Massachusetts Nick Name
The Bay State
The nickname of Massachusetts is "The Bay State".

This nickname refers to the Cape Cod Bay where early settlements were made and in reference to the Massachusetts Bay Company given a royal charter in 1629 to promote settlement of the new land "from sea to shining sea." The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company was the foundation of a government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Other nicknames of Massachusetts:

  • The Old Colony State
  • The Pilgrim State
  • The Puritan State
  • The Baked Bean State
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