Display the unique Ohio flag to represent the variety of agricultural and urban areas of the Buckeye State. This pennant-shaped design is called a Burgee, and our authentic American-made Ohio state flag is great for flying indoors and outdoors.
The Ohio Flag
Our Ohio Burgee flag can be purchased specifically made for inside or outdoor use.
Outdoor Ohio Flag Options
Nylon flags are great for everyday display thanks to their lightweight design that ensures your flag flies majestically in light breezes. Our American-made nylon Ohio flag is also quick-drying and features a vibrant, long-lasting digital print.
Nylon Ohio flags are available in multiple sizes, but our 3’ x 5’ flag size is the most popular choice. A canvas header with brass grommets keeps this nylon flag well-attached to any of our outdoor flagpoles.
We also offer a polyester heavy-duty Ohio flag for environments with wild winds and harsher climates. Heavier than the nylon flag, stronger winds are necessary for this flag to fly gracefully. The polyester flag is only available in the 3’ x 5’ flag size.
All outdoor nylon and polyester flags feature:
- American made authentic design
- Strong canvas header
- Brass grommets
- Long lasting digital print
Indoor Ohio Flag Options
Our nylon Ohio flag also is great for indoor use. For a classic indoor display look, a sleeve and 3-sided gold fringe may be added to your nylon Ohio flag. Flags with fringes and sleeves are meant to be hung from any of our indoor flagpoles. Respect the fringe, these flags are not designed for hanging on wall or outdoor flagpoles.
The indoor flag with sleeve and fringe features:
- American made authentic design
- Leather tab
- Gold fringe
- Pole sleeve
Burgee Flag History
Ohio became the 17th state in 1803 and for nearly a century the state militia carried a variety of flags based on the US stars and stripes. By the 1860s, a flag with the state seal was commonly used at the capitol in Columbus.
In 1901, Cleveland architect John Eisenmann designed a flag to fly over the Ohio Hall at the Pan-American Exhibition. Ohio’s governor was so impressed, he obtained a patent for the design. The swallowtail-shaped Ohio state flag was adopted in 1902.
Because of the flag’s non-rectangular design, a folding method proposed by an Eagle Scout was adopted in 2005.
Ohio State Flag Meaning
Here are the meanings behind the choices for colors and designs on the Ohio flag:
- The five horizontal red and white stripes represent the roads and waterways of the state
- The blue triangle represents the state’s hills and valleys
- The O is for Ohio, the shape of the famous buckeye nut and the original Ohio territory
- The 13 stars around the O are for the 13 original colonies
- The four additional stars are because Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union
Other DetailsCapitol: Columbus
Flag Adopted: May 9, 1902
Entered Union: March 1, 1803
Motto: "With God, all things are possible"
Nickname: The Buckeye State, The Mother of Presidents, Birthplace of Aviation, The Heart of It All
Known For: Buckeyes, Aviation
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Scarlet Carnation
State Mammal: White-Tailed Deer
Famous Ohioans: Neil Armstrong, Doris Day, Thomas Edison, Clark Gable, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren Harding, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Toni Morrison, Annie Oakley, Gloria Steinem, William H. Taft