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North Carolina Flag

The North Carolina flag has a blue field on the left & 2 stripes of red & white on the right. On the blue field are the letters NC, separated by a star.
Outdoor North Carolina flag flies in the wind during a bright but cloudy day. Submitted by Kelly D.
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The North Carolina flag has a blue field on the left & 2 stripes of red & white on the right. On the blue field are the letters NC, separated by a star.
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Our American-made North Carolina state flags are constructed from high-quality nylon, a durable and lightweight material that can fly even in gentle breezes. Nylon is a quick-drying material, which helps prevent mildew growth after rain. The design is digitally printed onto the fabric, creating vibrant colors that are fade-resistant.

Each North Carolina state flag comes equipped with a sturdy canvas header and brass grommets for attachment to any of our outdoor flagpoles. To determine what size flag to buy for your pole, refer to our table of flagpole heights and the flag size that best fits it proportionally

NC Flag Features:

  • Produced in the United States
  • Authentic 1885 design
  • 100% fray-resistant nylon
  • Strong canvas header*
  • Brass grommets for easy attachment*

*Flags 8' x 12' and larger use a heavy-duty rope and galvanized thimbles for the added strength needed for larger flags. Flags smaller than that size are equipped with a canvas header and grommets.

To set up an indoor display in honor of North Carolina, we recommend using our state flag, which is finished with three borders of gold fringe and a pole sleeve.

North Carolina Flag Meaning

The usage and placement of the blue, red, and white fields are based on the national flag of the USA

The first date on the flag of North Carolina, May 20, 1775, is for the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The citizens of Mecklenburg County passed a document called the Mecklenburg Resolves, which annulled all British laws governing the territory. 

The second date, April 12, 1776, is for the Halifax Resolves, a document passed on that day by the North Carolina Provincial Congress that called for independence from Great Britain. 

Why are Flags at Half-Mast Today in NC?

Register for our half-staff notification service to receive alerts whenever a half-mast or staff proclamation is issued for the state of North Carolina.

Other Details

Capitol: Raleigh
Flag Adopted: March 2, 1885
Entered Union: November 21, 1789
Motto: "Esse quam videri" / "To be, rather than to seem"
Nickname: Old North State, Tar Heel State
Known For: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pepsi
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Dogwood
State Mammal: Eastern Gray Squirrel
Famous North Carolinians: Ava Gardner, Andy Griffith, Andrew Johnson, Thelonious Monk, Randy Travis, Chris Paul, Zach Galifianakis, Kellie Pickler