Michigan State Flag

We carry authentic Michigan State Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The Michigan state flag is often displayed at schools, government organizations, banks, and other institutions in the state, as well as at the homes of people who take great pride in their Michigan heritage.

Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold Fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor State Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor Michigan Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial state flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.

Our outdoor state flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in five sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., 5ft. x 8ft., and 6ft. x 10ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their state pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount Michigan flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor State Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Michigan Flag on your front porch.

Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.

History of the Michigan Flag

The Michigan State Flag features a blue background with the state's coat of arms emblazoned upon the center. The coat of arms features a light blue shield with a man dressed in buckskin holding a gun with is right arm raised in peace. This buckskin outfit is the attire of the frontiersman who ventured west to Michigan in search of opportunities. The man is standing on a green peninsula which is jutting into a lake with the sun rising over the water. The word, "Tuebor" is written at the top of the shield, which translates to, "I will defend." This phrase pays homage to the role of Michiganders in fighting the British during the War of 1812. Some of the battles of the War of 1812 took place in Michigan. Above the shield is a bald eagle, which represents the United States of America. Above the eagle is a red banner with the motto of the United States, "E Pluribus Unum," in white text. This phrase translates to, "Out of Many, One." On one side of the shield is a moose and on the other side is an elk. Both animals are standing on their two hind legs with their front legs being supported by the shield. Both of these animals are native to the state. At the bottom of the shield is a white banner with the state motto, "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice," in black text. This phrase translates to, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." The reference to the peninsula symbolizes Michigan's geographical position between two of the great lakes.

Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America, and shares land borders with Ontario (Canadian province), Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The state shares water boundaries with Illinois and Minnesota. Michigan is the 11th largest state. The capital city is Lansing, while the most populous city in Michigan is Detroit. Michigan's name originates from "Mishigamaa" (an Objiwe word) that translates as "large water" or "large lake." Michigan is often referred to as "The Wolverine State." Folklore indicates that Native Americans nicknamed the rugged people who tried to settle in Michigan, "wolverines." It is also known as, "The Great Lake State" as the shores of Michigan touch 4 of the 5 great lakes and it is home to approximately 11,000 inland lakes.

The first inhabitants of Michigan were Native American tribes that included the Ojibwe, Ottawa, and Potawatomi. These main tribes formed a council that was known as, "The Three Fires." The first European explorer to arrive to the area was Frenchman Etienne Brule in 1618, who stumbled upon Michigan during his search for a route to China. The French soon claimed the land and in 1668, the first permanent settlement was, "Sault Ste. Maries." In 1763, following the French and Indian War, the British gained control of Michigan.

In 1783, following the American Revolutionary War, the United States of America declared authority over the  territory of Michigan, which resulted in the British withdraw from Detroit resulting in Michigan becoming its own territory in 1805. On January 26, 1837, Michigan officially became the 26th State of the United States of America.

96,716 sq mi
9,883,640 (2010)
The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State
State Flower
Apple blossom
State Bird
American Robin

Download Michigan Flag Images

We offer free images of the Michigan Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.

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