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Display of State Flags


State flags are normally
displayed in the order of admittance to the State of the
Union. However, they may be displayed in alphabetical
order. The following is the date each state was admitted
to the Union:
Delaware 7 Dec 1787 Michigan 26 Jan 1837
Pennsylvania 12 Dec 1787 Florida 3 Mar 1845
New Jersey 18 Dec 1787 Texas 29 Dec 1845
Georgia 2 Jan 1788 Iowa 28 Dec 1846
Connecticut 9 Jan 1788 Wisconsin 29 May 1848
Massachusetts 6 Feb 1788 California 9 Sep 1850
Maryland 28 Apr 1788 Minnesota 11 May 1858
South Carolina 23 May 1788 Oregon 14 Feb 1859
New Hampshire 21 Jun 1788 Kansas 29 Jan 1861
Virginia 25 Jun 1788 West Virginia 20 Jun 1863
New York 26 Jul 1788 Nevada 31 Oct 1864
North Carolina 21 Nov 1789 Nebraska 1 Mar 1867
Rhode Island 29 May 1790 Colorado 1 Aug 1876
Vermont 4 Mar 1791 North Dakota 2 Nov 1889
Kentucky 1 Jun 1792 South Dakota 2 Nov 1889
Tennessee 1 Jun 1796 Montana 8 Nov 1889
Ohio 1 Mar 1803 Washington 11 Nov 1889
Louisiana 30 Apr 1812 Idaho 3 Jul 1890
Indiana 11 Dec 1816 Wyoming 10 Jul 1890
Mississippi 10 Dec 1817 Utah 4 Jul 1896
Illinois 3 Dec 1818 Oklahoma 16 Nov 1907
Alabama 14 Dec 1819 New Mexico 6 Jan 1912
Maine 15 Mar 1820 Arizona 14 Feb 1912
Missouri 10 Aug 1821 Alaska 3 Jan 1959
Arkansas 15 Jun 1836 Hawaii 21 Aug 1959

The following territorial
flags are normally displayed when all of the state flags
are displayed:

  • District of Columbia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • American Samoa
  • Commonwealth of the
    Northern Marianas Islands

Other areas such as Baker Islands, Howland Islands,
Jarvis Island, Palmyra Atoll, Johnson Atoll, Kingman
Reef, Midway Atoll, Navassa Island, and Wake Atoll are
either uninhabited or use the United States Flag.

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