This is a list of fictional U.S. states found in various works. Fictional states are not as common as fictional cities, counties, or countries; often, a work will invent a fictional city and simply not reveal its state. Occasionally, however, a fictional state is created to house fictional cities, towns, or counties. Typically, a work that features a fictional state will also reveal the names of several cities within that state.
Ames, the fictitious state in which are set many moot-court cases and examination problems at Harvard Law School.
Apodidraskiana, a slave state referenced in Thomas Love Peacock's novel Crotchet Castle. Dotandcarryonetown is located there, which is a haven for people who wish to disappear for one reason or another. The state's name appears to be derived from apodidraskinda (ἀποδιδρασκίνδα), a game similar to hide-and-seek described by the 2nd-century Greek writer Julius Pollux.
Euphoria, in the academic novels of David Lodge, based on California. It first appears in Changing Places, much of which is set in Euphoric State University in the city of Plotinus, itself based on Berkeley, California. Euphoria is located between "North California" and "South California".
Michisota, in the children's book "Avalanche Annie: A Not-So-Tall-Tale" by writer Lisa Wheeler. This fictional state is a cross between Michigan and Minnesota and has snowy weather, from what the book describes. In this fictional state, a mountain called Mount Himalachia is found.
Missitucky, in the 1947 Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, which follows one Finian McLonergan from Ireland in the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky, intent on burying a stolen pot of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief it will grow and multiply. The name is a portmanteau of Mississippi and Kentucky.
Moosylvania, from Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle television series. This state has been contested by the U.S. and Canada in two episodes of the series, "Moosylvania" and "Moosylvania Saved". The U.S. says it is a province of Canada, while Canada says it is a U.S. state. It is an island in the middle of western Lake Superior. Bullwinkle is governor of Moosylvania. The state's official sport is farkling. Jay Ward even tried to make the 51st state, which he called "Moosylvania", by claiming an island off the coast of the U.S. and Canada for himself and promoting it all over the country. When Ward and his publicist, Howard Brandy, arrived at the White House gate with a proposal and signed petition, the guards told them to leave due to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
New Delaware, mentioned in The Daily Show as a state that doesn't exist anymore—an example for Senate officials who «pick up the wrong state to change the rules with».
New Guernsey is a surrogate for New Jersey state and/or Jersey City in various fictional contexts, including the Batman comics, television series and films. Like the real New Jersey, the "State of New Guernsey" is named after one of the Channel Islands. (The similarly named "New Guernsey" in the Grand Theft Auto games series, however, is only a city, located in the state of Alderney; see below.)
New Temperance, in Gangsters 2. The state map had an eastern coastline and included several large islands, and was made up of a combination of urban and upstate areas. The architecture and in particular civic institutions like the police seemed largely based on Illinois—the most important fact about it, however, was simply that it was a dry state during prohibition.
North Montana. From the movie "Meet the Robinsons" which is the former country of Canada & takes place in the future.
North Yankton. From the video game Grand Theft Auto V. It is the birthplace of Michael De Santa (born Michael Townley).
Ochichornia, in the semi-biographic novels and stories of Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov. This name can be related to the popular Russian song "The Dark Eyes" ("Очи черные", "Ochi Chernie" in Russian). It has been suggested that Ochichornia is just another name for California.
Oconee, a fictional southern state tucked between Georgia and Tennessee, which appeared in Michael Bishop's satirical superhero/fantasy novel Count Geiger's Blues. The story is set in Oconee's largest city, Salonika, a Metropolis-like stand-in for Atlanta.
Statesota is the state in which Moralton is located in the Adult Swim series Moral Orel. Based on the overhead map viewable during the show's opening credits, Statesota is made up of much of western Missouri and eastern Kansas.
Toxoplassachusetts. The state occupied by the "toxoplasmodic hivemind", which constitutes 1/3 of the U.S. population, in John Hodgman's "That Is All".
Udana. Made up of Utah and Montana, a location on the itinerary of Humbert-Humbert, in Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita".
Unnamed State in novel and film Primary Colors, also referred to in sequel The Running Mate. Small state in the south, home to Governor Jack Stanton (D). Capital is Mammoth Falls and Stanton's own hometown is Grace Junction. Allegorical to Arkansas, with Jack Stanton representing Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton in Joe Klein'sroman à clef
Unnamed State in The Running Mate. Midwestern state and home state of Senator Charlie Martin (D). Des Pointe is the state capital, largest city and hometown of Senator Martin, but many other locations in the state are mentioned. Industrial centers are Port Sallesby and Singer Rapids. Stated to have 53 counties. Charlie Martin is partially based on Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, but Nebraska and several other Midwestern states are mentioned separately, leaving the identity of Martin's homestate unclear
Unnamed State in It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Western state and home state of dictatorial President Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip. Windrip's secretary and chief assistant Lee Sarason is described as having been, at the beginning of Windrip's rise, managing editor of the most widely circulated paper in this state's region.
Texarock: A prehistoric version of Texas (though the name "Texas" was also used interchangeably).
Arkanstone: A prehistoric version of Arkansas; the former home of various hillbilly ancestors of Fred Flintstone, as well as their rivals, the Hatrock family. Bears a (probably coincidental) similarity to the name of the Arkenstone.
West Elizabeth: a Northern state, based mostly on Colorado.
New Austin: a Southwestern state, portrayed as a rough combination of Texas and Nevada with areas resembling the Southeast and the Northeast, located on the Mexican border.
In Orson Scott Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker series, the United States exists as a much smaller nation, between the area of New England and the Crown Colonies which extend from roughly Virginia south to Georgia. The nation has a significantly higher Iroquois and Dutch influence than in the real world. Member states include:
Barry Shils' 1991 film Motorama contains a number of fictional states, which appear to be in the southwestern US. Three of these (Mercer, Bergen, and Essex) are counties in New Jersey. In order of appearance, they are:
Mercer(Nickname: The Frontier State)
South Lydon(Nickname: The Lonesome State)
Tristana(Nickname: The Green State)
Bergen(Nickname: The Long State)
Vetner (no nickname given)
Essex(Nickname: The Last State)
State Nº51. In the John Katzenbach's novel "Games of Wits", this state is ruled by a dictatorship system and built with territories of another states. This state is descripted with a square forme and includes territories of: