Category - American Folklore

American Folklore: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital city, and it has some truly intriguing folklore that goes along with it. From the supernatural to conspiracy theories involving everything from the Illuminati...

American Folklore: Wyoming

Wyoming is a very large state, land-wise, but is the least populous people-wise in the United States. It has many fascinating geographical structures and a long history of Native American habitation...

American Folklore: Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. At that time, it has racked up plenty of folklore tales of its own. Some are ancient tales, and some are more modern, but all are...

American Folklore: Washington

Washington is a state in the northwest of the United States, and it has a long history of human habitation. One of the oldest human skeletons in North America was found there. Europeans are not known...

American Folklore: West Virginia

West Virginia used to be part of Virginia, but its unique geography and culture made it an ideal candidate to be its own state. It received this gift in 1863, and has been the epitome of rural...

American Folklore: Virginia

Virginia has a long history of human habitation, going back thousands of years. It was also the location of the first permanent British settlement in North America and was one of the original...

American Folklore: Vermont

Vermont was the first state to join the union that was not one of the original thirteen colonies. It has a history of human habitation going back thousands of years with Native American tribes, plus...

American Folklore: Utah

Utah came to the attention of European explorers late in the exploration game in North America. No European was interested in settling there until the 1800s because of its desert climate, though it...

American Folklore: Texas

Texas has a long and storied history of human habitation. Native American tribes of too many names to count, some long lost to history, have lived there, as have the Spanish, French, Mexicans, and...

American Folklore: Tennessee

Tennessee has had a long history of human habitation, going back at least 12,000 years. Most of that history is unknown, lost to the mists of time. However, plenty of its more recent history has been...

American Folklore: South Dakota

South Dakota is a large state with a small population. Being mostly rural, there are a lot of wide, open spaces there, as well as heavily forested ones. Its long history with Native Americans, and...

American Folklore: South Carolina

South Carolina is one of the original thirteen British colonies in North America. It was explored by the Spanish and French in the 1500’s, settled by the British in the 1600s, and was home to Native...

American Folklore: Oklahoma

Oklahoma has been inhabited by humans for millennia, since likely just after the last ice age. It was explored by the Spanish in 1541, claimed by the French in the 1700s, and became part of the...

American Folklore: Rhode Island

Rhode Island was an original British colony in North America, and the last colony to ratify the new US Constitution, making it the thirteenth official state. It may be the smallest state in size, but...

American Folklore: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the original thirteen British colonies in North America. It has been home to Native Americans, Quakers, the Amish, Mennonites, and Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers. Its...

American Folklore: Oregon

The Spanish, French, and British quarreled over this territory, before it became an American state. It has some intriguing folklore. Here are some of the highlights of it.

American Folklore: Ohio

Ohio has a deep history of human habitation, one of the longest documented ones via the archaeological record in North America. It has had a long time to develop some interesting folklore. From...

American Folklore: North Dakota

North Dakota has a history of human habitation going back thousands of years. Native American tribes made it their home, undisturbed by Europeans, until the early 1700s, and it was not heavily...

American Folklore: North Carolina

North Carolina has a long history of human habitation. In that time, it has racked up some impressive folklore tales associated with its people and landscape. Tales range from the creepy to the...

American Folklore: New York

New York has a long and interesting history going back thousands of years to Native American times. It has been a French fur trapping outpost, a Dutch colony, a British colony, and one of the...

American Folklore: New Mexico

New Mexico has a long and storied history, beginning with the Native Americans, then the Spanish explorers, then Mexico, then the United States. It has plenty of its own intriguing folklore to share...

American Folklore: New Jersey

New Jersey has a long history with Native Americans, Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers. It is also one of the original thirteen British American colonies, and home to some important and decisive...

American Folklore: New Hampshire

Like most places in North America, New Hampshire has a history of human habitation going back thousands of years. It is also one of the original thirteen English colonies, and much of it is still...

American Folklore: Nevada

Nevada has a long and intriguing history, having been inhabited by a number of different people over the millennia. As such, it has some fascinating folklore all its own. Here are some of the...

American Folklore: Nebraska

Nebraska is located on the Great Plains, and has a history of Native American habitation going back thousands of years. The French, Spanish, and English came in the late 17th and early 18th centuries...

American Folklore: Montana

Montana has a long history of human habitation. It was Native American territory for thousands of years, and thanks to its remote location, Europeans made contact with the Natives there only...

American Folklore: Missouri

Missouri has a long history of human habitation. It also has deep woods and mysterious rolling hills where just about anything can hide. Naturally, it has collected some unique folklore of its own...

American Folklore: Mississippi

Mississippi has some interesting folklore. From mermaid worshipping Native Americans to witches and ghosts of all kinds, the folklore ranges from creepy to touching, and from weird to sad. Here are...

American Folklore: Minnesota

Minnesota has lots of virgin forest, a long Native American history, and a history of European exploration going back at least four centuries (maybe more, as you will see). Not surprisingly, it has...

American Folklore: Michigan

Michigan has a long history of human habitation going back thousands of years. First belonging to Native Americans, then to the French, then to the English, it has a unique location along the Great...