Walking Across U.S. State Borders with Hints

Guess each U.S. state by a hint where every state borders the one before it.
Answer must correspond to yellow box
Quiz by Jato
Last updated: December 24, 2021
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First submittedApril 2, 2020
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The most populous state
Home to Crater Lake
“The Gem State”
Helena is its capital
Contains most of the Black Hills
South Dakota
Grows more corn than any other state
Borders the most other states,
eight in total
Became a state in the 20th century
Is not landlocked
Has the highest murder rate
of any state
Its capital is named after a President
The first state alphabetically
Was one of the original 13 colonies
Lies on the Mississippi River
Where Lincoln was born
Its flag is non-rectangular
The only state whose population has
declined since 1960
West Virginia
Where the city of Reading is located
Its capital is on the Hudson River
New York
Has the least populous capital
city of any state
Level 61
Apr 13, 2020
Greay quiz!
Level 88
Dec 24, 2021's blue and white on my screen. ;)
Level 66
Dec 26, 2021
If you got the answers right there would also be green!
Level 77
Dec 25, 2021
Ohio also has a city called Reading but I guess you can't go backwards
Level 76
Dec 27, 2021
You also can't go from Ohio to New York, so maybe you're supposed to take that into account.
Level 48
Dec 26, 2021
I did not realize Montpelier, Vermont was the least populated state capital, with a population of 7,477 (2019)
Level 47
Dec 26, 2021
why does the UK not count for the city of Reading question?
Level 58
Dec 28, 2021
Probably for the same reason that Nepal doesn't count for the non-rectangular flag question. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Level 82
Dec 28, 2021
Are you joking?
Level 79
Jan 3, 2022
"Walking Across U.S. State Borders with Hints -

Guess each U.S. state by a hint where every state borders the one before it."

How would the UK fit into those parameters?

Level 76
Jan 4, 2022
By how much do you think the USA won the American Revolutionary War?
Level 62
Feb 4, 2022
Worth noting that Missouri shares the "most borders" title with Tennessee--both have 8. I can't find any reliable data for total border length, though I'd assume MO has the edge there.
Level 62
Jul 6, 2023
Missouri has the edge by about 200 miles.
Level 44
Oct 17, 2023
Missouri also borders Iowa, while Tennessee does not.
Level 52
Oct 16, 2023
got stuck on Oklahoma because my brain was refusing to read the question correctly. I kept registering "the 20th state" not century
Level 77
Feb 20, 2024
Hey! Reading got shown some love! Good, that place needs love.