Almost every one of us has a nickname. The watershed’s states and district have had many nicknames over time. Can you match the nicknames with their jurisdictions? Only an expert in “onomastics” (the study of proper names) will get all of them right!
Answers are at the bottom.

DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MARYLAND
NEW YORK
PENNSYLVANIA
VIRGINIA
WEST VIRGINIA

1. Almost Heaven

2. America in Miniature

3. Blue Hen State / Blue Hen Chicken State

4. The Cavalier State

5. Chemical Capital of the World

6. Cockade State

7. Corporate Capital

8. Diamond State

9. Empire State

10. Excelsior State

11. The Federal City

12. The First State

13. Free State

14. Independence State

15. Inside the Beltway

16. Keystone State

17. Land of Tax-Free Shopping

18. Liberty Bell State

19. Monumental State

20. Mother of Presidents

21. Mother of States

22. Mountain State

23. Nation’s Capital

24. The Old Dominion

25. Old Line State

26. Oyster State

27. Peach State

28. Quaker State

29. Queen State

30. Small Wonder

31. Terrapin State

 

Answers
Delaware: 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 27, 30
District of Columbia: 11, 15, 23
Maryland: 2, 6, 13, 19, 25, 26, 29, 31
New York: 9, 10
Pennsylvania: 14, 16, 18, 28
Virginia: 4, 20, 21, 24
West Virginia: 1, 22