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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.

 
 

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

Facts and Pictures of the 50 State Flags in alphabetical order

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