto Rico website]
*Ponce
**City of the lions (for Ponce de León) [ [http://www.traveltopr.com/ponce.php Ponce] , Travel to Puerto Rico website] [ [http://www.measurenet-tech.com/LabsatInteramericanUniversity-PonceandUniversityofPuerto-PonceJoinMeasureNetCommunity.html Inter American-Ponce and UPR-Ponce Make The "City of Lions" A MeasureNet City] , Measure-Net Technology website, December 23, 2006] [http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/ponce.shtml Ponce, Puerto Rico] , Welcome to Puerto Rico website]
**Pearl of the south

ee also

* List of U.S. state nicknames

References

External links

* [http://got.net/~landauer/lists/CityOf.html a list] of American and a few Canadian nicknames
* [http://www.usacitiesonline.com/mottos.htm U.S. cities list]


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