Geography Quiz / U.S. place names of French origin

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Can you name the U.S. place names of French origin?

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StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
IdahoLiterally, 'Heart of the Awl'
DelawareOriginally de la Guerre meaning; 'of the war'
MarylandLiterally, 'haven of grace'
MassachusettsLiterally, 'nice mountain' or 'beautiful mountain'
VermontNamed after French city of the same name
NebraskaLiterally, 'beautiful view'
ConnecticutLiterally, 'mountain city'
IowaFrom river ''of the monks'
North CarolinaNamed for French general, Marquis de _
North DakotaFrom the French 'Les Grandes Fourches'
ArkansasNamed for French general, Marquis de _
New YorkNamed after French explorer Samuel de _
MississippiFrom the name of the first French permanent settlement at Fort Maurepas
MinnesotaNamed for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur _
MaineFrom the French word meaning 'penninsula'
OklahomaLiterally, 'stake'
ArizonaNamed after the World War 1 French Premier
South CarolinaNamed for Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of _
StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
OhioFrom the French province of the same name
New JerseyLiterally, 'bright mountain'
CaliforniaLiterally, 'nice air' or 'beautiful air'
KentuckyNamed for late 18th-century French king
Georgia'The Barn', named for the French Estate of Marquis in Arkansas clue
AlaskaNamed after a French-Canadian prospector and gold miner
WyomingFrom the French pronunciation of a Dakotan name for the Cree people
NevadaNamed after Civil War general
HawaiiNamed for brothers Lewis and René Edward
KansasLiterally, 'the swan'
IllinoisNamed after French explorer Louis _
LouisianaLiterally, 'red stick'
AlabamaFrench name for the indigenous Mauvilla tribe
MissouriNamed after 13th-century French king
OregonLiterally, 'misfortune'
MichiganLiterally, 'big point'
IndianaLiterally, 'high ground'

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