What cities were US capitals?

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Washington DC

Actually there have been 15 US national capitals , but most only lasted a few months, and in the case of Lancaster, PA, just one day. However there have been 4 officially recognized national capital cities:

Philadelphia 1776,1777,1788-1783,1790-1800

Annapolis 1783-1784

New York 1785-1788 and 1789-1790

Washington D.C. 1800 to present

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  • Washington, D.C., United States


  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Olympia, Washington
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Sacramento, California
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Helena, Montana
  • Austin, Texas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Pierre, South Dakota
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Charleston, West Virginia
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Albany, New York
  • Montpelier, Vermont
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Augusta, Maine
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Providence, Rhode Island


  • Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Hagåtña, Guam
  • Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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* New York City, New York: 3 times * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 5 times * Baltimore, Maryland * Lancester, Pennsylvania * York, Pennsylvania * Princeton, New Jersey * Annapolis, Maryland * Trenton, New Jersey * New York, New York * Washington, D.C 1800 - Present* *Leesburg, Virginia 1814. When Washington was sacked by British and Canadian troops during the War of 1812 the government with its records and documents, including the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, fled to Virginia and took refuge in the vicinity of Leesburg.

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  1. philadelphia
  2. new york
  3. washington D.C
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Philedalphia, Ney York, and Washington D.C.

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