Entered the Union: December 12, 1787
As the 2nd state
Motto: Virtue, liberty, and independence
Nickname: Keystone State
Flower: Mountain laurel
Bird: Ruffed grouse
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (Men's Basketball), Philadelphia Eagles (Football), Pittsburgh Steelers (Football), Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball), Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball), Philadelphia Flyers (Hockey), Pittsburgh Penguins (Hockey).
Origin of Name: In honor of Adm. Sir. William Penn, father of William Penn. It means Penn's Woodland.
Major Industries: The primary metal industries, production of non-electrical machinery, and chemicals.
Historical Sites: The Gettysburg National Military Park, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Valley Forge National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Points of Interest: The Pennsylvania Dutch region, the Eisenhower farm near Gettysburg, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Bordering States: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio.