USA Official State Flag of Kentucky

Kentucky (KY)?

Kentucky's General Assembly adopted a state flag in 1918 but could not agree on the the final specification for ten years. Yes, it took ten years to reach satisfactory agreement from all concerned. In 1928, the General Assembly gave final approval for the flag and actually incorporated a drawing of the flag in the statutes.



The flag was to display the state seal centered on a field of blue. The following is an exerpt from the Kentucky State Statute concerning the design of the flag.?

2.030 State flag.
(1) The official state flag of the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be of navy blue silk, nylon, wool or cotton bunting, or some other suitable material, with the seal of the Commonwealth encircled by a wreath, the lower half of which shall be goldenrod in bloom and the upper half the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky," embroidered, printed, painted or stamped on the center thereof. The dimensions of the flag may vary, but the length shall be one and nine-tenths (1 9/10) times the width and the diameter of the seal and encirclement shall be approximately two-thirds (2/3) the width of the flag.

If you want more information on the State Flags of the United States, you might want to check How Proudly They Wave: Flags of the Fifty States by Rita D. Haban. This book is geared toward kids... and for adults like me who want to know about the history and design significance of the flags of all fifty states but can't find this information in an expensive encyclopedia.