Category - The State Capitals

The State Capitals: Wyoming

The capital of the state of Wyoming is the city of Cheyenne. This city was empty for a long time, except for a few small and dedicated Native American tribes. Its geography and climate made it seem...

The State Capitals: Wisconsin

Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin in the United States. It has a long history, and its European history begins in the early 1800s, and it has served as an important city in Wisconsin...

The State Capitals: West Virginia

Charleston is the capital of the state of West Virginia. It is known for its prolific production of natural resources like natural gas, salt, and coal. Because of this, it has always been a strategic...

The State Capitals: Washington

The city of Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington in the United States. With a Native American history in the area going back centuries, the Olympia area is in a highly desirable location...

The State Capitals: Virginia

The city of Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. It was the traditional home of the famous Powhatan Native American tribe that produced Pocahontas. It was also one of the earliest...

The State Capitals: Vermont

Montpelier is the capital of the state of Vermont. It was visited by European fur traders as early as four centuries ago. Those interactions indirectly wiped out most of the area's Native American...

The State Capitals: Utah

Salt Lake City is the capital of the state of Utah. It is situated in a dry, arid valley that had very few Native American inhabitants when LDS church members arrived there to settle the place. The...

The State Capitals: Texas

Austin is the capital of the US state of Texas. It has a long history of human habitation. It also has an interesting history as first a capital of Texas as an independent nation, and later, as a...

The State Capitals: Tennessee

Nashville is the capital city of the state of Tennessee. It has a long history of habitation by humans, going millennia back into prehistory. The Europeans came much later, but they turned Nashville...

The State Capitals: South Dakota

Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota. It started as a fur trading post, and gradually became a city as the western territories were opened up to American settlement. It is one of the...

The State Capitals: South Carolina

Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It is an old city, and one with much history attached to it. From early European exploration and settlement, to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and...

The State Capitals: Rhode Island

The city of Providence is the capital of the state of Rhode Island. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was created as a haven for religious dissenters from the Puritans of...

The State Capitals: Pennsylvania

Harrisburg is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania. Europeans first went to the area with the famous John Smith expedition of the early 1600s. The city has been an important one for various...

The State Capitals: Oregon

Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon. It has a history of human habitation going back hundreds of years. Europeans didn't show up there until fairly recently. When they did, Salem quickly...

The State Capitals: Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma. It was the home of Native American tribes and was originally set apart by the US government for Native Americans to live. The government opened...

The State Capitals: Ohio

Columbus is the capital of the state of Ohio in the United States. It has a long history of Native American habitation, most famously as the home of the Mound Builder culture. It was named after...

The State Capitals: North Dakota

Bismarck is the capital of the state of North Dakota. It has a long history of Native American habitation, but its European settlement is much more recent.

The State Capitals: North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina. Unlike most other capital cities, there was no city or town there previous to it becoming the state’s capital. The area was selected with the...

The State Capitals: New Mexico

Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the oldest state capital in the United States, having been established as the capital of the New Mexico Spanish colony in 1610. It also has a...

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...