Remember that America is more than just the United States. North, Central, and South America are made up of a number of countries. When you mean the United States of America, use United States instead of just America. Be as specific as possible in your references to countries and their citizens, keeping the planet, rather than just the little piece of it that’s the United States, in mind.
No cap on central.
Includes the borough of State College and the surrounding townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton, with a total population of about 72,000.
high schools with state designations
for city and state with schools: Mamardneck (N.Y.) High School
Penn State University Park latitude and longitude
40°46′ N, 77°53′ W
Pennsylvania has sixty-seven counties. For county names and locations, see a state map.
When a state name is used in text with a town but no street address, it is spelled out.
The student was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania.
When a state name is used as part of a mailing address, use the two-letter post office abbreviation.
Send applications to 2237 E 23rd St/Amarillo TX 79103.
Do not use the two-letter post office abbreviations in lists, tables, notes, bibliographies, or indexes. For the correct abbreviations to use in these cases, see section 10.28 of the Chicago Manual.
Spell out when used as a noun; abbreviate when used as an adjective.
After their move, they spent a lot of time adjusting to the United States.
U.S. policy in Europe was the topic of discussion.
University Park campus
Penn State University Park is located in the borough of State College and surrounding townships. University Park is the name of the post office substation for use in mail addressed to the University Park campus, but is not, itself, a geographic location. Therefore, the University Park campus or things or events occurring there should not be described as located in University Park, Pennsylvania, because such a place does not exist. They should be described as being on the Penn State University Park campus.
use of comma with state names
Use a comma before and after a state name when it’s used with a town or city name in text.
We were passing through Herkimer, New York, when we discovered that the tire was going flat.