List of state capitols in the United States

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This is a list of U.S. state capitol buildings in the United States and is not to be confused with a list of state capitals, which are the cities where these buildings are located.

Most U.S. states (39 of the 50) have facilities named "State Capitol". Indiana and Ohio use the term "Statehouse" and eight states use "State House": Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont. Delaware has a "Legislative Hall". The State of Alabama has a State Capitol, but the Legislature has since 1985 met in the State House.

A capitol typically contains the meeting place for its state's legislature and offices for the state's governor, though this is not true for every state. The legislatures of Alabama, Nevada and North Carolina meet in other nearby buildings, but their governor's offices remain in the capitol. The Arizona State Capitol is now strictly a museum, and both the legislature and the governor's office are in nearby buildings. Only Arizona does not have its governor's office in the state capitol, though in Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, Vermont and Virginia,[1] the office there is for ceremonial use only.

In 9 states, the state's highest court also routinely meets in the capitol: Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma (both civil and criminal courts), Pennsylvania (one of three sites), South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The other 40 states have separate buildings for their supreme courts, though in Minnesota and Utah the high court also has ceremonial meetings at the capitol.

Eleven state capitols do not feature a dome: the Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia state capitols.[2]

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PictureCapitol nameLocationYears of current capitol constructionNotes
Alabama State Capitol front Apr2009.jpgAlabama State CapitolMontgomery
32°22′38.81″N 86°18′3.39″W / 32.3774472°N 86.3009417°W / 32.3774472; -86.3009417 (Alabama State Capitol)
1850–1851
1885 (East wing)
1903–1906 (South wing)
1911–1912 (North wing)
National Historic Landmark
Alaska State Capitol Building.jpgAlaska State CapitolJuneau
58°18′7.91″N 134°24′37.68″W / 58.3021972°N 134.4104667°W / 58.3021972; -134.4104667 (Alaska State Capitol)
1929–1931
AZ State Capitol Building 80635.JPGArizona State CapitolPhoenix
33°26′53.15″N 112°5′49.54″W / 33.4480972°N 112.0970944°W / 33.4480972; -112.0970944 (Arizona State Capitol)
1899–1900National Register of Historic Places, no longer hosts government meetings
ArkansasCapitol - 31409(60).JPGArkansas State CapitolLittle Rock
34°44′48.33″N 92°17′19.54″W / 34.7467583°N 92.2887611°W / 34.7467583; -92.2887611 (Arkansas State Capitol)
1899–1915National Register of Historic Places
Sacramento Capitol.jpgCalifornia State CapitolSacramento
38°34′35.66″N 121°29′36.28″W / 38.5765722°N 121.4934111°W / 38.5765722; -121.4934111 (California State Capitol)
1860–1874National Register of Historic Places
Coloradocapitolhill2.JPGColorado State CapitolDenver
39°44′20.74″N 104°59′5.63″W / 39.7390944°N 104.9848972°W / 39.7390944; -104.9848972 (Colorado State Capitol)
1886–1907National Register of Historic Places
Exactly one mile above sea level
Connecticut State Capitol, February 24, 2008.jpgConnecticut State CapitolHartford
41°45′50.89″N 72°40′58″W / 41.7641361°N 72.68278°W / 41.7641361; -72.68278 (Connecticut State Capitol)
1872–1879National Historic Landmark
Delaware State Capitol.jpgDelaware Legislative HallDover
39°9′26.3″N 75°31′11″W / 39.157306°N 75.51972°W / 39.157306; -75.51972 (Delaware State Capitol)
1933
1965-1970 (north and south wings)
1994 (expansion of east wings)
The Old Statehouse, used from 1792 to 1932, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tallahassee Old and New Capitols 2.jpgFlorida State CapitolTallahassee
30°26′17.2″N 84°16′53.76″W / 30.438111°N 84.2816000°W / 30.438111; -84.2816000 (Florida State Capitol)
1973–1977Newest state capitol
Second largest state capitol
Georgia-state-capitol.jpgGeorgia State CapitolAtlanta
33°44′57.38″N 84°23′17.74″W / 33.7492722°N 84.3882611°W / 33.7492722; -84.3882611 (Georgia State Capitol)
1883–1889National Historic Landmark
Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu.jpgHawaii State CapitolHonolulu
21°18′26.43″N 157°51′26.16″W / 21.3073417°N 157.8572667°W / 21.3073417; -157.8572667 (Hawaii State Capitol)
1960–1969Part of the Hawaii Capital Historic District (NRHP)
Second newest state capitol
Boise-State-Capitol0601.jpgIdaho State CapitolBoise
43°37′3.71″N 116°11′58.61″W / 43.6176972°N 116.1996139°W / 43.6176972; -116.1996139 (Idaho State Capitol)
1905–1913
1919–1920 (wings)
2008–2010 (underground wings)
National Register of Historic Places
Illinois State Capitol pano.jpgIllinois State CapitolSpringfield
39°47′54.66″N 89°39′17.6″W / 39.7985167°N 89.654889°W / 39.7985167; -89.654889 (Illinois State Capitol)
1884–1887 (construction)National Register of Historic Places
StateCapitolIndiana.jpgIndiana StatehouseIndianapolis
39°46′7″N 86°9′45″W / 39.76861°N 86.16250°W / 39.76861; -86.16250 (Indiana Statehouse)
1877–1888[3]National Register of Historic Places
Des Moines 20090110 State Capitol.JPGIowa State CapitolDes Moines
41°35′28.24″N 93°36′13.93″W / 41.5911778°N 93.6038694°W / 41.5911778; -93.6038694 (Iowa State Capitol)
1871–1886National Register of Historic Places
Topeka Capitol.jpgKansas State CapitolTopeka
39°2′52.83″N 95°40′41.36″W / 39.0480083°N 95.6781556°W / 39.0480083; -95.6781556 (Kansas State Capitol)
1866–1873 (east wing)
1879–1881 (west wing)
1884–1906 (center)
National Register of Historic Places
Kentucky State Capitol Front.jpgKentucky State CapitolFrankfort
38°11′12.4″N 84°52′31.2″W / 38.186778°N 84.875333°W / 38.186778; -84.875333 (Kentucky State Capitol)
1905–1910National Register of Historic Places
Louisiana State Capitol Building.jpgLouisiana State CapitolBaton Rouge
30°27′25.46″N 91°11′14.66″W / 30.4570722°N 91.1874056°W / 30.4570722; -91.1874056 (Louisiana State Capitol)
1930–1932National Historic Landmark
Tallest state capitol
MaineStateHouse1.JPGMaine State HouseAugusta
44°18′26.05″N 69°46′54.04″W / 44.3072361°N 69.7816778°W / 44.3072361; -69.7816778 (Maine State House)
1828–1832
1889–1891 (wing)
1909–1911 (wings)
National Register of Historic Places
1Maryland State Capitol Bldg..JPGMaryland State HouseAnnapolis
38°58′43″N 76°29′28″W / 38.97861°N 76.49111°W / 38.97861; -76.49111 (Maryland State House)
1772–1797[4]National Historic Landmark
Oldest active state capitol
Mass statehouse eb1.jpgMassachusetts State HouseBoston
42°21′27.75″N 71°3′48.83″W / 42.3577083°N 71.0635639°W / 42.3577083; -71.0635639 (Massachusetts State House)
1795–1798National Historic Landmark
Fourth oldest active state capitol
Michigan state capitol.jpgMichigan State CapitolLansing
42°44′1.42″N 84°33′20.12″W / 42.7337278°N 84.5555889°W / 42.7337278; -84.5555889 (Michigan State Capitol)
1871–1878National Historic Landmark
MinnesotaCapitol.JPGMinnesota State CapitolSaint Paul
44°57′18.53″N 93°6′8.05″W / 44.9551472°N 93.1022361°W / 44.9551472; -93.1022361 (Minnesota State Capitol)
1893–1905National Register of Historic Places
Mississippi New State Capitol Building in Jackson.jpgMississippi State CapitolJackson
32°18′14″N 90°10′56″W / 32.30389°N 90.18222°W / 32.30389; -90.18222 (Mississippi State Capitol)
1901–1903National Register of Historic Places
MissouriCapitol.jpgMissouri State CapitolJefferson City
38°34′44.83″N 92°10′22.77″W / 38.5791194°N 92.1729917°W / 38.5791194; -92.1729917 (Missouri State Capitol)
1911–1917National Register of Historic Places
MontanaStateCapitol2008.jpgMontana State CapitolHelena
46°35′8.52″N 112°1′6.24″W / 46.5857000°N 112.0184000°W / 46.5857000; -112.0184000 (Montana State Capitol)
1896–1902
1909–1912 (wings)
National Register of Historic Places
Nebraska State Capitol at night.jpgNebraska State CapitolLincoln
40°48′29.12″N 96°41′58.51″W / 40.8080889°N 96.6995861°W / 40.8080889; -96.6995861 (Nebraska State Capitol)
1919–1932National Historic Landmark
Second tallest state capitol
Carson city nevada capitol.jpgNevada State CapitolCarson City
39°9′50.67″N 119°45′58.65″W / 39.1640750°N 119.7662917°W / 39.1640750; -119.7662917 (Nevada State Capitol)
1869–1871National Register of Historic Places
Concord New Hampshire state house 20041229.jpgNew Hampshire State HouseConcord
43°12′24.29″N 71°32′17.26″W / 43.2067472°N 71.5381278°W / 43.2067472; -71.5381278 (New Hampshire State House)
1815–1818
New Jersey State House.jpgNew Jersey State HouseTrenton
40°13′13.57″N 74°46′11.65″W / 40.2204361°N 74.7699028°W / 40.2204361; -74.7699028 (New Jersey State House)
1792Second oldest active state capitol
NewMexicoCapitolSantaFe.jpgNew Mexico State CapitolSanta Fe
35°40′56.21″N 105°56′22.77″W / 35.6822806°N 105.9396583°W / 35.6822806; -105.9396583 (New Mexico State Capitol)
1964–1966Highest and only round state capitol
Third newest state capitol in oldest capital city
NYSCapitolWestSide.jpgNew York State CapitolAlbany
42°39′9.19″N 73°45′26.36″W / 42.6525528°N 73.7573222°W / 42.6525528; -73.7573222 (New York State Capitol)
1867–1899National Historic Landmark
North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh.jpgNorth Carolina State CapitolRaleigh
35°46′49″N 78°38′21″W / 35.78028°N 78.63917°W / 35.78028; -78.63917 (North Carolina State Capitol)
1840National Historic Landmark
2009-0521-ND-StateCapitol.jpgNorth Dakota State CapitolBismarck
46°49′14.93″N 100°46′57.87″W / 46.8208139°N 100.7827417°W / 46.8208139; -100.7827417 (North Dakota State Capitol)
1920–1924
1931–1934 (office tower & wing)
Ohio Statehouse columbus.jpgOhio StatehouseColumbus
39°57′41″N 82°59′56″W / 39.96139°N 82.99889°W / 39.96139; -82.99889 (Ohio Statehouse)
1837–1861National Historic Landmark
Oklahoma State Capitol.jpgOklahoma State CapitolOklahoma City
35°29′32.21″N 97°30′12.14″W / 35.4922806°N 97.5033722°W / 35.4922806; -97.5033722 (Oklahoma State Capitol)
1914–1917
2000-2002 (dome)
National Register of Historic Places
Oregon State Capitol 1.jpgOregon State CapitolSalem
44°56′19.43″N 123°1′48.35″W / 44.9387306°N 123.0300972°W / 44.9387306; -123.0300972 (Oregon State Capitol)
1935
1977 (wings)
National Register of Historic Places
Pennsylvania State Capitol.jpgPennsylvania State CapitolHarrisburg
40°15′52″N 76°52′0″W / 40.26444°N 76.86667°W / 40.26444; -76.86667 (Pennsylvania State Capitol)
1904-1906[5]National Historic Landmark
Rhode Island state house 2009a.JPGRhode Island State HouseProvidence
41°49′51″N 71°24′54″W / 41.83083°N 71.41500°W / 41.83083; -71.41500 (Rhode Island State House)
1895–1904National Register of Historic Places
SC State House at evening.jpgSouth Carolina State HouseColumbia
34°0′1.56″N 81°1′59.33″W / 34.0004333°N 81.0331472°W / 34.0004333; -81.0331472 (South Carolina State House)
1854–1865National Historic Landmark
PierreSD Capitol.jpgSouth Dakota State CapitolPierre
44°22′1.8″N 100°20′46.87″W / 44.367167°N 100.3463528°W / 44.367167; -100.3463528 (South Dakota State Capitol)
1905–1911National Register of Historic Places
Tennessee State Capitol March 2009.jpgTennessee State CapitolNashville
36°9′57″N 86°47′3″W / 36.16583°N 86.78417°W / 36.16583; -86.78417 (Tennessee State Capitol)
1845–1854National Historic Landmark
Texas State Capitol building-front left front oblique view.JPGTexas State CapitolAustin
30°16′29″N 97°44′26″W / 30.27472°N 97.74056°W / 30.27472; -97.74056 (Texas State Capitol)
1881–1888
1993 (underground extension)
National Historic Landmark
Largest state capitol
Utah State Capitol in October 2010.JPGUtah State CapitolSalt Lake City
40°46′38″N 111°53′17″W / 40.77722°N 111.88806°W / 40.77722; -111.88806 (Utah State Capitol)
1912–1916
2004-2008 (major restoration and renovation)
National Register of Historic Places
Vermont State House front.jpgVermont State HouseMontpelier
44°15′44″N 72°34′51″W / 44.26222°N 72.58083°W / 44.26222; -72.58083 (Vermont State Capitol)
1834–1836National Historic Landmark
Virginia State Capitol.jpgVirginia State CapitolRichmond
37°32′19.53″N 77°26′0.94″W / 37.5387583°N 77.4335944°W / 37.5387583; -77.4335944 (Virginia State Capitol)
1785–1790
1904–1906 (wings)
National Historic Landmark
Third oldest active state capitol
WACapitolLegislativeBldg.jpgWashington State CapitolOlympia
47°02′07″N 122°54′23″W / 47.03528°N 122.90639°W / 47.03528; -122.90639 (Washington State Capitol)
1919–1928 (Legislative building)National Register of Historic Places
West Virginia State Capitol Building.jpgWest Virginia State CapitolCharleston
38°20′11″N 81°36′44″W / 38.33639°N 81.61222°W / 38.33639; -81.61222 (West Virginia State Capitol)
1924–1932National Register of Historic Places
Wis-capitol.jpgWisconsin State CapitolMadison
43°4′28″N 89°23′5″W / 43.07444°N 89.38472°W / 43.07444; -89.38472 (Wisconsin State Capitol)
1906–1917
1988-2002 (major renovation and restoration)
National Historic Landmark
DSCN5263 cheyennewyomingcapitolfront e.jpgWyoming State CapitolCheyenne
41°8′25″N 104°49′11″W / 41.14028°N 104.81972°W / 41.14028; -104.81972 (Wyoming State Capitol)
1886–1890
1915–1917 (House and Senate chambers)
National Historic Landmark
Second highest state capitol

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virtual Tour of the Virginia State Capitol". Virginia Capitol.gov. Retrieved May 2011. 
  2. ^ "State Capitols and Domes". NCSL.org (National Conference of State Legislatures). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "IDOA: The Statehouse Story". IN.gov. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ History of the State House and Its Dome. msa.maryland.gov (Maryland State Archives), 2007. Retrieved on April 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Manual p. xiv

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