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U.S. Cities by Letter - F-G

Use the clues to identify the correct U.S. city whose name begins with F or G.

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Answers only include incorporated places with a population of at least 100,000 as of 1 July 2022 (based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates).
One of the incorporated places used in this quiz is a town, not a city.
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Clue
F or G?
Answer
The fifth most populous Texas city was established as a military outpost in 1849.
F
Fort Worth
The fifth most populous city of California lies in a county of the same name. Its name is a Spanish word for “ash.”
F
Fresno
The International Civil Rights Museum is located in the third most populous city of North Carolina. The original name of the city ended in “ugh,” which was dropped without changing the pronunciation.
G
Greensboro
This Arizona town shares it name with comedian Gottfried (d. 2022).
G
Gilbert
Founded in 1794 as a military post, this Indiana city is named after the American Revolutionary War general who directed its construction.
F
Fort Wayne
This Arizona city was temporarily renamed as “Swift City” to celebrate the opening concerts of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Its name consists of two syllables. The first syllable is also a word that means “a narrow valley.” The second syllable is also a word that means “a valley, especially a broad one.”
G
Glendale
The name of the twelfth most populous city in Texas is also an English word that means “a wreath of flowers or leaves.”
G
Garland
Home to the largest concentration of Afghan Americans in the country, this California city has two syllables in its name. The first syllable is a homophone of a word meaning “not under the control or in the power of another.” The second syllable rhymes with “font.”
F
Fremont
The fastest-growing U.S. city in 2017, this Texas city has a name that doubles as a nickname for San Francisco.
F
Frisco
The building of the Kaiser Steel plant during World War II transformed this California city, as it was one of only two steel mills west of the Mississippi. The city’s name is the Italian word for “fountain.”
F
Fontana
This North Carolina city is best known for being the home of Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg).
F
Fayetteville
The name of Texas’s fifteenth most populous city describes a large, imposing area of open grassland.
G
Grand Prairie
Michigan’s second most populated city is the childhood home of former President Ford and the site of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
G
Grand Rapids
Clue
F or G?
Answer
This California city is the namesake of an Arizona city that was an earlier answer in this quiz.
G
Glendale
The tenth largest city in Florida is named after a series of military installations built during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) and an army captain who served in that war.
F
Fort Lauderdale
Comedian Steve Martin was a cheerleader while attending this California city’s high school. The city’s name contains two words. The first means “a small piece of ground used to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers.” The second word means “a small wood, orchard, or group of trees.”
G
Garden Grove
Founded as a military outpost in 1864, this Colorado city was named for its commandant, who shares his surname with the singer of “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).”
F
Fort Collins
Home to the University of Florida.
G
Gainesville
This California city is named for the president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Company. Its one-word name can be divided into two English words. The first of these words is the comparative form of “full.” The second is a unit of weight.
F
Fullerton
The name of the most populous city in North Dakota was used as the title of a 1996 film that starred Frances McDormand and William H. Macy.
F
Fargo
The home of Travis Air Force Base and the Jelly Belly headquarters, this California city was named after its founder’s hometown in Connecticut. The first syllable of its name is an English word that means “impartial and just.” The second syllable is an English word meaning “an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture.”
F
Fairfield
The fourth largest city in Oregon was named for a Civil War general and U.S. Secretary of State who shares his surname with a former NFL player named Jermaine.
G
Gresham
This Colorado city is named for the New York Tribune editor who popularized the phrase “Go West, young man.”
G
Greeley
The “Toilet Paper Capital of the World” is located in Wisconsin, but it is also known for the four Super Bowl championships won by its NFL franchise.
G
Green Bay
This Arizona city is named for a well-known tire and rubber company.
G
Goodyear
Once known as Fisher’s Switch and Fishers Station, the post office simplified this Indiana city’s name in 1908.
F
Fishers
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