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The content of this section of the website provides large and small pictures together with a fast, easy guide with facts about the State Flags for all 50 states of America. The
50 State Flags of America serve as symbols of regional pride, honor and heritage.  The flags are displayed at state buildings and public institutions such as public schools and state parks. The State Flags are flown on national and state holidays and on any other days proclaimed by the governor. There is a strict Order of Precedence for displaying flags in the United States.  The Order of Precedence for displaying US flags is flag of the United States of America,  Foreign national flags, the President's flag, the US State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union, Territorial and  Military flags of the Services in order of precedence.

50 State Flags of America
Since the establishment of the United States following the Revolutionary War of Independence with Great Britain, the number of US states has expanded from 13 to 50. Each state has their own  Constitution containing a flag code in which the elements and basic design together with instructions for display of the State Flags were established by the Legislature. More than half of the 50 state flags use their state seal on their flags. Over the years, there have been a few modifications to some of the flags of the 50 states which have been described in each of the articles.

 
 

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The symbols, emblems, devices and colors used in the 50 State Flags all have specific meanings and symbolism. This article contains a table with a list of  State Flags and pictures of all of the 50 State Flags - for facts, pictures, descriptions, history and information click a link on the menu bar.

50 State Flags - Symbolism
The colors, pictures, devices and emblems displayed on the 50 State Flags are not arbitrary, they all have a definite symbolic meaning. Each of the U.S. states have their own unique flags. The 50 State Flags of the United States of America are usually rectangular in shape, have a distinctive color and design and are used as a symbol, device or emblem of patriotism and allegiance. Flags often contain coats of arms or other devices, pictures or images used for immediate identification of each of the 50 states and often include a depiction of the state's seal.

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Click one of the links on the menu bar to access interesting pictures, facts and info about the symbolism, devices and emblems of each one of the 50 State Flags of America. The articles in this section contain small and large pictures with history, facts and information about each of the 50 State Flags and the meaning of the symbols, emblems and devices. Big pictures and descriptions of the state history, sizes, shapes and ratios of the 50 State flags.

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order
There are additional facts, flags and information with large pictures about each of the 50 states of America to accompany this overview list of the 50 State Flags of America in alphabetical order - just click one of the links on your left.

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order - Click a Picture!

  Names of States State Flags The 50 State Flags in alphabetical order  
  Alabama (AL) Small Picture of the Alabama Flag Alabama, the St. Andrew cross  
  Alaska (AK) Small Picture of the Alaska Flag Alaska, the Big Dipper  
  Arizona (AZ) Small Picture of the Arizona Flag Arizona, large copper star reflects the copper production  
  Arkansas (AR) Small Picture of the Arkansas Flag Arkansas: discover the symbolism of the stars  
  California (CA) Small Picture of the California Flag California, the symbol of the Grizzly bear  
  Colorado (CO) Small Picture of the Colorado Flag Colorado, the letter 'C' encloses a symbol of the sun  
  Connecticut (CT) Small Picture of the Connecticut Flag State of Connecticut - The three grape vines  
  Delaware (DE) Small Picture of the Delaware Flag Delaware - The farmer and the soldier (or militiaman)  
  Florida (FL) Small Picture of the Florida Flag Florida - The Crimson cross of St. Andrew and the seal  
  Georgia (GA) Small Picture of the Georgia Flag Georgia - "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"  
  Hawaii (HI) Small Picture of the Hawaii Flag Hawaii, stripes symbolize the 8 major Hawaiian islands  
  Idaho (ID) Small Picture of the Idaho Flag Idaho - The goddess of justice and the miner on the seal  
  Illinois (IL) Small Picture of the Illinois Flag Illinois - The eagle and the olive branch  
  Indiana (IN) Small Picture of the Indiana Flag State of Indiana - The golden torch and stars  
  Iowa (IA) Small Picture of the Iowa Flag State of Iowa and the American Bald eagle  
  Kansas (KS) Small Picture of the Kansas Flag Kansas - The "Sunflower State"  
  Kentucky (KY) Small Picture of the Kentucky Flag Kentucky - The pioneer and the statesman  
  Louisiana (LA) Small Picture of the Louisiana Flag State of Louisiana - The Pelican and her chicks  
  Names of States State Flags The 50 State Flags in alphabetical order  

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order

 
 
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There are additional facts, flags and information about each of the 50 states of America to accompany the list of State Flags and nicknames - just click one of the links on your left.
 

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order - Click a Picture!

  Names of States State Flags The 50 State Flags in alphabetical order  
  Maine (ME) Small Picture of the Maine Flag Maine - The pine tree, the sea and the land  
  Maryland (MD) Small Picture of the Maryland Flag Maryland - The Coat of Arms of Lord Baltimore  
  Massachusetts (MA) Small Picture of the Massachusetts  Flag Massachusetts - Algonquin Native American  
  Michigan (MI) Small Picture of the Michigan Flag Michigan State - The elk and the moose  
  Minnesota (MN) Small Picture of the Minnesota Flag Minnesota - The Native American Indian and the farmer  
  Mississippi (MS) Small Picture of the Mississippi Flag Mississippi - Red, white & Blue & Confederate battle flag  
  Missouri (MO) Small Picture of the Missouri Flag The Grizzly bears of the state of Missouri  
  Montana (MT) Small Picture of the Montana Flag Montana - the mining and agriculture industries  
  Nebraska (NE) Small Picture of the Nebraska Flag State of Nebraska - the seal and the smith  
  Nevada (NV) Small Picture of the Nevada Flag Nevada - the sagebrush branches and "Battle Born".  
  New Hampshire (NH) Small Picture of the New Hampshire Flag New Hampshire features the 32 gun frigate Raleigh  
  New Jersey (NJ) Small Picture of the New Jersey Flag State of New Jersey - the Coat of Arms  
  New Mexico (NM) Small Picture of the New Mexico Flag State of New Mexico - the Zia Sun Symbol  
  New York (NY) Small Picture of the New York Flag New York - the Roman goddess of Justice and Lady Liberty  
  North Carolina (NC) Small Picture of the North Carolina Flag North Carolina, "April 12, 1776" and "May 20, 1775"  
  North Dakota (ND) Small Picture of the North Dakota Flag North Dakota - the golden fan and the eagle  
  Ohio (OH) Small Picture of the Ohio Flag The distinctive pennant shape of Ohio  
  Oklahoma (OK) Small Picture of the Oklahoma Flag Oklahoma and the buffalo-skin shield  
  Oregon (OR) Small Picture of the Oregon Flag Oregon, the elk and a covered wagon  
  Pennsylvania (PA) Small Picture of the Pennsylvania Flag Pennsylvania, William Penn and the horses  
  Rhode Island (RI) Small Picture of the Rhode Island Flag The anchor of Rhode Island  
  South Carolina (SC) Small Picture of the South Carolina Flag South Carolina, the crescent and the Palmetto tree  
  South Dakota (SD) Small Picture of the South Dakota Flag South Dakota, the "Mount Rushmore State"  
  Tennessee (TN) Small Picture of the Tennessee Flag Tennessee, the stars bound together by the endless circle  
  Texas (TX) Small Picture of the Texas Flag Texas the Lone Star State  
  Utah (UT) Small Picture of the Utah Flag State of Utah and the beehive  
  Vermont (VT) Small Picture of the Vermont Flag Vermont and the head of a buck (male deer)  
  Virginia (VA) Small Picture of the Virginia Flag Virginia and the Goddess Virtus  
  Washington (WA) Small Picture of the Washington Flag George Washington the first president  
  West Virginia (WV) Small Picture of the West Virginia Flag West Virginia, the liberty cap and the rifles  
  Wisconsin (WI) Small Picture of the Wisconsin Flag Wisconsin, the state badger, sailor and miner  
  Wyoming (WY) Small Picture of the Wyoming Flag Wyoming and history of the buffalo  
  Names of States State Flags The 50 State Flags in alphabetical order  

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order

History of Flags - Difference between Flags, Pennants, Standards and Banners
There are many different names given to flags an the following pictures, facts and information provide details of their history and clarify the differences between Flags, Pennons (Pennants), Standards and Banners that were used in ancient heraldry and have evolved into the modern flags we see today.

A Pennon A Banner Red Ensign Flag
Picture of a Pennon (Pennant) Picture of a Banner Picture of a flag (Red Ensign)
A Standard
Picture of a Standard
What is a Pennon or Pennant? Facts, History and Definition, an example is the Ohio state flag. A pennon is a long, narrow streamer that was originally borne upon a lance. A pennon is now referred to as a pennant.  A Pennant is long, tapering, usually triangular flag, that is most often used on ships at sea

What is a Standard? The ancient Standard is a long, tapering flag bearing heraldic devices - Facts, History and Definition.

What is a Banner? Facts, History and Definition. A Banner is a piece of cloth, usually oblong, attached to a staff and used as a standard
What is a Flag? Facts, History and Definition of the 50 state flags flown in America. A Flag is a piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard or emblem.
The following pictures provides illustrations and names of many of the different designs and types of styles depicted on the 50 State flags.

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