The Lone Star State

Texas State Nickname


Texas quarter

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

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The Lone Star State

The nickname The Lone Star State originates from the star on the 1836 flag of the Republic of Texas. The world-famous "Lone Star" is also found on the Texas flag, the great seal, the state commemorative quarter (above), and is recognized as the official state gemstone cut of Texas.



Texas license plate with state nickname Lone Star State (photo by Norm Russo; used by permission).

Texas Lone Star State license plate


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