State: Florida

Lat/Long: 28.0000, -82.0000

Created from the Florida Territory on March 3, 1845, Florida was a slave state and sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. The state capital is Tallahassee.

"An Act for the Admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union," 3 March 1845, Statutes at Large of the United States 5 (1856):742-43; Thomas H. Johnson, Oxford Companion to American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966), 301-302.