Names of states listed thus far
First posted 2 November 2002 at 0124 GMT
Last updated 15 March 2003 at 2253 GMT
REDMOND, Washington — Every month, beginning in January, 2001, the
puzzle creator has added the name of one state -- the next in order --
in the States List Puzzle. Since then, every month a state's name
has been added to the list.
Around the first of each month, the puzzle creator will post the name of
the next state on the list.
Names of states
The 27 names of the states, which are listed in the proper order, are as
4. Rhode Island
5. New Jersey
19. West Virginia
24. North Carolina
27. South Carolina
In addition to the list of state names, there is an animation of the
list, which shows the states in the order in which they appear on the
The animation may be useful for researchers, because it shows the
geographical distribution of the states listed so far. In the
animation, red means the most recent addition, and green shows the
previous additions. The animated list will repeat three times.
The animation may be opened in a new window by clicking here.