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Territory of Missouri
Organized incorporated territory of the United States

1812–1821
 

 

Flag of Missouri

Flag of the United States

Location of Missouri
A map of the Territory of Missouri in 1812
Capital city St. Louis
Government Organized incorporated territory
History
 -  Renaming of Louisiana Territory June 4 1812
 -  Territory of Arkansas created March 2 1819
 -  Missouri statehood August 10 1821

The Territory of Missouri was a territory of the United States from June 4, 1812 to August 10, 1821. In 1819, the Arkansas Territory was created from a portion of its southern area. In 1821, a southeastern part of the territory became part of the Union as the State of Missouri, and the rest became unorganized territory for several years.

St. Louis was the capital of the Missouri Territory.


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