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Who's the Queen?
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Who’s the Queen?

American civic boosters have always made up in energy what they lacked in originality. Dozens of towns have called themselves the “Queen City” of this or that thing or region. A good knowledge of history will help you match the city to its queenly nickname.


Queen City of the Ozarks

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Rockies

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Lakes

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Plains

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of Death Valley

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Northern Mines

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the West

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Prairies

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Mines

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH

Queen City of the Trails

  1. Springfield, MO
  2. Rhyolite, NV
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Independence, MO
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Baker, OR
  7. Nevada City, NV
  8. Helena, MT
  9. Sedalia, MO
  10. Cincinnati, OH
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