Best best ballads that refer to a US State

Recently, there was a long discussion focused on the business merits of one US state.  It got me thinking about getting back to music and the ballads that refer to so many great places in the US.  So do you have a list (top 3-5) of favorite ballads that refer to a US state?

My list:
1) California Dreaming,  Mamas & Papas
2) Take Me Home Country Road (Almost heaven, West Virginia), John Denver
3) Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
4) Please come to Boston (man from Tennessee), Dave Loggins
5) Colder Weather (Colorado), Zak Brown Band
Sweet Home Alabama is a "ballad" ???

Hmm... learn something new every day. 

In that case, my vote is "Montana" by F. Zappa...  

Here are a few from Carmen Gomes Inc' s Masterpiece;

  1. Tunica; the town where Robert's wife and infant child dies during childbirth

  2.          Hellhound On My Trail; ‘“blues fallin' down like hail, and the days keeps on worryin' me, there's a hellhound on my trail.”

  3. Rosedale, the town where RJ was en route to Tunica when she died.

  4.           Up Jumped the Devil;  “the blues fell mama's child, tore me all upside down.”

  5. Dark Corner Cemetery, where his wife and infant child got buried.

  6.                 Come On In My Kitchen;  “it's goin' to be rainin' outdoors.”

  7. Penton, the town where they got married

  8.                         When You Got A Good Friend;  “that will stay right by your side, give her all of your spare time, love and treat her right.”

  9. Robinsonville, the location of the juke Joint where Son House, who had a big influence on Robert, played.

  10.                  Ease The Pain; “love is best left alone.”

  11. Hazlehurst where R.J. went to look for his father but instead found the mysterious virtuoso guitarist Robert Zimmerman who learned R.J. to really play.

  12.           Love in Vain ; “I felt so lonesome and I could not help but cry.”

  13.  Clarksdale 61/49, the train leaves the station and later at the crossroads Robert sells his soul to the Devil, in order to gain complete mastery.

  14.              Stop Breaking Down;  “The stuff I got'll bust your brains out, it'll make you lose your mind.”

  15.  Martinsville, Robert falls in love again but the girlfriend, despite being pregnant, does not want to live with him, he goes back on the road. Never to settle anywhere again.

Glen Campbell- By The Time I Get to Phoenix.

Tom Jones - Green Green Grass of Home

Eagles - Take it Easy

Linda Ronstadt - Adios. Look this ballad up if you aren’t familiar with it.  Linda was at her peak vocally(which she stayed at for a long time)

Ran away from home when I was seventeen 

To be with you, on the California coast…