Missouri Territory

territory of the United States of America from 1812 to 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.

Territory of Missouri
Organized incorporated territory of the United States
Flag of Missouri

A map of the Territory of Missouri in 1812
CapitalSt. Louis
 • TypeOrganized incorporated territory
• Renaming of Louisiana Territory
June 4 1812
• Territory of Arkansas created
March 2 1819
• Missouri statehood
August 10 1821
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Louisiana Territory
Territory of Arkansas
Unorganized territory

St. Louis was the capital of the Missouri Territory.[1]


  1. "How the City of Jefferson became the State Capital". Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2011.