Ohio's state flag was adopted in 1902 and is the only state flag that is not rectangular. Architect John Eisemann designed the Ohio state burgee (a pennant with a swallowtail tip.) The "O" in the center of the blue field is thought to represent both the name Ohio and the buckeye. The buckeye is a round nut from the buckeye tree found in abundance in Ohio giving it its nickname "The Buckeye State." Thirteen white stars surround the letter O representing the original thirteen states. Four separate stars sit alone to the rightmost part of field, representing the four states joining the Union after the original thirteen: Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. Five red and white stripes complete the Ohio state flag.
Annin state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This material, developed especially for the flag industry, is engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
Annin's outdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18 inches, 2x3 ft., 3x5 ft., 4x6 ft., 5x8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft.
Larger outdoor sizes are available through our custom department.
Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available in sizes 3x5 ft. and 4x6 ft.