Dates of Statehood

National (U.S.) Succession of States

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Map of the USA with state flags

Map of the USA with state flags; image by WonderWhy on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Order of Succession to the Union

Date each of the 50 states succeeded to the United States of America:


1 Delaware 07-DEC 1787
2 Pennsylvania 12-DEC 1787
3 New Jersey 18-DEC 1787
4 Georgia 02-JAN 1788
5 Connecticut 09-JAN 1788
6 Massachusetts 06-FEB 1788
7 Maryland 28-APR 1788
8 South Carolina 23-MAY 1788
9 New Hampshire 21-JUN 1788
10 Virginia 25-JUL 1788
11 New York 26-JUL 1788
12 North Carolina 21-NOV 1789
13 Rhode Island 29-NOV 1790
14 Vermont 04-MAR 1791
15 Kentucky 01-JUN 1792
16 Tennessee 01-JUN 1796
17 Ohio 19-FEB 1803
18 Louisiana 30-APR 1812
19 Indiana 11-DEC 1816
20 Mississippi 10-DEC 1817
21 Illinois 03-DEC 1818
22 Alabama 14-DEC 1819
23 Maine 15-MAR 1820
24 Missouri 10-AUG 1821
25 Arkansas 15-JUN 1836
26 Michigan 26-JAN 1837
27 Florida 03-MAR 1845
28 Texas 29-DEC 1845
29 Iowa 28-DEC 1846
30 Wisconsin 29-MAY 1848
31 California 09-SEP 1850
32 Minnesota 11-MAY 1858
33 Oregon 14-FEB 1859
34 Kansas 29-JAN 1861
35 West Virginia 20-JUN 1863
36 Nevada 31-OCT 1864
37 Nebraska 01-MAR 1867
38 Colorado 01-AUG 1876
39 North Dakota 02-NOV 1889
40 South Dakota 02-NOV 1889
41 Montana 08-NOV 1889
42 Washington 11-NOV 1889
43 Idaho 03-JUL 1890
44 Wyoming 10-JUL 1890
45 Utah 04-JAN 1896
46 Oklahoma 16-NOV 1907
47 New Mexico 06-JAN 1912
48 Arizona 14-FEB 1912
49 Alaska 03-JAN 1959
50 Hawaii 21-AUG 1959

 

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