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Quiz about Places in US named after Kings and Queens
Quiz about Places in US named after Kings and Queens

Places in U.S. named after Kings and Queens Quiz


There are many places in the U.S. that are named after European kings and queens. Here are ten of them.

A multiple-choice quiz by sw11. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
sw11
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
416,475
Updated
May 14 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Founded in 1683, Albany County in the state of New York is named after which English prince, who later became king? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Located in Kentucky, Bourbon County is named after French King Louis ___. Which is the correct answer in the blank? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Brunswick County in North Carolina is named after the Duke of Brunswick, who became which English king? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Founded in 1771, Fluvanna County in the state of Virginia is named after which queen? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Founded in 1720, Hanover County, located in Virginia, is named after King George ____. What is the correct answer in the blank? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Nassau County in the state of New York was founded in 1899. It is named in honor of which king? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Queens, a borough of New York City and a county of New York State, is named after what queen? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Isabella County, located in Michigan, is named what Spanish queen? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Created in 1914, Haakon County in South Dakota is named after the king of which European country? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Mecklenburg County in North Carolina founded in 1762 is named after what English queen? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Founded in 1683, Albany County in the state of New York is named after which English prince, who later became king?

Answer: James II

Albany County (1400 sq km) is bordered by the Mohawk River (north) and Hudson River (east). The city of Albany is the county seat and also the state capital of New York. The county is named after Prince James, the Duke of York and of Albany. He became King James II of England, Scotland and Ireland (reigned from 1685-1688).
2. Located in Kentucky, Bourbon County is named after French King Louis ___. Which is the correct answer in the blank?

Answer: XVI

Founded in 1786, Bourbon County is a part of Lexington-Fayette, one of the nine original counties. Paris is the county seat. The county is known for its historical connection with bourbon whiskey. The county is named after King Louis XVI (reigned from 1774-1792) in gratitude for his assistance during the American Revolutionary War. He was the last king of France, who was beheaded during the French Revolution.
3. Brunswick County in North Carolina is named after the Duke of Brunswick, who became which English king?

Answer: George I

Brunswick County (2718 sq km) is the southernmost county in North Carolina. Bolivia, the county seat, is one of the least populous seats in the state. In 1764, the county was founded as a colonial port of Brunswick Town, named after King George I of England (reigned from 1714-1727) and Duke of Brunswick. He was the first king in the House of Hanover, who inherited the titles and lands of Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg from his father and uncles.
4. Founded in 1771, Fluvanna County in the state of Virginia is named after which queen?

Answer: Anne

Fluvanna County (800 sq km) is located in the Piedmont region of Virginia. The county seat is Palmyra. The county was named after the Fluvanna River. "Fluvanna" means "Anne's River" in honor of Queen Anne, Queen of Great Britain (reigned from 1704-1714), the last monarch in the House of Stuart.
5. Founded in 1720, Hanover County, located in Virginia, is named after King George ____. What is the correct answer in the blank?

Answer: I

Hanover County (1230 sq km) is a part of the Greater Richmond Region, in the western Tidewater region of Virginia. Hanover is the county seat. In 1720, the county was founded and named after the Electorate Hanover in Germany. King George I (reigned from 1714-1727) was the Elector of Hanover at that time.
6. Nassau County in the state of New York was founded in 1899. It is named in honor of which king?

Answer: William III

Nassau County (1170 sq km) is located to the east of New York City. The county seat is Mineola. The county is part of the Long Island region, located in the southeast.

Nassau was the old name of Long Island, named after King William III of England (reigned from 1689-1702). He ruled England jointly with his wife, Queen Mary II. He was Dutch, and was also known as William of Orange from the House of Nassau.
7. Queens, a borough of New York City and a county of New York State, is named after what queen?

Answer: Catherine of Braganza

Queens (460 sq km), coextensive with Queens County, is the largest borough in New York City, located at the western end of Long Island. Established in 1683, it was named after Catherine of Braganza. During that time, she was the queen of England, the spouse of King Charles II. Kings County (coextensive with Brooklyn) is named after her husband.
8. Isabella County, located in Michigan, is named what Spanish queen?

Answer: Queen of Castile & Leon

Isabella County (1500 sq km) is located in Central Lower Michigan, the home to the Saginaw Chippewa tribes. Mount Pleasant is the county seat. The location was created in 1831 and organized in 1859, and named after Isabella I (1451-1504). She was the Queen of Castile and Leon from 1474 to 1504.

She and her husband King Ferdinand II are known as the Catholic Monarchs. They ruled over a unified Spain.
9. Created in 1914, Haakon County in South Dakota is named after the king of which European country?

Answer: Norway

Haakon County (4730 sq km) is located in the central area of South Dakota. Philip is the country seat. It was created in 1914 and named after Haakon VII (reigned from 1905 to 1957).
10. Mecklenburg County in North Carolina founded in 1762 is named after what English queen?

Answer: Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Mecklenburg County (1414 sq km) is located in the southwest of North Carolina. It is the second-most populous county in the state after Wake County. The county seat is Charlotte. The county and seat is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of the United Kingdom (1761-1818). She was the wife of King George III.
Source: Author sw11

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