Flag of Texas

Texas State Flag


Flag of Texas

Flag of Texas; photo by JustinTL on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Flag of Texas

The Texas state flag is the 1839 National flag of the Republic of Texas, which features the famous lone star (also seen on the Great Seal of Texas and the U.S. mint's commemorative quarter for Texas). The red, white, and blue of the state flag of Texas represent bravery, purity and loyalty. All State Flags

Six different national flags have flown over Texas representing the countries which have ruled it (France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America). Texans proudly wave all six official flags for public displays and expositions.

Ignored in most histories is a seventh flag that flew over the new Republic of Texas for three years, beginning in 1836. The flag consisted of a blue field containing a single gold star in the center, fashioned after the flag of the short-lived Republic of West Florida. That flag, symbolizing independence (and later renewed by the Confederate States of America as the "Bonnie Blue Flag"),  is remembered in Texas's now-official state flag, with the gold star changed to white.



Texas became the 28th state in 1845. The Texas quarter features an outline of Texas, the famous Lone Star (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Texas quarter

6 Flags Over Texas at El Alamo; photo by Jorge phil_websurfer on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

6 Flags of Texas


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