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What is the state nickname for each state?

- Click on the column heading "Order" to sort states chronologically by date they joined the Union.
- Click on the column heading "State" to sort states alphabetically.
- Click on the column heading "Abbrev." to sort by state 2 letter postal code.
- Click on the column heading "Current State Nickname " to sort states by nickname.

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. Current State Nickname
01 - 1787 Dec 07 Delaware DE First State
02 - 1787 Dec 12 Pennsylvania PA Keystone State
03 - 1787 Dec 18 New Jersey NJ Garden State
04 - 1788 Jan 02 Georgia GA Peach State
05 - 1788 Jan 09 Connecticut CT Constitution State
06 - 1788 Feb 06 Massachusetts MA Bay State
07 - 1788 Apr 28 Maryland MD Old Line State
08 - 1788 May 23 South Carolina SC Palmetto State
09 - 1788 Jun 21 New Hampshire NH Granite State
10 - 1788 Jun 25 Virginia VA Old Dominion
11 - 1788 Jul 25 New York NY Empire State
12 - 1789 Nov 21 North Carolina NC Tar Heel State
13 - 1790 May 29 Rhode Island RI Little Rhody
14 - 1791 Mar 04 Vermont VT Green Mountain State
15 - 1792 Jun 01 Kentucky KY Blue Grass State
16 - 1796 Jun 01 Tennessee TN Volunteer State
17 - 1803 Mar 01 Ohio OH Buckeye State
18 - 1812 Apr 30 Louisiana LA Pelican State
19 - 1816 Dec 11 Indiana IN Hoosier State
20 - 1817 Dec 10 Mississippi MS Magnolia State
21 - 1818 Dec 03 Illinois IL Prairie State
22 - 1819 Dec 14 Alabama AL Heart of Dixie
23 - 1820 Mar 15 Maine ME Pine Tree State
24 - 1821 Aug 10 Missouri MO Show-Me State
25 - 1836 Jun 15 Arkansas AR Land of Opportunity
26 - 1837 Jan 26 Michigan MI Wolverine State
27 - 1845 Mar 03 Florida FL Sunshine State
28 - 1845 Dec 29 Texas TX Lone Star State
29 - 1846 Dec 28 Iowa IA Hawkeye State
30 - 1848 May 29 Wisconsin WI Badger State
31 - 1850 Sep 09 California CA Golden State
32 - 1858 May 11 Minnesota MN North Star State
33 - 1859 Feb 14 Oregon OR Beaver State
34 - 1861 Jan 29 Kansas KS Sunflower State
35 - 1863 Jun 20 West Virginia WV Mountain State
36 - 1864 Oct 31 Nevada NV Silver State
37 - 1867 Mar 01 Nebraska NE Cornhusker State
38 - 1876 Aug 01 Colorado CO Centennial State
39 - 1889 Nov 02 North Dakota ND Sioux State
40 - 1889 Nov 02 South Dakota SD Coyote State
41 - 1889 Nov 08 Montana MT Treasure State
42 - 1889 Nov 11 Washington WA Evergreen State
43 - 1890 Jul 03 Idaho ID Gem State
44 - 1890 Jul 10 Wyoming WY Equality State
45 - 1896 Jan 04 Utah UT Beehive State
46 - 1907 Nov 16 Oklahoma OK Sooner State
47 - 1912 Jan 06 New Mexico NM Land of Enchantment
48 - 1912 Feb 14 Arizona AZ Grand Canyon State
49 - 1959 Jan 03 Alaska AK Land of the Midnight Sun
50 - 1959 Aug 21 Hawaii HI Aloha State
 

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