The Ohio Burgee is the official flag of the U.S. state of Ohio. It was officially adopted on May 9, 1902. The flag was designed in 1901 by John Eisenmann for the Pan-American Exposition. Ohio’s flag is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag.
Its red, white, and blue elements symbolize the state’s natural features and order of admission into the Union. A prominent disc in the flag’s triangular canton is suggestive of the state’s name.
Design of this flag is Guidon consisting of 5 horizontal stripes alternating between red and white. The chevron is azure containing a white and red “O” and 17 white stars.
In Which Year the National flag is adopted?
Ans: It Was Adopted in 1902
In Which Date the National flag is adopted?
Ans: May 9
What is the official name of the Flag?
Ans: The Ohio Burgee
Who is the designer of the Flag?
Ans: John Eisenmann
History of The Flag
Before 1901, Ohio did not have a state flag for more than 100 years. Before that, only the military had a flag which was similar to the official one but had an eagle at the center.
In 1860, attempts to introduce a flag failed when James Garfield declared that the flag needed in Ohio was the USA national flag. In 1901, a design was adopted and became the official state flag up to date.
Initially, Ohio State Flag was seldom used, in part due to the prevailing opinion that the Stars and Stripes should hold a monopoly on patriotic displays. By the early 1850s, Ohio expressed interest in adopting a State Flag of Ohio, as several other states had already done.
In late 1860, Qtr. Mr. Gen. David L. Wood and Adj. Gen. Henry B. Carrington devised a Flag of Ohio consisting of the state seal upon a white field. The wool flags officially represented the Ohio Pan-American Exposition Commission rather than the state.
On July 18, Governor George K. Nash visited the exposition, where he was presented with one of the Flag of Ohio, which is now held in the Ohio History Connection collections.
Facts About Ohio
Area of Ohio: 41,330 sq. miles
Major Products: coal, oil, gas, maize, wheat, oats, non-electrical machinery, transport equipment
State Motto: With God all things are possible