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U.S. Cities by Letter - Q-R

Use the clues to identify the correct U.S. city whose name begins with Q or R.

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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).
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Q/R
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The capital and second most populous city in North Carolina.
R
Raleigh
The twelfth most populous city in California was the birthplace of the California citrus industry and is now home to the largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration.
R
Riverside
"The Biggest Little City in the World," and the third most populous in Nevada, gained fame in the 1930s for its extremely liberal divorce law.
R
Reno
The capital and fourth most populous city of Virginia was founded in 1737, and in 1780 replaced Williamsburg as the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia.
R
Richmond
This city in New York has been a center for social and political movements and is now the home of the Eastman School of Music.
R
Rochester
Once creatively named “Junction” (for the point where the tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad and the California Central Railroad met), this California city is still a railroad town, although its economy has diversified since the 1950s. It has a flower in its name.
R
Roseville
The name of the fifth largest city in Illinois recalls that at one time the Rock River was shallow enough to cross there.
R
Rockford
The area around the 28th most populous city in California was once the home of the Kukamonga people.
R
Rancho Cucamonga
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The area around this Texas city has been the site of human habitation since at least 9200 BCE. It was named after a disk-shaped formation in the middle of Brushy Creek.
R
Round Rock
Minnesota’s third largest city was founded by George and Henrietta Head in 1854 and named for George’s hometown in upstate New York.
R
Rochester
This Texas city was “dry” until November 2006 and was named after the secretary of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Mr. Secretary had a patronymic surname that at one time might have been given to the son of someone whose nickname was “Dick.”
R
Richardson
Edmund Randolph persuaded a federal surveying party to put the name of his Virginia hometown on their 1854 coastal map of the San Francisco Bay in California. Thus this city was named.
R
Richmond
Although it lost an acute accent at some point, this Nevada city’s name translates from Spanish as “ranch river.”
R
Rio Rancho
The final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of planes, this Washington city was incorporated in 1901. To discover its name, combine the following.
1. A word meaning “a tenant's regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land.”
2. An antonym of “off.”
R
Renton
This California city shares its name with hundreds of movie theaters.
R
Rialto
The seventh most populous city in Massachusetts was the birthplace of both Presidents Adams, and shares a name with one of them.
Q
Quincy
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