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U.S. States at a glance:

Do you know the order that each state joined the Union? What is the state abbreviation? State capital? State nickname? What about the state bird, state flower, state animal, state song, state motto and state tree? What are the largest cities in each state? What famous people live/lived in each state? Click on the state link below to find more interesting information and state learning activities for kids!

- Click on the column heading "Order" to sort states chronologically.
- Click on the column heading "State" to sort States alphabetically.
- Click on the column heading "Abbrev." to sort by state 2 letter abbreviation.
- Click on the column heading "Capital" to sort by state capital.

Note: By clicking on the heading twice, you can reverse the sort order.

For a complete unit of study for a given state, click on the state's name.

Order- Date Joined State Unit of Study State Abbrev. State Capital
01 - 1787 Dec 07 Delaware DE Dover
02 - 1787 Dec 12 Pennsylvania PA Harrisburg
03 - 1787 Dec 18 New Jersey NJ Trenton
04 - 1788 Jan 02 Georgia GA Atlanta
05 - 1788 Jan 09 Connecticut CT Hartford
06 - 1788 Feb 06 Massachusetts MA Boston
07 - 1788 Apr 28 Maryland MD Annapolis
08 - 1788 May 23 South Carolina SC Columbia
09 - 1788 Jun 21 New Hampshire NH Concord
10 - 1788 Jun 25 Virginia VA Richmond
11 - 1788 Jul 25 New York NY Albany
12 - 1789 Nov 21 North Carolina NC Raleigh
13 - 1790 May 29 Rhode Island RI Providence
14 - 1791 Mar 04 Vermont VT Montpelier
15 - 1792 Jun 01 Kentucky KY Frankfort
16 - 1796 Jun 01 Tennessee TN Nashville
17 - 1803 Mar 01 Ohio OH Columbus
18 - 1812 Apr 30 Louisiana LA Baton Rouge
19 - 1816 Dec 11 Indiana IN Indianapolis
20 - 1817 Dec 10 Mississippi MS Jackson
21 - 1818 Dec 03 Illinois IL Springfield
22 - 1819 Dec 14 Alabama AL Montgomery
23 - 1820 Mar 15 Maine ME Augusta
24 - 1821 Aug 10 Missouri MO Jefferson City
25 - 1836 Jun 15 Arkansas AR Little Rock
26 - 1837 Jan 26 Michigan MI Lansing
27 - 1845 Mar 03 Florida FL Tallahassee
28 - 1845 Dec 29 Texas TX Austin
29 - 1846 Dec 28 Iowa IA Des Moine
30 - 1848 May 29 Wisconsin WI Madison
31 - 1850 Sep 09 California CA Sacramento
32 - 1858 May 11 Minnesota MN St. Paul
33 - 1859 Feb 14 Oregon OR Salem
34 - 1861 Jan 29 Kansas KS Topeka
35 - 1863 Jun 20 West Virginia WV Charleston
36 - 1864 Oct 31 Nevada NV Carson City
37 - 1867 Mar 01 Nebraska NE Lincoln
38 - 1876 Aug 01 Colorado CO Denver
39 - 1889 Nov 02 North Dakota ND Bismarck
40 - 1889 Nov 02 South Dakota SD Pierre
41 - 1889 Nov 08 Montana MT Helena
42 - 1889 Nov 11 Washington WA Olympia
43 - 1890 Jul 03 Idaho ID Boise
44 - 1890 Jul 10 Wyoming WY Cheyenne
45 - 1896 Jan 04 Utah UT Salt Lake City
46 - 1907 Nov 16 Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City
47 - 1912 Jan 06 New Mexico NM Santa Fe
48 - 1912 Feb 14 Arizona AZ Phoenix
49 - 1959 Jan 03 Alaska AK Juneau
50 - 1959 Aug 21 Hawaii HI Honolulu
 

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