Alabama State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Alabama.

The flag of Alabama was adopted on 16 February 1895. It is composed of a red Saint Andrew’s cross on white background. This placement (saltire) is an important heraldic symbol which means that the pattern is placed diagonally across the flag. The St. Andrew's Cross represents the martyrdom of the apostle, crucified by the Romans for having preached in Moesia (today's Romania). It is a powerful symbol in the Anglo Saxon countries, including Ireland and Scotland. The flag of Alabama is also identical to the one that represents Ireland in the flag of the United Kingdom. It seems to report directly to the secessionist (or Southern) flag, which was the one of the revolt of the people at the origin of the creation of the United States. In this case, the flag should be square and therefore couldn’t represent the Cross of St. Andrew. That point is still yet discussed by historians. The first flag of Alabama in 1861 sported the words "Independent now and forever". Alabama joined the United States on July 4, 1820. Alabama is known as the "Heart of Dixie", and its capital is Montgomery.

On this website, you can download the Alabamian flag in different sizes.

All Alabama's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Alabama's flag