Miscellaneous Factoids

  • The world's largest silver nugget (1,840 lbs.) was found near Aspen, Colorado in 1894.
  • With a population of over half a million people, Baltimore City is treated more as a county in most respects under state law. Baltimore City was originally established as a municipal corporation within Baltimore County. In 1851, the city separated itself from the county and since then has functioned as an independent unit of local government.
  • Detroit, Michigan has more theatre seats than any other city east of the Mississippi River, outside New York City.
  • Volleyball was invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1895.
  • The longest main street in America is 33 miles long and is located in Island Park, Idaho.
  • Seven lakes surround Knoxville, Tennesee: Cherokee, Douglas, Ft. London, Melton Hill, Norris, Watts Bar, and Tellico.
  • Mount Horeb, Wisconsin is home of the Mustard Museum.
  • Parkersburg, West Virginia makes most of the country's glass marbles.
  • The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia in 1912.
  • According to the U.S. Census, there are 87 populated places named Springfield. This includes variants such as "Springfield Gardens" or "Springfield Crossing".
  • Florida's smallest cities are Weekie Wachee (population: 8) and Marineland (population: 10).
  • A total of 42 West Virginia cities are older than the state itself, incorporated in 1863.
  • Ohio County, Indiana, is Indiana's smallest county is both area and population.

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