Can You Match the US State to its Postal Abbreviation?

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Every US State has its own postal abbreviation, but how well do you know them all? Put your knowledge to the test with this stately HowStuffWorks quiz!

_______ is the postal abbreviation of Pennsylvania.

PA is the postal abbreviation of this state. In Philadelphia, PA you can find the only colonial post office still being operated by the US Postal Service.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Oregon?

OR is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first post office west of the Rocky Mountains opened in Astoria, Oregon in 1847.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Nebraska?

NE is the postal abbreviation of Nebraska. The famous Pony Express ran through parts of Nebraska when it began in 1860.

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What is the postal abbreviation for Alabama?

The postal abbreviation for Alabama is AL. On the Magnolia River in Alabama, there is dock to dock mail delivery service via boat.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Texas?

TX is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first free rural mail routes in Texas were in Fate and La Grange in 1899.

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The postal abbreviation of Alaska is:

Alaska's postal abbreviation is AK. The highest ZIP Code in the country is 99950 and can be found in Ketchikan, AK.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Colorado?

The postal abbreviation of this state is CO. The highest post office in the US is in Alma, CO. It's over 10,000 feet above sea level.

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What is the postal abbreviation of California?

The postal abbreviation of California is CA. The lowest and hottest post office in the country can be found in Death Valley CA, nearly 300 feet below sea level.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Maine?

ME is the postal abbreviation of Maine. The easternmost post office in the US can be found in Lubec, Maine.

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The postal abbreviation of Minnesota is:

The postal abbreviation of this state is MN. The northernmost post office in the 48 contiguous US states can be found in Angle Inlet, MN.

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What is the postal abbreviation of North Carolina?

NC is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first free rural mail route in North Carolina was in China Grove in 1896.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Florida?

The postal abbreviation of this state is FL. The smallest post office in the US can be found in Ochopee, Florida. It is roughly 60 square feet.

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The postal abbreviation of New York is __________.

New York state's postal abbreviation is NY. The post office with the largest retail space in the US, the 393,000 square foot James A. Farley Post Office, can be found in New York, NY.

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________ is the postal abbreviation of New Hampshire.

NH is the postal abbreviation of New Hampshire. The oldest post office to operate in the same building has been in Hinsdale, NH since 1816.

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_____ is the postal abbreviation of Arizona.

AZ is the postal abbreviation for Arizona. In Arizona, 4,000 pounds of mail, food, furniture and supplies are delivered every day to the Havasupai Native Americans at the bottom of the Grand Canyon by mule train.

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_____ is the postal abbreviation for Washington.

WA is the postal abbreviation of Washington state. The Point Roberts, WA post office can only be reached by car by driving through British Columbia, Canada.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Missouri?

MO is the postal abbreviation of Missouri. In Kansas City, MO you kind find the US's only subterranean post office in a limestone cave 150 feet below the ground.

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_______ is the postal abbreviation of Delaware.

DE is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first rural route in the state was established in 1898 in Harrington, DE.

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The postal abbreviation of Kansas is:

KS is the postal abbreviation of this state. The post office closer to the geographical center of the 48 contiguous US states can be found in Lebanon, KS.

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What is the postal abbreviation of South Dakota

SD is the postal abbreviation of this state. The post office closest to the geographical center of all 50 states can be found in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Hawaii?

HI is the postal abbreviation of this state. The southernmost US post office can be found in Naalehu, HI.

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The postal abbreviation of Louisiana is:

LA is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first rural mail route in the state was established in Thibodaux in 1896.

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______ is the postal abbreviation for Idaho.

ID is the postal abbreviation for Idaho. The longest main street in America, at 33 miles long, is located in Island Park, ID.

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What is the postal abbreviation for Michigan?

This is the postal abbreviation of the state of Michigan. The JW Westcott is a 45-foot contract mail boat from Detroit. This massive ship delivers mail to passing ships and even has its own ZIP code.

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The postal abbreviation for Oklahoma is:

OK is the postal abbreviation of Oklahoma. The longest daily rural mail delivery route, at over 180 miles long, is in Mangum, Oklahoma.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Georgia?

GA is the postal abbreviation of this state. The shortest daily rural delivery route is in Athens, Georgia. The carrier travels 0.18 miles.

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_______ is the postal abbreviation of New Mexico.

The postal abbreviation of New Mexico is NM. The first rural mail delivery route was established in the state in Roswell n 1902.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Vermont?

VT is the postal abbreviation of this state. The first US postage stamp ever was printed in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1846.

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The postal abbreviation of Virginia is:

The postal abbreviation of Virginia is VA. During the Civil War, the first Confederate postage stamps were printed in Richmond, Virginia.

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What is the postal abbreviation of South Carolina?

SC is the postal abbreviation of South Carolina. During the Civil War, Confederate postage stamps were printed by Keatinge & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina.

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_______ is the postal abbreviation of Nevada.

NV is the postal abbreviation of Nevada. The Carson City Post Office, built during the late 19th century, was one of the first federal buildings erected in Nevada.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Arkansas?

AR is the postal abbreviation for Arkansas. The first known African-American postmaster, James W. Mason, was appointed in Sunny Side, Arkansas in 1867.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Wyoming?

WY is the postal abbreviation for this state. When the Pony Express first began to carry mail in 1860, it traveled through parts of Wyoming.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Illinois?

IL is the postal abbreviation of this state. Abraham Lincoln served as the postmaster of an Ilinois town before becoming president.

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What is the postal abbreviation of Iowa?

IA is the postal abbreviation for this state. The first-ever Iowa post office opened in Dubuque in 1833.

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