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Order and Dates of the States entry into the Union


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Of course, these days folks are as interested in this for quarter collecting as anything else. But it can be a handy reference. This list has the order and dates to which the states either ratified the Constitution, or were admitted to the United States.

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

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