Free state

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Free state may refer to:


  • Free State (province), a province of the Republic of South Africa
  • Free State of Galveston, nickname used to refer to the island of Galveston, Texas during the early–mid 20th century
  • A nickname for the U.S. state of Kansas, because of the state's anti-slavery movement during the American Civil War
  • Maryland, a U.S. state nicknamed "The Free State"
  • Slave states and free states, in the United States before the American Civil War, a "free state" was one in which the owning of slaves was not legal
  • The Republic of Ireland, referred to as the "Free State" by members and sympathizers of the Provisional Irish Republican Army


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