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Can You Guess the Most Common Street Names in Your State?

You'll learn even more about each state's unique personality.

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How do you find the most common street name?

There's only so many times you can pass a Park Avenue or Dogwood Street without wondering how these street names got so popular. Thankfully, the folks at the Washington Post were interested in the idea of street names too, and in 2015 they helpfully dove into the archives to find the most popular names in each state. What they found was that numbers, along with the names of trees and presidents, reign supreme. As for the most popular street name in America? That's "Park." Coming in second is "2nd" or "Second." The Post guesses that's because many towns use "Main" street instead of "1st." Find out the top five in your state, as well as how many times each name appears. Fun fact: There are more than a million individual roads in the United States. For more trivia, learn these 50 facts for 50 states.

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Alabama

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  1. Dogwood, 240
  2. 2nd / Second, 212
  3. 1st / First, 210
  4. Pine, 206
  5. 3rd / Third, 204

Alabama's state motto is "audemus jura nostra defendere." Find out the meaning of this, and the other 49 state mottos here. 

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Alaska

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  1. 2nd / Second, 73
  2. 3rd / Third, 68
  3. 1st / First, 64
  4. Airport, 55
  5. Spruce, 53

Do you know how Alaska became known as"the last frontier"? Find out how each state got its nickname.

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Arizona

  1. Apache, 120
  2. 1st / First, 116
  3. Palo Verde, 112
  4. Mesquite, 110
  5. Sunset, 110
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Arkansas

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  1. Oak, 199
  2. Main, 195
  3. Park, 175
  4. Pine, 171
  5. 2nd / Second, 167
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California

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  1. Park, 367
  2. Oak, 344
  3. Pine, 318
  4. Sunset, 306
  5. Cedar, 303

Test your anti-trivia with these 24 state facts everyone gets wrong.

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Colorado

  1. Aspen, 187
  2. 2nd / Second, 169
  3. 1st / First, 168
  4. Spruce, 159
  5. Cedar, 157
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Connecticut

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  1. Park, 78
  2. Laurel, 71
  3. Maple, 69
  4. Lake, 63
  5. Sunset, 63
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Delaware

  1. Holly, 31
  2. Park, 28
  3. Dogwood, 26
  4. Maple, 25
  5. 2nd / Second, 23
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Florida

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  1. 2nd / Second, 434
  2. 6th / Sixth, 426
  3. 4th / Fourth, 416
  4. 5th / Fifth, 414
  5. 1st / First, 413

Want to live on 2nd, 6th, or 4th? You just might someday. Learn why the three best places to retire are all in Florida.

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Georgia

  1. Dogwood, 408
  2. Oak, 401
  3. Pine, 401
  4. Park, 344
  5. Williams, 278
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Hawaii

  1. Lehua, 20
  2. Kukui, 13
  3. 9th / Ninth, 12
  4. 4th / Fourth, 11
  5. Kahili, 11
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Idaho

  1. 1st / First, 108
  2. 2nd / Second, 104
  3. 3rd / Third, 101
  4. Main, 91
  5. 4th / Fourth, 90
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Illinois

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  1. Park, 461
  2. Oak, 347
  3. Lincoln, 344
  4. Maple, 321
  5. 1st / First, 317

This is how every state in America got its name.

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Indiana

  1. Park, 284
  2. County Line, 269
  3. Maple, 269
  4. Oak, 224
  5. 1st / First, 211
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Iowa

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  1. 1st / First, 320
  2. 3rd / Third, 296
  3. 2nd / Second, 289
  4. Park, 278
  5. 4th / Fourth, 271
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Kansas

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  1. 1st / First, 272
  2. 2nd / Second, 240
  3. 3rd / Third, 234
  4. 4th / Fourth, 224
  5. 10th / Tenth, 208
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Kentucky

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  1. Maple, 202
  2. Park, 177
  3. Walnut, 171
  4. Oak, 164
  5. Main, 161
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Louisiana

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  1. Magnolia, 175
  2. Oak, 174
  3. 3rd / Third, 155
  4. 2nd / Second, 153
  5. Pine, 153
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Maine

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  1. Main, 140
  2. Shore, 117
  3. Birch, 98
  4. Sunset, 97
  5. Spruce, 95
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Maryland

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  1. Park, 108
  2. Oak, 93
  3. Maple, 91
  4. Cedar, 80
  5. Holly, 77
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Massachusetts

  1. Park, 111
  2. Maple, 110
  3. Highland, 92
  4. Oak, 91
  5. Cedar, 87
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Michigan

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  1. Maple, 424
  2. Park, 375
  3. Lake, 333
  4. Pine, 330
  5. Oak, 328

You'll want to memorize these 50 funniest jokes about the 50 states.

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Minnesota

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  1. 1st / First, 412
  2. 3rd / Third, 367
  3. 2nd / Second, 364
  4. 4th / Fourth, 337
  5. 5th / Fifth, 330
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Mississippi

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  1. Magnolia, 172
  2. Oak, 172
  3. Dogwood, 159
  4. Pine, 152
  5. 2nd / Second, 142

You're becoming a pro at street names. Next up, learn the most difficult to pronounce town names in every state.

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Missouri

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  1. Park, 328
  2. Oak, 323
  3. Maple, 293
  4. Walnut, 276
  5. Cedar, 258
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Montana

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  1. 2nd / Second, 192
  2. 1st / First, 183
  3. 3rd / Third, 170
  4. 4th / Fourth, 149
  5. 5th / Fifth, 149

Heading to Montana? Find out the most popular tourist attraction in every state.

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Nebraska

  1. 1st / First, 172
  2. 2nd / Second, 170
  3. 3rd / Third, 150
  4. 4th / Fourth, 148
  5. Park, 136
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Nevada

  1. 1st / First, 37
  2. Park, 35
  3. 2nd / Second, 34
  4. 5th / Fifth, 33
  5. Canyon, 32
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New Hampshire

  1. Maple, 61
  2. Spruce, 56
  3. Hemlock, 54
  4. Pine, 53
  5. Park, 52
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New Jersey

  1. Park, 184
  2. Oak, 162
  3. Maple, 160
  4. Cedar, 151
  5. Washington, 145
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New Mexico

  1. Cedar, 85
  2. Pinon, 81
  3. 2nd / Second, 74
  4. Pine, 74
  5. Juniper, 73

Test more of your trivia smarts with these most historic firsts from every state.

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New York

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  1. Park, 451
  2. Maple, 314
  3. Lake, 292
  4. Sunset, 245
  5. Pine, 243
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North Carolina

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  1. Dogwood, 328
  2. Park, 304
  3. Oak, 261
  4. Pine, 245
  5. Ridge, 234
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North Dakota

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  1. 2nd / Second, 214
  2. 1st / First, 210
  3. 3rd / Third, 199
  4. 4th / Fourth, 197
  5. 6th / Sixth, 184
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Ohio

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  1. Park, 418
  2. Maple, 340
  3. Oak, 249
  4. Main, 242
  5. Walnut, 237

Ohio's road might take after its trees, but you'll also want to learn about its critters. Here's the strangest animal found in each state.

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Oklahoma

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  1. Oak, 241
  2. 1st / First, 235
  3. 3rd / Third, 224
  4. Cedar, 221
  5. 2nd / Second, 217
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Oregon

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  1. 2nd / Second, 172
  2. 3rd / Third, 165
  3. 1st / First, 156
  4. 4th / Fourth, 154
  5. 7th / Seventh, 144
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Pennsylvania

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  1. Maple, 542
  2. Park, 478
  3. Oak, 463
  4. Pine, 427
  5. 2nd / Second, 391
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Rhode Island

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  1. Park, 29
  2. Shore, 24
  3. Maple, 23
  4. Highland, 22
  5. Pine, 22

Learn more about Rhode Island with the 50 strangest unsolved mysteries from each state.

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South Carolina

 

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  1. Park, 165
  2. Dogwood, 142
  3. Oak, 129
  4. Pine, 127
  5. Cedar, 120
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South Dakota

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  1. 1st / First, 170
  2. 2nd / Second, 164
  3. 3rd / Third, 160
  4. 4th / Fourth, 145
  5. 5th / Fifth, 126
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Tennessee

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  1. Dogwood, 227
  2. Oak, 210
  3. Park, 200
  4. Maple, 195
  5. Church, 193
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Texas

  1. Park, 590
  2. Oak, 587
  3. 2nd / Second, 495
  4. 1st / First, 486
  5. Pecan, 468

Think everything is bigger in Texas? Try it on on a trip, with these bucket list ideas from every state.

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Utah

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  1. Main, 97
  2. Park, 86
  3. Aspen, 84
  4. Cottonwood, 78
  5. Canyon, 74
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Vermont

  1. Park, 55
  2. Mountain View, 46
  3. Hill, 44
  4. Maple, 40
  5. Birch, 39

Obviously, Vermont is known for its Maple trees (and by default, its maple syrup). That's why syrup is the best gift to give if you live in Vermont. Learn the best state gives from every other state.

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Virginia

  1. Lee, 188
  2. Park, 185
  3. Oak, 184
  4. Cedar, 181
  5. Dogwood, 174
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Washington

  1. 3rd / Third, 255
  2. 1st / First, 248
  3. 2nd / Second, 244
  4. 4th / Fourth, 230
  5. Park, 221
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West Virginia

 

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  1. Maple, 184
  2. Park, 136
  3. Walnut, 126
  4. 1st / First, 125
  5. Oak, 124

Want to learn more about life in the United States? Read the most iconic book from each state.

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Wisconsin

 

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  1. Park, 377
  2. Maple, 305
  3. Pine, 300
  4. Oak, 289
  5. River, 256
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Wyoming

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  1. 1. 2nd / Second, 72
  2. Park, 65
  3. 3rd / Third, 64
  4. 1st / First, 58
  5. 4th / Fourth, 54

If you're still in the mood for state trivia, learn what each of the 50 states is best and worst at.