Tennessee Tennessee State Flag

The Tennessee flag was formally adopted on February 3, 1905. Since, Tennessee has maintained the same flag for the last 119 years.

The Tennessee flag was voted 12th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 3 main colors in the Tennessee flag are #CC0000, #002D65, and #FFFFFF. The Tennessee flag width is 1.7 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 5.1 feet.

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The Tennessee State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on February 3, 1905.


#CC0000 78.6%
#002D65 15%
#FFFFFF 5.9%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.


The Tennessee state flag contains a blue circle in the very center of the flag which holds three white stars and outlined in white against a bold red background. There is also a strip of blue on the fly of the flag.


The stars in the center circle represent the three grand divisions of the state: East, Middle and West Tennessee. The white outline to the blue circle symbolizes the unity of the three grand divisions. Tennessee is unique in that its width, which takes approximately eight hours to drive. The Tennessee government has a rich history of being able to unify all cities and counties in this great territory. The blue bar on the rightmost part of the flag was purely added for design.


For years, Tennessee used a different flag. That one was three bands of red, blue and white, which were all slanted. These stripes were at the time intended to represent the three divisions of the state. On that flag there was also a number 16 with the slogan “The Volunteer State.” The 16 signified the fact of Tennessee being the sixteenth state to enter the Union. In 1861, with the Civil War approaching, a flag was proposed that was similar to the first Confederate flag but with the Tennessee seal on it. In 1905, the state flag design was created by LeRoy Reeves, a member of the Tennessee National Guard. This is the same design used today!

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