Category - The State Capitals

The State Capitals: New Jersey

Trenton is the capital of the state of New Jersey. It has a history of human habitation going back thousands of years with the Lenape Native American tribe. European Quakers eventually settled it...

The State Capitals: New Hampshire

Concord is the capital of the state of New Hampshire. It is an old city in one of the original thirteen American colonies. As such, it has a long Native American history associated with it, as well...

The State Capitals: Nevada

Carson City is the state capital of Nevada. It started out as a ranch that was a stopover and trading post for people going to California. With the discovery of silver in the area, the ranch became a...

The State Capitals: Nebraska

Lincoln is the capital of the state of Nebraska. It has a long and interesting history, beginning with the Native American habitation of the area. Salt marshes brought European settlers to Lincoln...

The State Capitals: Montana

Helena is the capital of the state of Montana and is the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. It is a small state capital, one of the smallest in the nation, but also one of the most impressive...

The State Capitals: Missouri

Jefferson City is the capital of the state of Missouri. It was once the home of an elusive ancient Native American people called the Mound Builders. Lewis and Clark went through there on their famous...

The State Capitals: Mississippi

Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi. It was an important part of the Choctaw Native American nation in pre-colonial times. Even after ceding it to the United States in the early 1800s...

The State Capitals: Minnesota

Saint Paul (usually spelled St Paul) is the state capital of Minnesota. It has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. European settlement had humble beginnings in the area, but the city...

The State Capitals: Michigan

Lansing is the state capital of Michigan. It started as what was considered an insignificant settlement in the backwoods of Michigan, and almost unbelievably became its state capital in a slick move...

The State Capitals: Massachusetts

Boston is the state capital of Massachusetts, and is also one of the oldest state capitals in the country. Founded in 1630, it played an important role in most events in American history, especially...

The State Capital: Maryland

Annapolis is the state capital of the state of Maryland. It has an interesting and important place in American history, including being the first peacetime capital of the country. Here is what you...

The State Capitals: Maine

Augusta is the capital city of the state of Maine. It has a long and interesting history going back thousands of years. It continues to be a dynamic and important city today. Here is what you need to...

The State Capitals: Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It has a long history of human habitation, as well as a rich and multi-layered history of European and African settlement. This makes it unique among the...

The State Capitals: Kentucky

Frankfort is the capital of the state of Kentucky. While it is not the best known of the state capitals, it is just as important as the others, and plays a large role in the state and national...

The State Capitals: Kansas

Topeka is the capital city of the state of Kansas. It has a history of human habitation that goes back thousands of years at least, and possibly more. Here is the story of Topeka, from its earliest...

The State Capitals: Iowa

Des Moines is the capital of the state of Iowa. It has a long history of habitation by Native Americans going back thousands of years, and there are clear and numerous archaeological sites that the...

The State Capitals: Indiana

Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana. It was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before the first European settlers showed up, and became part of the United States when the...

The State Capitals: Illinois

The city of Springfield, Illinois is the capital city of that state. It was not the first capital, but the third. Yet, it came to be the most important city in the state, besides Chicago. Here is the...

State Capitals: Idaho

Boise is the capital of Idaho. While its Native American population has lived there for thousands of years, its origins and history are murky. French fur trappers were there early on in European...

The State Capitals: Hawaii

Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, and is a beautiful city to behold. Originally inhabited by emigrants from other Polynesian islands, Hawaii was once home to various tribes and kingdoms. They all...

The State Capitals: Georgia

The capital of the state of Georgia is Atlanta. It is a large city today, with a current population of almost half a million. This makes it the thirty-seventh most populous state in the nation, and...

The State Capitals: Florida

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida, and it has a rich and interesting history. As a Native American settlement for thousands of years, it eventually became part of a Spanish colony, and then...

The State Capitals: Delaware

Dover is the capital of the state of Delaware, as well as a major economic point for the state. With a long history of European settlement and a strong connection to the American Revolution, it is...

The State Capitals: Connecticut

Hartford is the state capital of Connecticut. As the oldest city in the state, it earned that status by default. No one ever truly questioned that Hartford should be the capitol of the area. The city...

The State Capitals: Colorado

Denver is the capital of the state of Colorado, and it is a prosperous, popular, and intriguing place. From humble beginnings as a gold mining camp, the city quickly became the dominant economic...

The State Capitals: California

Sacramento is the state capital of California. With a history of human habitation going back thousands of years with Native Americans, its European habitation is relatively recent. Here is the story...

The State Capitals: Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It has a long history of human habitation, as well as a rich and varied history of European exploration and settlement. Here is the story of how Little Rock...

The State Capitals: Arizona

Phoenix is the capital of Arizona. How did it get to be such a distinguished city? From a seasonal residence for Native hunter/gatherers to a permanent home for farming Natives, Phoenix was not...

The State Capitals: Alaska

Alaska is a harsh, inhospitable land to those who are unfamiliar with it, and it is for this reason that it took Europeans so long to even explore it, much less colonize it. As with many things among...

The State Capitals: Alabama

Are you curious about how state capitals got their beginnings? Most have fascinating origin stories. Take Montgomery, Alabama, for example. With a history going back thousands of years, but only...