There are 22 states in the Eastern time zone: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky.
Maine is a sparsely populated state in northwest New England. It is known for its pristine forests. Maine has a large lobster fishing industry.
Maryland is located on the Atlantic Seaboard. Many geographers consider Maryland to be the northernmost state in the American South region.
Massachusetts is located in New England. Its largest and best-known city is Boston. Massachusetts has one of the largest fishing industries in any state.
New Hampshire is a sparsely populated state in New England. It is known for its pristine forests. Part of southern New Hampshire is in the Boston metropolitan area.
New Jersey is one of the most populous states in the Eastern Time Zone. Its largest city is Newark, which is part of the New York City metropolitan area. Part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area is also in New Jersey.
New York is home to the nation's largest city, New York City. In fact, the Eastern Time Zone is sometimes referred to as "New York time." Other major cities include Buffalo and Albany.
Connecticut is a relatively small state in New England. Part of the New York City metropolitan area is in Connecticut. Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut.
Delaware is a small state in the northeastern part of America. It is known for being a center of the insurance and banking industries. The state capital is Dover.
Georgia is a medium-sized state in the American South. Its most populous city is Atlanta. Atlanta is one of the most populous cities in the South, and it is seen as a center of Southern culture.
North Carolina is another medium-sized state in the American South. Charlotte is the state's largest city. Raleigh is the state capital.
Vermont is a small state in northeastern New England. It is known for its pristine mountains and forests.
Virginia is a medium-sized state in the northern part of the American South. Virginia's largest city is Virginia Beach.
Ohio is a large and populous state in the American Midwest. It has a history of and is currently a center of American manufacturing.
Pennsylvania is located in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has several large cities, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Rhode Island is well-known for being the smallest state in the country. Providence is the capital of Rhode Island.
South Carolina is located in the American South. It is also on the Atlantic Seaboard. Charleston is the state's largest city.
The majority of Michigan is in the Eastern Time Zone. The only parts that aren't are the counties of Gogebic, Dickinson, Iron, and Menominee.
The eastern half of Tennessee is in the Eastern Time Zone. The western half is in the Central Time Zone.
Like Tennessee, Florida is partially in the Central Time Zone. The Florida Panhandle is in the Central Time Zone. The rest of the state is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Most of Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone. Only the far western part of the state is in the Central Time Zone.
The eastern half of Kentucky is in the Eastern Time Zone. The western part of the state is in the Central Time Zone.