List of state capitols in the United States
This is a list of U.S. state and territorial 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, 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 of the fifty 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.
Table of State Capitols
Table of Territorial Capitols
|Picture||Capitol name||Location||Years of current capitol construction||Notes|
|American Samoa Fono Building||Fagatogo, American Samoa
|John A. Wilson Building
||1904-1908||National Register of Historic Places, originally called the District Building until renamed in 1994 after district councilor John A. Wilson|
|Guam Legislature Building||Hagåtña, Guam
|Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature Building||Capitol Hill, Saipan
|Capitol of Puerto Rico
Capitolio de Puerto Rico
|San Juan, Puerto Rico
||1921-1929||National Register of Historic Places|
|Virgin Islands Legislature Building||Charlotte Amalie, USVI
- "Virtual Tour of the Virginia State Capitol". Virginia Capitol.gov. Retrieved May 2011.
- "State Capitols and Domes". NCSL.org (National Conference of State Legislatures). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "IDOA: The Statehouse Story". IN.gov. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
- History of the State House and Its Dome. msa.maryland.gov (Maryland State Archives), 2007. Retrieved on April 5, 2014.
- Pennsylvania Manual p. xiv
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