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State Seals for all 50 States
The content of this section of the website provides a fast, easy guide to the State Seals for 50 states of America. The
fascinating images on the 50 state seals reflect the spirit and character of the people of the states and are representative of each state's origins, symbols, history and ideals. The Great Seals for each of the 50 states of America serve as symbols of authenticity verifying that government documents and papers of state are official and legal. The State seals also identify government buildings and government officials. More than half of the state flags in the U.S. use their state seal on their flags.

State Seals for all 50 States of America
The images and mottos on the 50 State Seals encapsulate the values or ideals of the people. The State Seals for all 50 states of America were designed and officially adopted to convey the aspirations, the geography, the history and the origins of each of the 50 states. The current 50 State Seals were adopted when each state achieved statehood replacing the old seals used when the states were colonies or described as territories.  The men and artists who designed the Great State seals were educated in the classics and were knowledgeable of art history and symbolism of heraldry. The symbols, icons and emblems used in the 50 state seals all have specific meanings and symbolism. This article contains a table with a list of  State Seals and pictures - for facts and information click a link on the menu bar.

 
 

State Seals - General rules of construction
Since the establishment of the United States following the War of Independence with Great Britain, the number of states has expanded from 13 to 50. Each state created their own  State Constitution in which the elements and basic design instructions for the State Seals were established by the Legislature. The State Constitution direct the Legislature to adopt a seal for each US state. Each has a statute, an act of a legislature containing a specific law, expressed in writing, outlining the general rules of construction. Over the years, interpretations of the symbols and images of the Great Seals of the 50 states may have differed but the elements and meanings have remained consistent.

Info about State Seals
Click one of the links on the menu bar to access interesting facts and info about the symbolism, emblems and iconography each one of the 50 state seals of America. The articles in this section contain pictures, history and information about each of the 50 state Seals and the meaning of the symbols and icons.

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

Emblems and Symbols of the 50 State Seals - Click a Picture!

  Names of States State Seals Symbols of the State Seals  
  Alabama Alabama State Seal A map of Alabama and its main rivers  
  Alaska Alaska State Seal The landscape, natural riches and major industries  
  Arizona Arizona State Seal Copper, cotton, cattle, citrus, and climate!  
  Arkansas Arkansas State Seal Angel of Mercy and Goddess of Liberty  
  California California State Seal Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom  
  Colorado Colorado State Seal The Eye of Providence & Roman fasces  
  Connecticut Connecticut State Seal The three grape vines  
  Delaware Delaware State Seal The farmer and the soldier (or militiaman)  
  Florida Florida seal The "Sabal palmetto palm"  
  Georgia Georgia State Seal "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"  
  Hawaii Hawaii State Seal The rising sun & the birth of the state  
  Idaho Idaho State Seal The goddess of justice and the miner  
  Illinois Illinois State Seal The eagle and the olive branch  
  Indiana Indiana State Seal The American soldier, the American and the liberty cap  
  Iowa Iowa State Seal The American soldier, the American and the liberty cap  
  Kansas Kansas State Seal The woodsman and the buffalo  
  Kentucky Kentucky State Seal The pioneer and the statesman  
  Louisiana Louisiana State Seal The Pelican and her chicks  
  Names of States State Seals Symbols of the State Seals  

Emblems and Symbols of the 50 State Seals

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

Emblems and Symbols of the 50 State Seals - Click a Picture!

  Names of States State Seals Symbols of the State Seals  
  Maine Maine State Seal The pine tree, the sea and the land  
  Maryland Maryland State Seal The Coat of Arms of George Calvert, Baron Baltimore  
  Massachusetts Massachusetts State Seal Algonquin Native American with a long bow  
  Michigan Michigan State Seal The elk and the moose  
  Minnesota Minnesota State Seal The Native American Indian and the farmer  
  Mississippi Mississippi State Seal The American Bald eagle takes center stage of the seal.  
  Missouri Missouri State Seal The Grizzly bears - a symbol of strength and protection  
  Montana Montana State Seal Gold and silver - the farming and mining industries  
  Nebraska Nebraska State Seal The railroad and the steamboats  
  Nevada Nevada State Seal 70 railroads were built to move ore from mines to mills  
  New Hampshire New Hampshire State Seal The 32 gun frigate Raleigh  
  New Jersey New Jersey State Seal The horse head symbolizes speed and strength  
  New Mexico New Mexico State Seal American Bald eagle shields the smaller Mexican eagle  
  New York New York State Seal The Roman goddess of Justice and Lady Liberty  
  North Carolina North Carolina State Seal Lady Liberty and Plenty  
  North Dakota North Dakota State Seal The tree, plow, anvil and Native American  
  Ohio Ohio State Seal The sun rising on the horizon  
  Oklahoma Oklahoma State Seal Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw nations  
  Oregon Oregon State Seal The forests of Oregon, an elk and a covered wagon  
  Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Seal The eagle, the ship, the plow and the corn  
  Rhode Island Rhode Island State Seal The anchor  
  South Carolina South Carolina State Seal The Palmetto tree  
  South Dakota South Dakota State Seal Transportation and industrry  
  Tennessee Tennessee State Seal Agriculture and commerce  
  Texas Texas State Seal The Lone Star  
  Utah Utah State Seal -1911 The beehive  
  Vermont Vermont State Seal The landscape and industries  
  Virginia Virginia State Seal The Goddess Virtus  
  Washington Washington State Seal George Washington the first president  
  West Virginia West Virginia Great Seal The farmer and the miner  
  Wisconsin Wisconsin State Seal The sailor and the miner  
  Wyoming Wyoming State Seal The Greek Goddess Nike, the spirit of victory  
  Names of States State Seals Symbols of the State Seals  

Emblems and Symbols of the 50 State Seals

Names of all 50 States of America
The capital and federal state of America is Washington D.C. The names of all 50 states of America are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
   

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