The state nicknamed "The Granite State" is New Hampshire. The state gets this nickname from the extensive granite formations and quarries within its borders. Additional nicknames for the state include "Mother of Rivers," "White Mountain State" and "Switzerland of America."
The most famous of the granite formations, “Old Man in the Mountain,” featured five granite formations that formed into a shape that resembled a man's profile. This formation, located in Franconia Notch, collapsed on May 3, 2003, after standing for millions of years. The state gets its other nicknames from origination of the rivers of New England within the state, the White Mountain range and the mountain scenery that reminds visitors of Switzerland.