Utah Flag (Historic)

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The historic design of the Utah state flag will be officially replaced on March 9, 2024. In addition to the new Utah flag, we will continue to offer the original design in select sizes for a limited time. 

Historic Utah Flag

Our Utah flags, featuring the old design, are made in America of 100% nylon and sewn edges, ensuring durability. In addition, these flags come equipped with a canvas header and brass grommets for secure attachment to any outdoor flagpole.


  • American made
  • 2011-2023 design
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Canvas heading
  • Brass grommets

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History & Meaning of the Utah Flag

The historic state flag was first adopted in 1913 when a version of the 1911 design intended for the USS Utah was altered by the flag manufacturer to be in color instead of white and encircled the seal in gold. Annie Wells Cannon, a Utah House of Representatives member, introduced legislation to declare the new design as the official state flag. 

On this flag perches a bald eagle, representing the US and protection. A beehive and sego lilies are shown on the seal, symbolizing hard work and peace. The six arrows below the eagle each stand for a different Native American tribe within Utah. Finally, the date 1847 references the entry of Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, and 1896 is the year that Utah became the 45th state of the Union.


Other Details

Capitol: Salt Lake City
Flag Adopted: February 16, 2011
Entered Union: January 4, 1896
Motto: "Industry"
Nickname: Beehive State
Known For: Fry Sauce, World Championship Dutch Oven Cook-Off
State Bird: Common American Gull
State Flower: Sego Lily
State Mammal: Rocky Mountain Elk
Famous Utahans: Butch Cassidy, Donny and Marie Osmond, Roseanne Barr, Chrissy Teigen, Julianne and Derek Hough