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Knoxville named most patriotic city in the US

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By Ben Abramson, USA TODAY

Any American will tell you the United States is a patriotic country, but as we mark another Independence Day, can any city stake a claim to be the most patriotic? Foursquare, the popular app that enables mobile check-ins at venues across the nation, has applied an interesting formula to try to provide an answer.

According to Foursquare's analysis, the USA's most patriotic city is Knoxville, Tenn., followed by Oklahoma City and Raleigh, N.C. Foursquare bases the list on an analysis of activity from July 4, 2012, when they found that residents of these cities were most likely to check in at parks, parades and fireworks celebrations. Here's a look at the top ten:

1. Knoxville, Tenn.

2. Oklahoma City

3. Raleigh, N.C.

4. San Antonio, Texas

5. Houston

6. Sarasota, Fla.

7. Phoenix

8. Baltimore

9. Charlotte, N.C.

10. Kansas City, Mo.

Foursquare also compiled a list of historic sites with the most check-ins last July 4, with cities famous for their Independence Day celebrations well represented. Washington, D.C., dominates the slate, with the Washington Monument -- the epicenter of the city's all-day activities -- receiving the most check-ins across the country. Boston's Faneuil Hall comes in second, with Philadelphia's Independence Hall and New York's Statue of Liberty also hosting many revelers. Here's the top ten:

1. Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

2. Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

3. Lincoln Memorial, Washington

4. The White House, Washington

5. Independence Hall, Philadelphia

6. Statue of Liberty, New York City

7. Jefferson Memorial, Washington

8. Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia

9. Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

10. World War II Memorial, DC

Should you be celebrating the Fourth in one of those cities on Thursday, you may want to find a good spot to beat the heat and hoist a cold one. There's a Foursquare list for that too. These are the most popular bars for check-in activity in East Coast cities:

Boston

•Pour House Bar & Grill

•Sunset Grill & Tap

•The Lower Depths

•Bukowski Tavern

•Lucky's Lounge

New York

•Barcade

•The Sparrow Tavern

•The Pony Bar

•Idle Hands Bar

•Ace Bar

Philadelphia

•Time

•Knock Restaurant & Bar

•XIX

•North Third Restaurant

•Landmark Americana Tap & Grill

Washington

•Iron Horse Tap Room

•Town Hall

•Marvin

•The Queen Vic

•Stoney's Restaurant

Happy Independence Day!

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