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List of State Abbreviations
This article provides a List of State Abbreviations detailing which states are determined by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

List of State Abbreviations
We realise that other people might be looking for a more conventional list so we have also provided a List of State Abbreviations in Alphabetical Order. Learning about the State Abbreviations is tricky as there was no standard format applied when the two digit state codes were determined.

 
 

List of State Abbreviations - 50 States and their Abbreviations
The state abbreviations or two digit state codes originated with the switch to ZIP codes by the Post Office in October 1963. The
two letter, no-period state abbreviations recommended by the U.S. Postal Service should always be used where a ZIP code follows. Professional journalists and communicators in business commonly write in Associated Press (AP) style. And as some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation we have included them in the following list of State Abbreviations. The list of State Abbreviations are divided and determined by the:

 
First Two Letters
First and Last Letter
Initial Letters of 2 words
First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation

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List of State Abbreviations - Determined by First Two Letters
The following list provides a list of State Abbreviations, determined by the First Two Letters

List of State Abbreviations
Determined by First Two Letters

Alabama - ALArkansas - ARCalifornia - CA
Colorado - CODelaware - DEFlorida - FL
Idaho - IDIllinois - ILIndiana - IN
Massachusetts - MAMichigan - MINebraska - NE
Ohio - OHOklahoma - OKOregon - OR
Utah - UTWashington - WAWisconsin - WI
 Wyoming - WY 

List of State Abbreviations - Determined by First and Last Letter
The following list provides a list of State Abbreviations, determined by the
First and Last Letter

List of State Abbreviations
Determined by First and Last Letter

Connecticut - CTGeorgia - GAHawaii - HI
Iowa - IAKentucky - KYLouisiana - LA
Maine - MEMaryland - MDPennsylvania - PA
Vermont - VT Virginia - VA

List of State Abbreviations - Determined by Initial Letters of 2 words
The following list provides a list of State Abbreviations, determined by the
Initial Letters of 2 words

Determined by Initial Letters of 2 words

New Hampshire - NHNew Jersey - NJNew Mexico - NM
New York - NYNorth Carolina - NCNorth Dakota - ND
Rhode Island - RISouth Carolina - SCSouth Dakota - SD
 West Virginia - WV 

List of State Abbreviations - Determined by the Old Abbreviation
The following list provides a list of State Abbreviations, determined by the
First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation

Determined by the first and last Letter  of the Old Abbreviation

Alaska - AK (Alsk.)Arizona - AZ (Ariz.)Kansas - KS (Kans.)
Minnesota - MN (Minn.)Mississippi - MS (Miss.)Montana - MT (Mont.)
Nevada - NV (Nev.)Tennessee - TN (Tenn.)Texas - TX (Tex.)

Homework Help for Kids
We hope that the interesting facts and information provided on the above lists will help kids and school children with their homework. Learn more by playing the Abbreviation of States Game!

 

States Abbreviation List

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Initials determined by the First and Last Letter
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Initials determined by the old abbreviation
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List of State Abbreviations

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