Can You Guess the State When Given a List of the States Surrounding It?

By: Becky Stigall

Which state is surrounded by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan?

The state of Ohio gets its name from the Iroquois word for "great river," which is "oyo."

What state is bordered by Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois?

Wisconsin is called America's Dairyland, and the state is known for its production of cheese.

Which western state is bordered by Oregon, Nevada and Arizona?

California is the third largest state. It was admitted into the Union in 1850.

What state is bordered by Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio?

The motto of the Wolverine state is "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

What Northeastern state is bordered only by New Hampshire?

Maine goes by the nicknames the Vacation State and the Pine Tree State.

What island state is not bordered by any other state?

Hawaii is the 50th state to join the Union. The state achieved statehood on August 21, 1959.

Which state is bordered by Alabama and Georgia?

Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Florida is the world's top travel destination.

Which state is bordered by Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware?

Maryland was the seventh state to be admitted into the Union. As of 2013, Maryland households have the highest median incomes in the country.

Which state is bordered by Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota?

Montana is known as Big Sky Country. The state has three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

Which state is bordered by Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi?

The Bayou State is shaped like a boot and has a subtropical climate.

Which state is bordered by Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California?

Oregon's state motto is "She Flies With Her Own Wings." The state song is "Oregon, My Oregon."

Which state is bordered by Montana, South Dakota, and Minnesota?

North Dakota was admitted to the Union in 1889. The state's largest industry is agriculture.

Which state is bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts?

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name, which is officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Which state is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana?

The great state of Texas is known as the Lone Star State. As of 2010, the state had the second largest population of millionaires in the country.

Which northernmost state is not surrounded by any other U.S. states?

Alaska is the largest state in the Union. It shares a maritime border with Russia.

Which state is surrounded by Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri?

Kansas gets its name from the Kansa Native American tribe. The state song is "Home on the Range."

Which U.S. state is bordered only by Oregon and Idaho?

Washington state is located at the uppermost western point of the continental United States. The state was admitted to the Union in 1889.

Which state is bordered by New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island?

Connecticut is nicknamed the Constitution State. The state gets its name from an Algonquian word that means "long tidal river."

Which state is surrounded by the states of California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico?

Arizona has a desert climate, with an average rainfall of less than 13 inches.

Which state is bordered by New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire?

Vermont shares its northern border with Canada. The state's motto is "May the 14th star shine bright."

Which state is surrounded by North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota?

South Dakota was the 40th state to be admitted to the Union. The state is home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Which state is bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana?

Idaho entered the Union in 1890. The state produces roughly one-third of the potatoes grown in the U.S.

Which state is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine?

New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die." The state was the ninth to be admitted into the Union.

Which state is bordered by Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee?

Georgia was the fourth state to be admitted into the Union. The state produces more pecans than anywhere else in the world.

Which state is bordered by Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York?

Massachusetts is officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It was the sixth state to be admitted into the Union.

Which state is surrounded by Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas?

Oklahoma was the 46th state to be admitted into the Union. The state's name comes from the Choctaw words "okla" and "humma," which together mean "red people."

Which state is bordered by Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois?

Missouri and Tennessee are the only two states that share borders with eight other states. They also border each other. Missouri is home of the St. Louis Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West.

Which state is bordered by Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont?

New York is one of the original 13 colonies and was the 11th state to be admitted into the Union.

Which state is bordered by Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York?

New Jersey is the Garden State. The state motto is "Liberty and Prosperity."

Which state is bordered by Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.

Indiana straddles both the Eastern and Central time zones. The state was the 19th to be admitted into the Union.

Which state is bordered by Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania?

Delaware was the first state in the Union. It takes its name from the Delaware river.

Which state is bordered by Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York?

Pennsylvania is the Keystone State. The state motto is "Virtue, Liberty and Independence."

Which state is bordered by Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida?

Alabama is considered the heart of Dixie. The state motto is "We dare to defend our rights."

Which state is surrounded by South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa?

Nebraska is the Cornhusker state. It was the 37th state to be admitted into the Union.

Which state is surrounded by Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio?

Kentucky's official name is the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The state was the 15th to be admitted into the Union.

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