Flag of Alabama state | Alabama Flag Facts | US State Flags

Flag of Alabama state | Alabama Flag Facts | US State Flags

The Official Name of Alabama flag is Flag of the Governor of Alabama. The current flag of the state of Alabama was adopted by Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature on February 16, 1895.

It is the Second adopted flag in Alabama state history. The Color of this flag is White with a Red Cross In Center.

The Design of this Flag with the state military crest and Coat of Arms of Alabama in the lower and upper sections. It is the crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.

 

What is the official name of the Flag?

Ans: Flag of the Governor of Alabama

In Which Year the National flag is adopted?

Ans: 1895.

In Which Date the National flag is adopted?

Ans: February 16.

What are the colors of the flag?

Ans: Red, White.

 

History of the Flag

Alabama was first settled by the French, then part of Louisiana. It was ceded to Britain in 1763 and in 1802 it became part of the Mississippi Territory.

Alabama became a territory in its own right in 1819, seceded on January 11th, 1861 and was readmitted in 1868.  It was in 1861 when Alabama had its first official flag.

This flag was designed by a group of women from Montgomery. The flag featured the Goddess of Liberty on one side, with a cotton plant and rattlesnake on the reverse side.

The flag was not flown for long, as it was damaged and was not flown again. The Alabama Flag of the Governor has a similar design. The only difference is the addition of the state coat of arms and the state military crest.

The saltire (St. Andrew’s Cross) is also the national flag of Scotland. Hence, this flag seems like a twin of the Alabama State flag. It’s believed that the crimson saltire of the Flag of Alabama was designed to look like the blue saltire of the Confederate Battle Flag.

The Battle Flag was square-shaped, and Alabama State flag is sometimes shown as a square. The authors of a 1917 article in National Geographic expressed their opinion that because the Alabama flag was based on the Battle Flag, it should be square.

However, the saltire design of the Alabama state flag also looks like several other flags. It is identical to the flag of St. Patrick, incorporated into the Union Flag of the United Kingdom to represent the union of the Kingdom of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland.

 

Facts About Alabama

Area of Alabama: 51,998 sq. miles

Capital: Montgomery

Major Products: Steel, chemicals, textiles, coal, Cement, Stone, petroleum, cotton, poultry, cattle

State Motto: We dare defend our rights