Facts About Massachusetts

Facts About Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the 50 states that form the American union. This state has an area of 10,555 square miles. Its capital and its largest city is Boston. Massachusetts has borders with the states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Massachusetts entered the Union in February 6, 1788 and became the 6th state.

  • State Flag:

  • State Motto: "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem"; translated as, "By the sword we seek Peace, but Peace only under Liberty"

  • State Abbreviation: MA

  • State Name of Residents: Massachusettsans

  • State Nickname: Bay State

  • State Colors: Blue, Green and Cranberry

  • State Song: All Hail to Massachusetts

  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance

  • State Tree: American elm (Ulmus Americana)

  • State Flower: Mayflower; also called the ground laurel or trailing arbutus(Epigaea regens)

  • State Bean: Navy Bean

  • State Horse: Morgan horse

  • State Dog: Boston terrier

  • State Cat: Tabby cat

  • State Game Bird: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

  • State Bird: Black-Capped Chickadee (Penthestes atricapillus)

  • State Fish: Cod

  • State Marine Mammal: Right whale

  • State Seashell: New England Neptune (Neptuna lyrata decemcostata)

  • State Insect: Ladybug (ladybird beetle)

  • State Rock: Roxbury Puddingstone

  • State Gem: Rhodonite

  • State Mineral: Babingtonite

  • State Fossil: Dinosaur (theropod) tracks

  • State Historical Rock: Plymouth Rock

  • State Building Rock: Granite

  • State Explorer Rock: Dighton Rock

  • State Soil: Paxton Soil Series

  • State Folk Hero: Johnny Appleseed

  • State Heroine: Deborah Samson

  • State Beverage: Cramberry Juice

  • State Muffin: Corn muffin

  • State Dessert: Boston cream pie

  • State Cookie: Chocolate chip cookie

  • State Major Rivers: Charles River, Connecticut River, Merrimack River

  • State Major Lakes: Quabbin Reservoir

  • State Highest Point: Mt. Greylock - 3,491 feet (1,064 m) above sea level

  • State Name Origin: Massachusetts was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "a big hill place."

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Boston * South Boston * Worcester * Springfield * Lowell * Cambridge * Brockton * New Bedford * Fall River * Plymouth *

  • State Number of Counties: 14

  • Counties of Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts County Map

    United States Flag | United States Map | USA States Names | USA States and Capitals | USA States Abbreviations | United States Currency

    Bandera Americana | Estados Unidos Mapa | Moneda de USA


    Other keywords used are facts about massachusetts, massachusetts facts, ma facts, facts massachusetts, Facts About Massachusetts, and massachusetts.

    Return from Facts About Massachusetts to United States Facts

    Return to the home page

    Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

    Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

    1. Click on the HTML link code below.
    2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

  • Medford, Oregon, United States

    Central Point, Oregon, United States

    Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

    Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, United States