The Kentucky State flag showcases the power and rustic nobility of “The Bluegrass State”. The flag of Commonwealth of Kentucky consists of the state seal elegantly centered in a blue field. Within the Kentucky seal, a statesman and a frontiersman embrace. Popular belief maintains that the statesman and frontiersman are Henry Clay, Kentucky’s most famous statesman, and Daniel Boone, an early pioneer and explorer. The Kentucky state motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” circles them. Sprays of goldenrod and the words “Commonwealth of Kentucky” surround the motto. Kentucky was the 15th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792. The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Kentucky flag was designed by Jesse Cox Burges and adopted in 1918.
Full History of the Kentucky State Flag
The first national flags of Kentucky were those of the nations whose citizens had immigrated to the state. Kentucky saw the British Union Jack fly until the American Revolution. Virginia's flag was flown in the state following the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
In 1792, Kentucky ratified the Union and accepted its flag. Over Kentucky during the American Civil War, both the Union and Confederate flags were flown.
The state flag was created by Jesse Cox Burgess in 1918. On March 26, 1918, the plan was formally adopted. The flag's design hasn't been altered, and it's still in use today. State-wide standardization of the flag's design occurred in 1963.
Design of the Kentucky Flag
The Commonwealth's seal is displayed on a navy blue background, bordered by the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" above and sprigs of the state flower, goldenrod, below.
The seal features an embrace between a pioneer and a statesman. According to popular opinion, the man in the suit on the right is Henry Clay, Kentucky's most renowned statesman, and the man in the buckskin on the left is Daniel Boone, who is largely responsible for the exploration of Kentucky. The guys represent all frontiersmen and statesmen rather than a specific individual, according to the official justification.
Kentucky's flag was voted 66th when the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) polled its members in 2001 about the designs of the 72 Canadian province, American state, and American territorial flags.
Colors of the Kentucky Flag
The primary color in the Kentucky flag is blue, which makes up the background of the Kentucky state flag. Several colors, including white, blue, gray, and brown, can be seen on the state seal. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is spelt out above the seal in gold letters, while the state motto is written in blue font. Under the seal are green and gold goldenrod blossoms.
Meaning of the Kentucky Flag
The state seal is displayed on Kentucky's flag. A pioneer and a statesman are hugging in the seal's design. Many people think that Henry Clay is meant to be the statesman and Daniel Boone is meant to be the pioneer. Officially, however, it is claimed that this picture represents all frontiersmen and statemen. The state's motto, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall," is also displayed on the flag. The Commonwealth of Kentucky's name is also written in text on the flag, and the state flower, springs of goldenrod, surround the seal.
Interesting Fact About the Kentucky Flag
In 2000, the General Assembly approved the oath of fealty to the Kentucky flag that is set down below:
“I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High."
FAQ About the State of Kentucky
Who are the two men on the Kentucky flag?
The seal features an embrace between a pioneer and a statesman. According to popular opinion, the man in the suit on the right is Henry Clay, Kentucky's most renowned statesman, and the man in the buckskin on the left is Daniel Boone, who is largely responsible for the exploration of Kentucky.
What is Kentucky's state food?
Every region with a barbecue reputation has its own distinct flavor, and Kentucky is no exception. Mutton, or sheep meat, is the star ingredient in most Kentucky barbecue dishes. Welsh immigrants brought sheep to Daviess County, and when a ewe was too old to lamb, the farmers would cook it.
What is Kentucky famous for?
Along with horse racing, bourbon, moonshine, coal, the historic state park "My Old Kentucky Home," the manufacture of automobiles, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the Kentucky colonel, Kentucky is also well-known for its culture. The longest known cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave, is part of the American national park Mammoth Caves National Park, which is located in west-central Kentucky.
The Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System is the official name of the system after it was joined in 1972 with the lengthier system beneath Flint Ridge to the north. A national park, a world heritage site, a biosphere reserve, and an international dark sky park were all created for the area on July 1, 1941, October 27, 1981, September 26, 1990, and October 28, 2021, respectively. The 52,830 acres of the park are mostly in Edmonson County, with a few spots stretching into Hart and Barren counties to the east. The Nolin River, a tributary of the Green River, enters the Green River immediately inside the park, which is traversed by the Green River. With more than 420 miles of studied corridors, Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world. Sac Actun underwater cave in Mexico is the second-longest known cave system.
What Kentucky Flags do we Offer?
We are proud to offer various Kentucky State Flags to help you display and honor the Bluegrass State.
Our Outdoor Kentucky flags come in two different fabrics and a range of sizes. The nylon and polyester used to create these exquisite flags is from our Beacon® and Patriarch® brands. Both brands have the best craftsmanship and artistic talent and are exclusive to Carrot Top materials. All Carrot Top flags include vibrant, vivid, and fade-resistant colors as well as strengthened lock stitching to prevent fraying. Outdoor Kentucky flags have two brass grommets for quick connection to your flagpole and removal as well as a lined pole sleeve. Beacon® nylon Kentucky flags are made for areas with mild to moderate weather and gentle winds. These flags are made of sturdy, braided nylon that wavers gracefully in the wind. The following sizes of outdoor Kentucky flags are offered: 12" x 18", 2' x 3', 3' x 5', 4' x 6', 5' x 8', 6' x 10', and 8' x 12'. The Kentucky flags from Patriarch® are made of durable, two-ply polyester that feels and looks like cotton. These flags are made for places with ferocious winds and severe weather. The Patriarch® flag comes in three different sizes: 3'x5', 4'x6', and 5'x8'.
Our Indoor Kentucky flags can be used to decorate any indoor space, including a home, business, school, church, or other public space. Our proprietary Beacon® material is used to create indoor Kentucky flags, which have vivid, strong colors and fine craftsmanship. These flags include a lined pole sleeve and thick, classic gold fringe around the other edges. The ideal approach to respect Kansas is with indoor Kansas flags. There are two sizes of these flags, 3' x 5' and 4' x 6'. The 3' x 5' Kentucky flag is made to be used with either our 8' Jointed Oak finishing pole or our specialized Majestic Telescopic Pole. The 9' Jointed Oak finishing pole or any of our Majestic flagpoles go great with the 4' x 6' Kentucky flag.
With Kentucky Flag Sets, you can create the kind of display that best meets your requirements. Choose your preferred flag (size), flagpole, and (pole) finish from the Carrot Top flag sets. Improve your current decor or come up with a fresh design and appearance. Carrot Top wants to make sure that the Kentucky flag you choose and the flagpole you use produce the best presentation. Our Kentucky flag Sets are elegant, lovely, and expertly presented displays of the state flag of Kentucky. The sizes of the Kentucky flag are 3' x 5' and 4' x 6'. Planning an indoor display should take ceiling clearance into account, however our unique 5-9' Majestic Telescopic Flagpole will display both flags and fits neatly into most areas. There are three (pole finish) options available for this adjustable pole: gold, chrome, and wood-grained. It is also simple to move and build. With our Jointed Oak finishing pole, Carrot Top also provides a more conventional flagpole. While the 4'x 6' Kentucky is more suited for presentation with the 9' Jointed Oak Pole, the 3'x 5' Kentucky also pairs with the 8' Jointed Oak finishing pole. The two-piece, hardwood Jointed Oak flagpole with brass joints.
Our Kentucky Flags are Made in the USA!
We are proud to carry exclusive Kentucky state flags and American flags that are always Made in the USA. Your interest in our Kentucky flags and American flags directly promotes American independence, aids the national economy and ensures a safe working environment for those who are making your flags. It’s no wonder the American people are so proud to support products that are Made in America!
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