among the state flags of the union, the Ohio
State Flag was designed by John Eisemann.
Described as a pennant, the Ohio burgee is
properly a swallowtail design. It was adopted in
flag, unique in shape but uncomplicated in
design, is filled with symbolism. The union of
the flag, a large blue triangle is populated
with seventeen white stars. Those that are
grouped around the circle represent the thirteen
original colonies. The four stars found at the
apex of the triangle combine with the stars of
the thirteen original colonies to total
seventeen. Ohio was the seventeenth state to
enter the union.
red and two white horizontal stripes and the
blue field copy the red, white and blue of the
Stars and Stripes. The blue field represents
Ohio's hills and valleys. The stripes represent
the roads and waterways of the state.
white circle with a its red center forms the "O"
in Ohio and can also be related to the state's
nickname, the "Buckeye State."
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