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 Date of Statehood List

The date when each state proudly took its place in the Union and achieved official statehood is listed in order from December the 7, 1787, to August 21, 1959. The original thirteen states were members from the date of the Declaration of Independence in July 4, 1776, but they are regarded as having been admitted or ratified on specific dates. Later states' admission dates were set by the Act of Admission or a resolution issued under the act. Ohio was an exception as its date of admission was determined through an Act of Congress in 1953.

The Confederate States of America seceded during the American Civil War but were readmitted between 1866 and 1870. Their date of statehood listed is the original one.

States  

Delaware
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Georgia
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maryland
South Carolina  
New Hampshire
Virginia
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Vermont
Kentucky
Tennessee
Ohio
Louisiana
Indiana
Mississippi
Illinois
Alabama
Maine
Missouri
Arkansas
Michigan
Florida
Texas
Iowa
Wisconsin
California
Minnesota
Oregon
Kansas
West Virginia
Nevada
Nebraska
Colorado
North Dakota
South Dakota
Montana
Washington
Idaho
Wyoming
Utah
Oklahoma
New Mexico
Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii

      Date of admission or ratification

December 7, 1787
December 12, 1787
December 18, 1787
January 2, 1788
January 9, 1788
February 6, 1788
April 28, 1788
May 23, 1788
June 21, 1788
June 25, 1788
July 26, 1788
November 21, 1789
May 29, 1790 ?
March 4, 1791
June 1, 1792
June 1, 1796
March 1, 1803
April 30, 1812
December 11, 1816
December 10, 1817
December 3, 1818
December 14, 1819
March 15, 1820
August 10, 1821
June 15, 1836
January 26, 1837
March 3, 1845
December 29, 1845
December 28, 1846
May 29, 1848
September 9, 1850
May 11, 1858
February 14, 1859
January 29, 1861
June 20, 1863
October 31, 1864
March 1, 1867
August 1, 1876
November 2, 1889
November 2, 1889
November 8, 1889
November 11, 1889
July 3, 1890
July 10, 1890
January 4, 1896
November 16, 1907
January 6, 1912
February 14, 1912
January 3, 1959
August 21, 1959

Date of admission with State blank

States  

 

      Date of admission or ratification

December 7, 1787
December 12, 1787
December 18, 1787
January 2, 1788
January 9, 1788
February 6, 1788
April 28, 1788
May 23, 1788
June 21, 1788
June 25, 1788
July 26, 1788
November 21, 1789
May 29, 1790 ?
March 4, 1791
June 1, 1792
June 1, 1796
March 1, 1803
April 30, 1812
December 11, 1816
December 10, 1817
December 3, 1818
December 14, 1819
March 15, 1820
August 10, 1821
June 15, 1836
January 26, 1837
March 3, 1845
December 29, 1845
December 28, 1846
May 29, 1848
September 9, 1850
May 11, 1858
February 14, 1859
January 29, 1861
June 20, 1863
October 31, 1864
March 1, 1867
August 1, 1876
November 2, 1889
November 2, 1889
November 8, 1889
November 11, 1889
July 3, 1890
July 10, 1890
January 4, 1896
November 16, 1907
January 6, 1912
February 14, 1912
January 3, 1959
August 21, 1959

 States with Statehood date blank

States  

Delaware
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Georgia
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maryland
South Carolina  
New Hampshire
Virginia
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Vermont
Kentucky
Tennessee
Ohio
Louisiana
Indiana
Mississippi
Illinois
Alabama
Maine
Missouri
Arkansas
Michigan
Florida
Texas
Iowa
Wisconsin
California
Minnesota
Oregon
Kansas
West Virginia
Nevada
Nebraska
Colorado
North Dakota
South Dakota
Montana
Washington
Idaho
Wyoming
Utah
Oklahoma
New Mexico
Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii

      Date of admission or ratification