United States' Official Web Sites

Aside from the familiar .com type web addresses, there are also web sites which use .net, .gov, .edu, .org, .mil, and country specific addresses which end in a two letter abbreviation like .us

This page contains links to the 50 Official United States' Web Sites, which are all were originally found using web addresses in the form of-


where the ?? represented the official two-letter abbreviation for each state.

Most of the states have adopted .com or .gov addresses, but the old addresses will still take you to the official state websites.

Some of the sites offer little more than basic municipal information, while others have created state-wide networks of departmental and agency web sites with online eGovernment services like document retrieval, permitting, mapping, and more.

Here's a small sampling of the information you find at these Official United States' Web Sites.

Alaska State Flag
The Alaska State Flag, designed by 13-year-old Bennie Benson from Chignik, Alaska, in 1926. The blue field is for the sky and the Forget-Me-Not, the state flower. The North Star is for the future of the state of Alaska, the most northerly of the Union. The dipper is for the Great Bear - symbolizing strength.

The caption above was just one of the many interesting facts we found at the official web site for the State of Alaska.

The Massachusetts State House with it's gold leafed dome sits atop capital hill in the heart of Boston.

The official web site for the State of Massachusetts provides information about and links to state, country and regional agencies, officials, and authorities. The site's Commonwealth Communities section lists official information for every city and town in the state and also provides links to community web sites within each city and town.

Cypress Swamp
Louisiana Cypress Swamp

Unique is the only way to describe this semi-tropical state which is best known for Mardi Gras, Cajun Cooking, rivers, swamps and bayous. Lesser know facts like the state's official crustacean (the crawfish), the official state dog (the Catahoula Leopard Dog), and of course the state reptile, (the aligator), are just a few things we learned at the State of Louisiana web site.