State   Encyclopedias

A number of states, through humanities councils, historical societies or university centers, have produced free access state-focused encyclopedias. Most focus on state history, culture and geography; others are crafted around one or two of these. The following two lists include developed free-access sites, and those in the beginning stages of development (projects). I have excluded several which are simply services for sale.

State Enyclopedias

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway

Delaware History Explorer Online Encyclopedia

Floripedia: A Florida Encyclopedia (not comprehensive, older articles)

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Louisiana™

Missouri: History, Culture, Geography;cc=umlib;tpl=home.tpl


North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

North Carolina Encyclopedia

Ohio History Central

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

The Handbook of Texas Online

Utah History Encyclopedia

The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History (

State Enyclopedia Projects

Encyclopedia of Alabama

California Online Encyclopedia

Minnesota Place Names - A Geographical Encyclopedia

Mississippi Encyclopedia

Oregon Encyclopedia Project

South Carolina Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Virginia

West Virginia Encyclopedia