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Missouri Territory

Missouri Territory
Conventional Long NameTerritory of Missouri
Common NameMissouri
Nationthe United States
SubdivisionOrganized incorporated territory
Event StartRenaming of Louisiana Territory
Date StartJuly 4, 1812
Year Start1812
Event1Territory of Arkansaw created
Date Event1July 4, 1819
Year Event11819
Event EndMissouri statehood
Date EndAugust 10, 1821
Year End1821
P1Louisiana Territory
Flag P1US flag 15 stars.svg
S1Territory of Arkansaw
Flag S1US flag 21 stars.svg
Flag S2Flag of Missouri.svg
S3Unorganized territory
Flag S3US flag 23 stars.svg
Image FlagUS flag 20 stars.svg
Flag AltUS Flag with 20 stars. In use July 4, 1818 � July 3, 1819.
Flag TypeFlag of the United States
FlagFlag of the United States#Historical progression of designs
Image Map CaptionA map of the Territory of Missouri in 1812
Government TypeOrganized incorporated territory

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The Territory of Missouri was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from June 4, 1812 until August 10, 1821, when the southeastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Missouri. Benjamin Howard served as its governor from June 4 to October 31, 1812 and William Clark, formerly of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, served from July 1, 1813 until September 18, 1820.

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