State Flag Adoption Dates

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The first American flag (Betsy Ross flag) was adopted on June 14, 1777. The Betsy Ross flag featured 13 stars in a circular formation – each star represented a state that had joined the United States. The last revision of the American flag was adopted on July 4, 1960. The current version of the American flag has 50 stars to represent the 50 states. Each of the 50 states also has their own state flag – all of which were adopted at different times.

We have assembled the entire list of 50 state flags with their state flag adoption dates. The adoption dates listed are for the most recently updated version of the flag.

State Flag Adoption Dates (in alphabetical order)

Alabama – February 16, 1895

Alaska – July 6, 1927

Arizona – January 25, 1917

Arkansas – March 16, 1924

California – February 3, 1911

Colorado – December 4, 1911

Connecticut – September 9, 1897

Delaware – July 24, 1913

Florida – May 21, 1985

Georgia – February 19, 2003

Hawaii – December 29, 1845

Idaho – November 2, 1957

Illinois – June 27, 1969

Indiana – May 31, 1917

Iowa – March 12, 1921

Kansas – September 22, 1961

Kentucky – March 26, 1918

Louisiana – November 22, 2010

Maine – June 16, 1909

Maryland – November 25, 1904

Massachusetts – March 21, 1971

Michigan – June 26, 1911

Minnesota – August 2, 1983

Mississippi – February 7, 2001

Missouri – September 4, 1913

Montana – December 17, 1981

Nebraska – July 16, 1963

Nevada – July 25, 1991

New Hampshire – November 30, 1931

New Jersey – January 15, 1896

New Mexico – September 18, 1920

New York – April 1, 1901

North Carolina – March 2, 1885

North Dakota – November 9, 1943

Ohio – May 9, 1902

Oklahoma – November 1, 2006

Oregon – April 15, 1925

Pennsylvania – April 24, 1907

Rhode Island – November 1, 1897

South Carolina – September 28, 1861

South Dakota – November 9, 1992

Tennessee – February 3, 1905

Texas – August 31, 1933

Utah – February 16, 2011

Vermont – April 17, 1923

Virginia – February 1, 1950

Washington – August 25, 1923

West Virginia – November 6, 1929

Wisconsin – May 1, 1981

Wyoming – March 4, 1917

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