List of capitals in the United States

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This is a list of capital cities of the United States, including places that serve or have served as federal, state, insular area, territorial, colonial, and Native American capitals.wikipedia
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Albany, New York

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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.

New York City

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The City of New York was occupied by British troops from 1776 to 1783.
New York was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, and has been the largest US city since 1790.

New York (state)

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The Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee, which means "People of the Longhouse," was an alliance between the Five and later Six-Nations of Iroquoian language and culture of upstate New York.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.

Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people.

Congress Hall

During Congress Hall's duration as the capitol of the United States, the country admitted three new states, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee; ratified the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution; and oversaw the 2nd Presidential inaugurations of both George Washington (his second) and John Adams.

York, Pennsylvania

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York styles itself the first Capital of the United States, although historians generally consider it to be the fourth capital, after Philadelphia, Baltimore and (for one day) Lancaster.

Springfield, Illinois

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Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County.


Indianapolis, IndianaIndianapolis, INIndianapolis, United States
Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.

Georgia (U.S. state)

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New Echota, now near Calhoun, Georgia was founded in 1825, realizing the dream and plans of Cherokee Chief Major Ridge.
Atlanta, a "beta" global city, is both the state's capital and largest city.


Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore, MDBaltimore City
The Second Continental Congress met in the Henry Fite House from December 1776 to February 1777, effectively making the city the capital of the United States during this period.


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The state's capital, most populous city, and largest metropolitan area fully located within the state is Des Moines.

Burning of Washington

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President James Madison fled to the home of Caleb Bentley in Brookeville, Maryland following the burning of Washington on August 24–25, 1814.
The Burning of Washington marks the only time since the American Revolutionary War that a foreign power has captured and occupied the United States capital.

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Augusta, Maine

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The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-least populous state capital in the United States after Montpelier, Vermont, and Pierre, South Dakota, and the ninth-most populous city in Maine.


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Due to the city's superior rail transportation network, the state capital was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta in 1868.


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Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the oldest capital city, having become capital in 1610 and interrupted only by the aforementioned Pueblo Revolt.
The city of Santa Fe (meaning "holy faith" in Spanish) was founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, making it the oldest state capital in the United States.

Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio.

Helena, Montana

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At the 2010 census Helena's population was 28,190, making it the fifth least populous state capital in the United States and the sixth most populous city in Montana.

Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 133,451 as of 2018.

Austin, Texas

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It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most-populous city in Texas, and the second-most-populous state capital city (after Phoenix, Arizona).


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The current capital of the State of Vermont is Montpelier.
The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States.


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Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso.

Henry Fite House

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Thus, Baltimore became the nation's capital for a two-month period.