Nevada Nevada State Flag

The Nevada flag was formally adopted on July 25, 1991. Since, Nevada has maintained the same flag for the last 27 years.

The Nevada flag was voted 40th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 2 main colors in the Nevada flag are #0047AB and #FFDF00. The Nevada flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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Nevada Flag

The Nevada State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on July 25, 1991.

Colors

#0047AB 94.4%
#FFDF00 2.1%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The Nevada state flag is primarily a gorgeous shade of cobalt blue. In the top left corner is the Nevada state emblem which has a silver star and below it, the state's name. Just above the star is a gold scroll which is unfurled and bears the words “Battle Born,” one of the mottos of the state due to the fact it came into being during the American Civil War. Below the star and “Nevada” are two bunches of green sagebrush with yellow flowers.

Meaning

The simple reason for the main colors of the flag being silver and blue is that they are the state’s colors. The sagebrush is the state flower, the silver color of the star also represents that silver is the state mineral, and the gold color of the scroll represents the wealth of the state in its natural resources. The name “Nevada,” written on the flag is Spanish for “snowclad.” This is in itself a testament to the great peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The scroll with the words “Battle Born” is a reminder that Nevada became a state during the bloody Civil War.

History

Nevada didn't have an official state flag until 1905. At that time, the state used one that had the words “gold” and “silver” written across it in those colors against a background of blue. Gold and silver have always been used with the Nevada flag to represent these rich resources. On this original one, there were also thirty-six stars that represented Nevada being the 36th state to enter the Union.

Just a few years later in 1915, the flag was updated. The Nevada coat of arms was added and the thirty-six stars were moved so they encircled the shield. Also added to this flag were the words “All for our Country” below the centerpiece. However, this flag was short-lived and changed eleven years later. In 1926, the Lieutenant Governor decided this current flag was too costly because of the intricate design. Many people weren't able to produce it because of the cost, and he wanted a state flag which could be easily used by many citizens throughout Nevada. He asked for a new design, and that summer, there was a contest held to determine it. Louis Shellback III won the contest. His design was used, but was modified slightly by the legislature before it became official. After a few years of deliberating over where exactly to place the word “Nevada,” the government agreed on the design and the governor signed a bill which would make this design the official state flag. It became law in 1929.

Sixty years later, it was found that the bill sent to the governor didn't accurately describe the placement of the word “Nevada.” So, a new law was created two years later that determined “Nevada” be at the bottom of the star, but above the flowers. Until that time it had been written as a circle around the star with the “N” at the top.


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