In the early formations of States a capital city would shift to several different cities before a final spot was picked.

A capital city of a state is specified by laws and this location serves as the meeting place and offices for the central government of that state. The capital city also houses most of the leaders of the State. State capitals were not necessarily the largest city located within a state. They also are not necessarily the economic hubs of the state. For the most part, capital cities were chosen primary on ease to travel to for all members of the state. They are mostly located in central portions of the State, but this is not always true. Each state has its own history and rationale for choosing a specific site.

In recent polls even State residents are not sure of the capital city of their state. A recent random poll found that twenty-seven percent of the adults the called in New York State could not identify the State capital city as Albany, even when given only three choices. These worksheets will help students learn to identify the capital cities of each state.

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Print U.S. State Capitals Worksheets

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Name Them

Name the Capital City of all 50 states.

Matching Worksheet

Match the city to the State. Twenty in all.

Capitals Word Find

Find the state capitals in the Word Search. Write them on the lines.

Northeast States and Their Capitals

Write the name of each state and its capital.

Southern States

We look at the lower section of the country.

Matching Worksheet Number 2

Another 20 states for you to match.

Southeastern States

A geography activity. Locate the State and the city.

Central U.S.

More geography for you to handle.

North West, Hawaii, and Alaska

You might get tripped up on some of these.

Blank is the Capital of ________.

No images this time. See what you know.

The Capital of Blank is _______.

Same concept as above, just in different context.

States and their Capitals

Choose the correct capital for each state. This is a two-pager.

Eastern State Capitals

Match each state with its capital. Label the states on the map below with the letter that corresponds to each state.

Monster Matching

A 40 question matching quiz worksheet.

Begins With...

Write the names of the six states that begin with the letter N. Then write their capitals on the lines next to each.