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The locations in the post-nuclear United States of America form the backdrop in which the events of the Fallout series occur.

Communities[edit | edit source]

See also: Communities, Roadway

Following the war, the entirety of the former country became without distinction, hereafter referred to as the wasteland. When lands across the country became less irradiated and more habitable, survivors reestablished communities, with the regional names of the past found on signage remnants along long-abandoned roadways.

Thirteen commonwealths of the United States were created in 1969, as a new level of governance.[1] States and commonwealths were both used to describe regions and governmental entities before and after the Great War. The name of two Commonwealths are known. This includes the Southwest Commonwealth, named on a sign in the former state of Nevada.[2] and Great Midwest Commonwealth, seen on a license plate.[3]

Vaults[edit | edit source]

Main article: List of vaults

The vaults are a series of survival shelters designed by Vault-Tec Corporation on contract with the U.S. government to protect a selected portion of the United States population from a nuclear holocaust. The government commissioned 122 vaults as part of Project Safehouse, seen throughout the continental United States.

Real world named equivalents[edit | edit source]

Some locations that appear across the games are either based on real world locations or have equivalent names, organized by former state below.

Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia
Name Real world location
Adams Air Force Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Maryland
Andale Annandale, Virginia
Antietam Antietam Creek, Maryland
Bethesda ruins Bethesda, Maryland
The Citadel The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Fairfax ruins Fairfax, Virginia
Little Lamplight Luray Caverns, Virginia
Metro Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations
Montgomery County Reservoir Triadelphia Reservoir in Montgomery County, Maryland
Norfolk Norfolk, Virginia
Old Olney Olney, Maryland
Point Lookout Point Lookout State Park, Maryland
Raven Rock Raven Rock Mountain Complex, Maryland
Rockville Rockville, Maryland
Roosevelt Academy Theodore Roosevelt High School, Washington, D.C.
Springfield Springfield, Virginia
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
Washington Monument Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
Ohio and Kentucky
Name Real world location
Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio
Gallipolis Gallipolis, Ohio
Hodgenville Hodgenville, Kentucky
Ohio River Ohio River
Silver Bridge Silver Bridge
Pennsylvania and New York
Name Real world location
Flatbush Flatbush, Brooklyn
Monroeville Monroeville, Pennsylvania
New York City New York City, New York
Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Pitt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Name Real world location
Appalachia Appalachian region
Beckley Beckley, West Virginia
Berkeley Springs Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Camden Park Camden Park, Huntington, West Virginia
Charleston Charleston, West Virginia
Clarksburg Clarksburg, West Virginia
Cranberry Bog Cranberry Glades, West Virginia
Dolly Sods wilderness Dolly Sods Wilderness in eastern West Virginia
Friendly Friendly, West Virginia
Giant Teapot Chester teapot in Chester, West Virginia
Grafton Grafton, West Virginia
Grafton Dam Tygart Dam
Hillfolk Hotdogs Hillbilly Hotdogs in Huntington, West Virginia
Monongah Monongah, West Virginia
Morgantown Morgantown, West Virginia
Seneca Rocks Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Spruce Knob Lake Spruce Knob Lake
Summersville Summersville, West Virginia
Sutton Sutton, West Virginia
Top of the World Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, West Virginia
Thunder Mountain power plant Mount Storm Power Station near Bismarck, West Virginia
Tyler County dirt track Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia
Tyler County fairgrounds Tyler County fairgrounds in Middlebourne, West Virginia
Uncanny Caverns Lost World Caverns in Lewisburg, West Virginia
Vault-Tec University West Virginia University
Watoga Watoga, West Virginia
Welch Welch, West Virginia
Whitespring Resort The Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah[edit | edit source]

Illinois[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts[edit | edit source]

Alaska[edit | edit source]

Kansas and Missouri[edit | edit source]

Georgia, North and South Carolina[edit | edit source]

Nevada[edit | edit source]

California[edit | edit source]

Texas[edit | edit source]

International[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition pp. 471-472: "[14.01] Massachusetts State House
    The “new” statehouse was completed in 1798 to house the government of Massachusetts State. The land selected was originally John Hancock’s cow pastures. The first dome was constructed of wooden shingles and covered in copper smelted by Paul Revere. The state government used this building continued until the formation of the Thirteen Commonwealths in 1969."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
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