Official Florida State Flags
At the United States Flag Store, we love our flags and that means flags of all kinds and from all over the place with the official flag of Florida being no exception. Whether you are from the Sunshine State or just want to show your love, we have got the flag for you.
Design, Colors, and Description of Florida State Flags
The Florida State Flag features a red crux decussata otherwise known as St. Andrew's Cross on a white background along with the state seal in the center. The national motto, "In God We Trust," which also doubles as the Florida state motto is on the flag as well.
Be sure to check out our full selection of Florida flags
One of our most popular flags for the state is the Florida 3ft by 5ft Nylon Flag. It comes from the very popular Valley Forge company and is made with 100% nylon and 100% in the United States. It features brass grommets and has a strong, natural resistance to fading and fraying with an excellent fly ability, ready to wave in just the slightest breeze.
We also got Florida 4-inch by 6-inch Stick Flags, perfect to hand out and wave at celebrations, parties, and parades.
You can even get a Florida Flag Lapel Pin to wear and take with you on the go, whether you are going to a party, a night out on the town, or to the grocery store. And if you're not that flashy, a Florida Mini Window Banner will do the trick.
We even carry a Florida 8ft by 12ft Nylon Flag that is just waiting to tower over your business or commercial lot.
History, First Original Flag, Let us alone, Secession, and the Flag of the Republic of West Florida
The version of the Florida flag we see today has been in use since May 21, 1985, and is an amalgamation of previous versions. Going back to the roots of the United States tropic, the area of Florida would be under Spanish rule from the time periods of 1513 to 1763 and 1781 to 1821. The Spanish Cross of Burgundy was used to represent Spanish sovereignty during this era. This symbol looks a lot like the original St. Andrews Cross aside from its sawtooth pattern. The Cross of Burgundy was used by the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and was used to represent their independent states. Forms of this flag and symbol can still be found today in providences all over the world.
Spain would relinquish control of Florida over to Great Britain in 1763 only to take it back in 1781. For this brief period, the standard Union Jack of Great Britain was used throughout the colony shortly before reverting back to the original Spanish Cross of Burgundy.
Although East and West Florida would join the United States in 1821, they would not be admitted into the Union until 1845. The state would be without a flag from 1821 to 1861. A flag that featured the U.S. flag of the era in the canton and five colored bars with the words, "Let Us Alone," would be used at the 1845 inauguration of Governor William D. Moseley, although this was never considered or thought of to be an official state flag.
Florida would secede from the Union in 1861 in a declaration of becoming a "sovereign and independent nation." From January to September of that year, the Naval Ensign of Texas, similar to the "Lone Star Flag," but with thirteen alternating red and white stripes instead of three. This flag was used as a placeholder until Governor Perry was permitted to design a new flag. Perry's design used the same three-stripe design found in the Confederate flag with the blue field going all the way down to the bottom and the state seal within the canton. During this time, Florida would also see the Bonnie Blue Flag and the Flag of the Republic of West Florida flying over her land. Both of these flags feature a white five-point star on a blue background, with the Bonnie Blue having more of an Old Glory Blue color and West Florida with a lighter shade.
Following the Union's victory in the Civil War in 1865, Florida would once again join the United States. It would take a couple of years for Floridians to replace the previous Confederate-inspired three-stripe design. Their new flag would finally show up in 1868 with a fairly simple design and feature the state's seal on a white background. The imagery on the seal includes a Seminole woman spreading flowers, a steamboat, sun rays, and two Sabal palm trees. The cross of St. Andrews would finally be added in 1900, although no definitive properties regarding ratios were in effect at this time. The flag of Florida would stay the same for the next 85 years only changing with details of minutia on the seal both before and after this time.
Just for Fun
Did you know there is a magical place where alligators and crocodiles co-exist? Yep, in the Everglades National Park in South Florida. Okay, maybe it's not magical more like frightening.
There are more than 7700 lakes in the state of Florida.
Approximately 70% of the United States' oranges come from Florida.
The first communication satellite was launched into orbit by NASA in Cape Canaveral in 1960.
Florida is one of the most popular places in the world to live. The state sees just over 1000 people moving in every day and ranks #1 in domestic migration and #2 in international migration.