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Alabama
Dec. 14, 1819 (22nd) - Territory by Act of March 3, 1817, effective Aug. 15, 1817.
Alaska
Jan. 3, 1959 (49th) - A district from Oct. 18, 1867, until it became an organized territory Aug. 24, 1912.
Arizona
Feb. 14, 1912 (48th) - This region was sometimes called Arizona before 1863, although it was still in the Territory of New Mexico.
Arkansas
June 15, 1836 (25th) - The territory was larger than the state. After statehood the leftover area to the west had post offices that continued for some years to use an Arkansas abbreviation in the postmarks, although they were really in the \"Indian Country.\"
California
Sept. 9, 1850 (31st) - Ceded by Mexico by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, concluded Feb. 2, 1848, and proclaimed July 4, 1848. From then until statehood, California had a military government until Dec. 20, 1849, and then a local civil government. It never had a territorial form of government.
Colorado
Aug. 1, 1876 (38th)
Connecticut
Jan. 9, 1788 (5th) - The fifth of the original 13 colonies.
Delaware
Dec. 7, 1787 (1st) - The first of the original 13 colonies.
Florida
March 3, 1845 (27th)
Georgia
Jan. 2, 1788 (4th) - The fourth of the original 13 colonies
Hawaii
Aug. 21, 1959 (50th) - The territorial date Aug. 12, 1898 is that of the formal transfer to the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as first Governor.
Idaho
July 3, 1890 (43rd)
Illinois
Dec. 3, 1818 (21st)
Indiana
Dec. 11, 1816 (19th) - There was a residue of Indiana Territory that continued to exist under that name until Dec. 3, 1818, when it was attached to Michigan Territory.
Iowa
Dec. 28, 1846 (29th)
Kansas
Jan. 29, 1861 (34th)
Kentucky
June 1, 1792 (15th) - Never a territory, it was part of Virginia until statehood.
Louisiana
April 30, 1812 (18th) - With certain boundary changes, had been the Territory of Orleans.
Maine
March 15, 1820 (23rd) - What is now the state of Maine was, before statehood, called the District of Maine and belonged to Massachusetts.
Maryland
April 28, 1788 (7th) - The seventh of the original 13 colonies.
Massachusetts
Feb. 6, 1788 (6th) - The sixth of the original 13 colonies.
Michigan
Jan. 26, 1837 (26th)
Minnesota
May 11, 1858 (32nd)
Mississippi
Dec. 10, 1817 (20th) - Territory by Act of April 7, 1798, effective May 7, 1798.
Missouri
Aug. 10, 1821 (24th) - The state was much smaller than the territory. The area to the west and northwest of the state, which had been in the territory, was commonly known as the \"Missouri Country\" until May 30, 1854, and certain of the post offices in this area show a Missouri abbreviation in the postmark.
Montana
Nov. 8, 1889 (41st)
Nebraska
March 1, 1867 (37th)
Nevada
Oct. 31, 1864 (36th)
New Hampshire
June 21, 1788 (9th) - The ninth of the original 13 colonies.
New Jersey
Dec. 18, 1787 (3rd) - The third of the original 13 colonies.
New Mexico
Jan. 6, 1912 (47th)
New York
July 26, 1788 (11th) - The 11th of the original 13 colonies.
North Carolina
Nov. 21, 1789 (12th) - The 12th of the original 13 colonies.
North Dakota
Nov. 2, 1889 (39th or 40th) - Was part of Dakota Territory before statehood. Admitted on same day as South Dakota.
Ohio
March 1, 1803 (17th) - Was part of the Northwest Territory until statehood.
Oklahoma
Nov. 16, 1907 (46th) - The state was formed from Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory.
Oregon
Feb. 14, 1859 (33rd)
Pennsylvania
Dec. 12, 1787 (2nd) - The second of the original 13 colonies.
Rhode Island
May 29, 1790 (13th) - The 13th of the original 13 colonies.
South Carolina
May 23, 1788 (8th) - The eighth of the original 13 colonies.
South Dakota
Nov. 2, 1889 (39th or 40th) - Was part of Dakota Territory before statehood. Admitted on same day as North Dakota.
Tennessee
June 1, 1796 (16th) - Was Southwest Territory before statehood.
Texas
Dec. 29, 1845 (28th) - Was an independent republic before statehood.
Utah
Jan. 4, 1896 (45th)
Vermont
March 4, 1791 (14th) - Until statehood, had been a region claimed by both New York and New Hampshire.
Virginia
June 25, 1788 (10th) - The 10th of the original 13 colonies.
Washington
Nov. 11, 1889 (42nd)
West Virginia
June 20, 1863 (35th) - Was part of Virginia until statehood.
Wisconsin
May 29, 1848 (30th) - The state is smaller than the territory and the leftover area continued to be called the Territory of Wisconsin until March 3, 1849.
Wyoming
July 10, 1890 [44th]
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