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Can you name the birth places of the US presidents?
Enter a place in the box below
Correctly named places will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
Note: 'Place' refers to the county, city, or town.
US Presidents' Last Names By Length
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John Quincy Adams
Martin Van Buren
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
Chester A. Arthur
William H. Taft
Warren G. Harding
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
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Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:50 GMT
This is a pretty tough quiz - one with a map where you only have to identify the state a president was born in might be fun too.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:53 GMT
states would make it much easier. i'm proud that i knew the actual city that jfk was born in, instead of putting in boston. used to walk past the JFK birthplace house last summer when I went to go play tennis. also, um, the time isn't moving. not sure if thats just an issue for me or if there might be some kind of bug
Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:57 GMT
Wow, this quiz is all kinds of crazy hard.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:58 GMT
States would be much better if you had to type it in for each one specifically (as opposed to just typing "Virginia" and getting ten of them), and if there was a somewhat strict time limit. But this... this is just impossible. And how come some of them are counties and some are towns? For example, how come you have to type in McKinley's town that currently holds 20,000 people, but typing the county that town is in doesn't work? Anyway, sorry Sporcle, but this one is simply ridiculous.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:59 GMT
also, since the time wasn't moving I had to look up the answers in order to finish (since the give up button didn't appear) and I found very few of them on whitehouse.gov
Feb 16th, 2009 at 18:59 GMT
Agree with kicking222. Great idea but it needs some work.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:00 GMT
This must be one of the toughest quizzes on Sporcle. As of right now, with 112 people having taken the quiz NO ONE got the last 8, and the next 11 each have a whopping 1 person each who got them right. Good old Herbert Hoover managed to find 2 people who knew where he was born.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:16 GMT
@kicking222: The ones who are just listed by county were born on farms and so on that weren't part of any town or city.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:17 GMT
@brian: I wrote the quiz just before the new whitehouse.gov website went up after Obama's inauguration. The places of birth were listed in each President's bio on the previous version of the site.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:24 GMT
why when I type in New York, Caldwell NJ also comes up?
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:26 GMT
I think at the very least this quiz should indicate which answers are counties and which are towns. I tried Charlottesville for Jefferson- if I'd known it was a county, I'd have gotten Albemarle.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:28 GMT
I agree make it guessing the state but having to guess president by president so you don't just have to type virginia dn massachusetts
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:40 GMT
brookline (jfk) is a lot closer to present day boston than braintree (adamses). yet boston counts for braintree but not brookline.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:43 GMT
@kicking: Some are counties because their residence was not in a city. Pretty common in rural areas, especially back in the 1700s and 1800s, when your house might be the only one for 15 miles.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:44 GMT
Also agree that giving the states instead of the towns would make this much easier. I got 13, and that was more or less by typing in a few large cities. It helped that "Boston" gives you three or four answers, too.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 19:48 GMT
It's a nice effort, David, and great idea, but I agree that it makes more sense to do this in order by naming the state only.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 20:22 GMT
I knew "Honolulu" for Barack Obama and "Omaha" for some other president (who turned out to be Gerald Ford).
Feb 16th, 2009 at 20:33 GMT
@Andrew, I certainly wondered the same. Caldwell is three towns over from mine, and actually farther away from NYC than my town, which is already about 18 miles from Manhattan. Sure, it's in the New York Metropolitan Area, but so are more than half the counties in the state.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 20:51 GMT
Well, the people have spoken and clearly demanded a quiz done in order with just the state so I've written and submitted that. I wasn't sure what level of detail people would want so I went with towns, thinking that people would say it was too easy if it was just done by state. Obviously, I misjudged this one pretty badly. :-)
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Feb 16th, 2009 at 20:57 GMT
Not that this has anything to do with the actual quiz as presented here, but there is no, repeat NO, holiday in the United States called "President's Day." It's George Washington's Birthday that is the holiday.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:00 GMT
Westmoreland is a kick-ass name. I really hoped "Mt. Vernon" was the answer, but alas, that was later on in life. I wonder how they named it? "And what should we name this land here?" "Um...er..Land. And over yonder is More Land, and that there, to the left? West More Land." Please feel free to pile on the negative points now.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:05 GMT
great quiz. got Polk and Pierce, which I'm sort-of proud of. Agree that state would be better; this is just too hard.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:18 GMT
charlotte should count for mecklenburg county, nc, and boston should count for brookline, ma (going by what's acceptable for other answers)
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:24 GMT
@klogg, Westmoreland is one of the old English counties (now part of Cumbria), but I prefer your explanation!
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:26 GMT
@klogg: The boring answer is that it's almost certainly named after the former county of Westmorland in England (which was previously spelt `Westmoreland'). I assume that was named because it was a bunch of moorland in the (north)west. Either way, I'm sure you'll be delighted to know that there was, at one point, an administrative subdivision called East Westmorland.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:32 GMT
^^^ you made my day.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:52 GMT
Next should be presidential burial sites.
Feb 16th, 2009 at 21:58 GMT
I live in a semi-small town so it's pretty exciting to see my town as the answer for the Adams'!
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Feb 16th, 2009 at 22:59 GMT
bunch of babies.. why does everyone cry when a quiz gets a little hard? everyone wants things to be easier. the fun thing about quizzes is that they are hard and you learn from them being challenging. i think this quiz is fine the way it is and dont think it should be by state. i want to learn the exact towns or counties they were born in and i wont learn them if they are given to me
Feb 17th, 2009 at 00:10 GMT
You should learn their mailing addresses too George.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 00:40 GMT
Look at Hayes. He was born in a state within a state: Delaware,Ohio. LOL. This quiz was nearly impossible.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 01:32 GMT
@davidr: I liked this quiz just fine the way it is. Yes, I only got 14/43 on my first attempt, but that's far better than some of the fracking sports quizzes. Some of us retry the quiz until we get it all right, just to exercise our memorization skills, so this was good for that.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 04:01 GMT
I'm amazed that I'm in the top 12% or so and I only got 15/43. This was tough. I think I know states for all of them though.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 06:42 GMT
Yeah when the most answered one is only at 78%, you know you have a tough quiz. LOL. I started this quiz only because I knew Lincoln's (I'm from KY, and we visited it for a field trip back in the day). Wow I did bad.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 10:43 GMT
didnt know any of them :(
Feb 17th, 2009 at 14:42 GMT
@Metallica4ever: There are lots of towns and cities in the US that have the same name as a state; often a different state from the one they're in. So, while Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma (not to be confused with the city of Oklahoma in Pennsylvania), most of Kansas City is in Missouri (not to be confused with the cities called Kansas in Alabama, Illinois, Ohio and Oklahoma).
Feb 17th, 2009 at 15:37 GMT
@George9191: There's a difference between "challenging" and "damn near impossible". I like to be challenged, too. But I don't like having to hit the give up button two minutes into a 10-minute quiz.
Feb 17th, 2009 at 17:38 GMT
@Ernest: I think this is more the sort of quiz where the point is to learn something from the answers than to get a high score. :-)
Feb 17th, 2009 at 17:51 GMT
its not damn near impossible for everyone... everyone has their strong points and their weak points but people get upset when they dont know something and they beg to make it easier so they feel better.. there are a few quizzes i have to hit the give up button on right away, theres no shame in it.. im sure there are very few quizzes where everyone is satisfied with the subject and difficulty.. thats life:)
Feb 17th, 2009 at 17:58 GMT
@George9191: There's certainly nothing wrong with a hard quiz, as long as people are interested in it. My main worry about this one is that my inclusions of little towns in large metropolitan areas might have been inaccurate or, more likely, inconsistent. I suspect that people will be happier with the quiz done by states but it's no bad thing to have both.
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