State of Ohio flag, 1950-1970   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: Ohio's state flag was adopted in 1902. The Ohio burgee, as the swallowtail design is properly called, was designed by John Eisenmann. 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." This flag measures 150 by 245 cm and is made of cotton. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: H65045_001
Subjects: Statehouse--Ohio; Pennant; Flags. Ohio. 1950-1960
Places: Ohio