Ohio State Flag

We carry authentic Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio Flag

The Ohio State Flag features a burgee-shape, which is a rectangle with a triangle cut out of the fly-side of the flag. Ohio is the only US State that utilizes this unique shape. The flag features five alternating red and white stripes, with a blue triangular field on the hoist-side of the flag pointing towards the fly side. A red circle, outlined with a thick white border is featured in the center of the blue triangle. Surrounding the circle are 17 white five-pointed stars, 13 of which surround the circle and 4 of which are located in the apex. The red and white stripes on the flag represent the road and waterways of the state, while the circle is representative of the letter, "O," which stands for, "Ohio." The red circle also represents the see of the buckeye tree which is Ohio's official state tree. The blue triangle signifies the hills and valleys of the state, while the 13 stars surrounding the circle represent the 13 original colonies. The 17 total stars represent that Ohio was the 17th State to enter the Union. The Ohio State Flag was designed by John Eisemann and adopted on May 9th, 1902. Eisenmann was an architect and resident of Cleveland, Ohio who is renowned for designing many notable buildings in the state including buildings at Case Western University, where he was a professor.

Ohio is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. It shares borders with Pennsylvania, Michigan, Lake Erie, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Columbus is the largest city in the state and has been the capital city since 1816. Ohio was named after Ohio River which was taken from the Iroquois word "Ohi-yo" which translates as "continuously-spilling creek." Ohio is also referred to as "The Buckeye State" as it is famous for its buckeye trees that produce small brown nuts that resemble the eye of a deer. It is sometimes referred to as "The Mother of Presidents" as seven Presidents of the United States of America have been born in Ohio.

Ohio has been inhabited for thousands of years with the earliest residents being mound building cultures, such as the Hopewell and Adena People. During the 1600s, the Iroquois Indians moved to the land and were followed by tribes such as Delaware, Shawnee and Miami. The first European to arrive to the area was French Explorer Robert De La Salle in 1669, when he claimed the land for France. During the 1700s, British colonists began arriving to the area in search for land and conflict began between the French and the English, which led to the French and Indian War in 1754.

In 1763, the English defeated the French during the war and took control over Ohio. In 1783, following the Revolutionary War, Ohio became part of the United States of America and in 1787, the Northwest Territory was created that included Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The first permanent settlement was established in 1788, called Marietta (after Marie Antoinette) and on March 1st, 1803, Ohio officially became the 17th state of the United States of America.

44,825 sq mi
11,536,504 (2010)
The Buckeye State, The Mother of Presidents, Birthplace of Aviation, The Heart of It All
State Flower
Scarlet Carnation
State Bird
Northern Cardinal

Download Ohio Flag Images

We offer free images of the Ohio 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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