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Ohio State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Ohio have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Ohio State Seal

[Image of The Ohio State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Ohio State Flag

[Image of The Ohio State Flag]

Ohio's state flag was adopted in 1902.

John Eisemann designed the Ohio burgee, as the swallowtail design is properly called. The large blue triangle represents Ohio's hills and valleys, and the stripes represent roads and waterways.

The 13 stars grouped about the circle represent the original states of the union the 4 stars added to the peak of the triangle symbolize that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union.

The white circle with its red center not only represents the "O" in Ohio, but also suggests Ohio's famous nickname, "The Buckeye State."

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: White-tailed Deer
  • Beverage: Tomato Juice
  • Bird: Northern Cardinal
  • Flower: Red Carnation
  • Fossil: Isotelus Maximus Trilobite
  • Fruit: Tomato
  • Gemstone: Flint
  • Insect: 7-spot Ladybug
  • Native Fruit: Pawpaw
  • Prehistoric Monument: Newark Earthworks
  • Reptile: Black Racer Constrictor
  • Song: Beautiful Ohio
  • Tree: Ohio Buckeye
  • Wildflower: Large White Trillium

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