Nebraska Nebraska State Flag

The Nebraska flag was formally adopted on July 16, 1963. Since, Nebraska has maintained the same flag for the last 61 years.

The Nebraska flag was voted 56th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 3 main colors in the Nebraska flag are #002A86, #FFCC00, and #C8C8C8. The Nebraska flag width is 1.7 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 5.1 feet.

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The Nebraska State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on July 16, 1963.


#002A86 84.6%
#FFCC00 9.4%
#C8C8C8 2%
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The Nebraska state flag proudly shows its state seal on a dark blue background. Surrounding the seal are the words, “Great Seal of the State of Nebraska” with the date, “March 1st 1867” written on the bottom half, the date when Nebraska was officially admitted to the Union. The seal itself is gold and includes various motifs like a blacksmith hammering on an anvil in the foreground. Other pictures within the seal include wheat, a cabin, the transcontinental railroad and a steamboat sailing on the Missouri River. The Rocky Mountains are also set in the background.


The river and mountains represent the natural wealth of Nebraska, while its flourishing agriculture is depicted through the cabin and wheat. The hardworking blacksmith with his anvil and hammer symbolizes the state’s industrial development. The railroad and boat denote the most common modes of transportation while also representing westward expansion. Above the mountains flows a ribbon with the state motto, “Equality before the Law.” This motto originally referred to the right of each settler to public land, but at the time of the seal’s adoption it was seen as a reference to the abolition of slavery. Overall, the Nebraskan flag is a symbol of the state’s growing wealth and shining future as the Cornhusker State.


Though adopted as the 37th state into the union, Nebraska was one of the last states to adopt a state flag. The flag’s design was promoted by many people like House of Representatives member Isaac Wiles who designed the seal for the state of Nebraska. However, the seal was created some time before the actual flag was designed. Governor David Butler, Nebraska’s first governor, signed the bill to allocate funds for the flag’s creation on June 15, 1867. The original flag is displayed in the Office of the Secretary of State in the Capitol.

Unlike other states that have assigned more naturalistic coloring to their seals when used on their flags or purposes like stationery, Nebraska strictly limits the colors to gold, silver and blue. The flag was referred to as the ‘state banner’ until 1963, when the Nebraska legislature officially designated it as the ‘state flag.’

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