Massachusetts

State: Massachusetts

Lat/Long: 42.2500, -71.8333

One of the original thirteen colonies, Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution on February 6, 1788, becoming the sixth state in the Union. Massachusetts was the home of Abraham Lincoln's earliest American ancestors. Its capital is Boston.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 738; Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), 1:1.