Massachusetts State Facts and History

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Massachusetts Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Charlie Baker (Republican)
  • Capital: Boston
  • Population: 6,892,503 (2019 est.)
  • Residents:
  • Land Area: 7,800.06 sq km
  • Water Area: 2,754.33 sq km
  • Total Area: 10,554.39 SQ KM
  • Width: 50 miles
  • Length: 190 miles long
  • State Motto: “Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem (By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty)”
  • Nickname: Bay State
  • Electoral votes: 11
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 9 (of 435)
  • State Song: “All Hail to Massachusetts”
  • Date of Statehood: Feb. 6, 1788
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Massachusetts: mass.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: MA
  • Origin of name: he word Massachusetts is an Algonquin Indian word which roughly translates to “large hill place” or “at the great hill.”

State Symbol of Massachusetts

State BeverageCranberry juice
State BirdChickadee
State CatTabby cat
State CookieChocolate chip cookie
State DessertBoston cream pie
State DogBoston terrier
State FishCod
State FlowerMayflower
State Folk HeroJohnny Appleseed
State FossilDinosaur tracks
State HorseMorgan horse
State InsectLadybug
State MottosEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
State MuffinCorn muffin
State NicknameBay State; Old Colony State
State TreeAmerican elm

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Boston Red Sox
  • NFL: New England Patriots
  • NBA: Boston Celtics
  • NHL: Boston Bruins
  • MLS: New England Revolution

College & Universities

Ailano School of CosmetologyEmpire Beauty School-BostonMassachusetts Institute of Technology
American International CollegeEmpire Beauty School-FraminghamMassachusetts Maritime Academy
Amherst CollegeEmpire Beauty School-HyannisMassachusetts School of Barbering
Andover Newton Theological SchoolEmpire Beauty School-LowellMassachusetts School of Law
Anna Maria CollegeEmpire Beauty School-MaldenMassachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Assabet Valley Regional Technical SchoolEmpire Beauty School-WalthamMassasoit Community College
Assumption CollegeEndicott CollegeMedical Professional Institute
Atlantic Union CollegeEpiscopal Divinity SchoolMerrimack College
Babson CollegeEverest Institute-BrightonMGH Institute of Health Professions
Bancroft School of Massage TherapyEverest Institute-ChelseaMiddlesex Community College
Bard College at Simon’s RockFINE Mortuary College LLCMildred Elley
Bay Path CollegeFisher CollegeMontserrat College of Art
Bay State CollegeFitchburg State UniversityMonty Tech
Bay State School of TechnologyFramingham State UniversityMotoring Technical Training Institute
Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education ProgFranklin W. Olin College of EngineeringMount Holyoke College
Becker CollegeGibbs College-BostonMount Ida College
Benjamin Franklin Institute of TechnologyGordon CollegeMount Wachusett Community College
Bentley UniversityGordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryNational Aviation Academy of New England
Berklee College of MusicGreater Lowell Technical SchoolNational Graduate School of Quality Management
Berkshire Community CollegeGreenfield Community CollegeNew England College of Business and Finance
Blessed John XXIII National SeminaryHallmark Institute of PhotographyNew England College of Optometry
Blue Hills Regional Technical SchoolHampshire CollegeNew England Hair Academy
Boston Architectural CollegeHarvard UniversityNew England Law-Boston
Boston Baptist CollegeHebrew CollegeNew England School of Acupuncture
Boston CollegeHellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of TheologyNew England School of Photography
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis IncHenris School of Hair DesignNewbury College-Brookline
Boston UniversityHolyoke Community CollegeNichols College
Brandeis UniversityHult International Business SchoolNorth Bennet Street School
Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield CampusITT Technical Institute-WilmingtonNorth Shore Community College
Bridgewater State UniversityKaplan Career Institute-CharlestownNortheastern University
Bristol Community CollegeKay Harvey Academy of Hair DesignNorthern Essex Community College
Bunker Hill Community CollegeLa Baron Hairdressing Academy-BrocktonPine Manor College
Butera School of Art at Fisher CollegeLa Baron Hairdressing Academy-New BedfordPioneer Education dba Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy
Cambridge CollegeLaboure CollegeQuincy College
Cape Cod Community CollegeLasell CollegeQuinsigamond Community College
Catherine Hinds Institute of EstheticsLawrence Memorial Hospital School of NursingRegis College
Charles H McCann Technical SchoolLesley UniversityRob Roy Academy-Fall River
Clark UniversityLincoln Technical Institute-BrocktonRob Roy Academy-New Bedford
College of Our Lady of the ElmsLincoln Technical Institute-LowellRob Roy Academy-Taunton
College of the Holy CrossLincoln Technical Institute-SomervilleRob Roy Academy-Worcester
Conway School of Landscape DesignLongy School of MusicRoxbury Community College
Cortiva Institute-BostonLowell Academy Hairstyling InstituteSaint John’s Seminary
Curry CollegeMansfield Beauty Schools-QuincySalem State University
Dean CollegeMansfield Beauty Schools-SpringfieldSalter School-Cambridge Campus
Diman Regional Technical InstituteMarian Court CollegeSalter School-Fall River Campus
Eastern Nazarene CollegeMassachusetts Bay Community CollegeSanford-Brown Institute
EINE IncMassachusetts College of Art and DesignSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston
Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage TherapyMassachusetts College of Liberal ArtsSea Education Association Inc
Emerson CollegeMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesShawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School
Emmanuel CollegeMassachusetts General Hospital Dietetic InternshipSignature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Simmons CollegeSpringfield CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts-Central Office
Smith CollegeSpringfield Technical Community CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Southeastern Technical InstituteStonehill CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts-Lowell
Southern New England School of LawSuffolk UniversityUniversity of Phoenix-Boston Campus
Spa Tech Institute-IpswichThe Boston ConservatoryUniversity of Phoenix-Central Massachusetts Campus
Spa Tech Institute-PlymouthThe New England Conservatory of MusicUpper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Spa Tech Institute-WestboroThe New England Institute of ArtUrban College of Boston
University of Massachusetts Medical School WorcesterThe Salter School-Malden CampusWellesley College
University of Massachusetts-BostonThe Salter School-Tewksbury CampusWentworth Institute of Technology
Williams CollegeToni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-WorcesterWestern New England University
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteTufts UniversityWestfield State University
Worcester State UniversityUniversal Technical Institute of Massachusetts IncWeston Jesuit School of Theology
Zion Bible CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstWheaton College
Wheelock CollegeWhittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Martha’s Vineyard
  2. Six Flags New England
  3. Faneuil Hall
  4. Freedom Trail
  5. Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  6. New England Aquarium
  7. Tanglewood
  8. USS Constitution
  9. Boston Common
  10. Museum of Science
  11. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  12. Jiminy Peak
  13. Wachusett Mountain
  14. Harvard Square
  15. Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
  16. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  17. Peabody Essex Museum

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
John Adamspresident;
John Quincy Adamspresident;
Samuel Adamspatriot;
Bronson Alcotteducator and social reformer;
Louisa May Alcottwriter;
Horatio Algernovelist;
Susan B. Anthonywoman suffragist;
Clara BartonAmerican Red Cross founder;
Leonard Bernsteinconductor;
George H. W. Bushpresident;
William Cullen Bryantpoet and editor;
Luther Burbankhorticulturalist;
John Cheevernovelist;
John Singleton Copleypainter;
E. E. Cummingspoet;
Jacques d’Amboiseballet dancer;
Matt Damonactor;
Bette Davisactress;
Cecil B. DeMillefilm director;
Emily Dickinsonpoet;
Ralph Waldo Emersonphilosopher and poet;
Geraldine Farrarsoprano, actress;
Benjamin Franklinstatesman and scientist;
Buckminster Fullerarchitect and educator;
Robert Goddardfather of modern rocketry;
John Hancockstatesman;
Nathaniel Hawthornenovelist;
Oliver Wendell Holmesjurist;
Winslow Homerpainter;
Elias Howeinventor;
Stanley Kunitzpoet;
John F. Kennedypresident;
Jack Lemmonactor;
Amy Lowellpoet;
James Russell Lowellpoet;
Robert Lowellpoet;
Horace Manneducator;
Cotton Matherclergyman;
Herman Melvillewriter;
Samuel F. B. Morsepainter and inventor;
Edgar Allan Poewriter;
Paul Reveresilversmith and Revolutionary War figure;
Norman Rockwellartist;
Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)author and illustrator;
Anne Sextonpoet;
David Souterjurist;
Lucy Stonewoman suffragist;
Louis Henry Sullivanarchitect;
Henry David Thoreauauthor;
Barbara WaltersTV commentator;
James McNeill Whistlerpainter;
Eli Whitneyinventor;
John Greenleaf Whittierpoet.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Matt Damon
  2. Bette Davis
  3. Chris Evans
  4. Jack Lemmon
  5. Amy Poehler
  6. Mark Wahlberg

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