Dates of Statehood

National (U.S.) Succession of States

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Order of Succession to the Union

From "The First State" (Delaware in 1787), to the last state to join the Union 172 years later (Hawaii in 1959), each state has an individual history, topography, and cultural heritage - each is a unique entity as well as part of the nation.

Date each of the 50 states succeeded to the United States of America (date and year inducted to the nation):

 

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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