Mississippi flag
Legislation Creating
Mississippi Flag


The state flag was designed by a legislative committee appointed in February, 1894. The flag features "the union square, in width two-thirds of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be red and a broad blue saltier theron, bordered with white and emblazoned with thirteen mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding with the number of the original States of the Union; the field to be divided into three bars of equal width, the upper one blue, the center one white, and the lower one extended the whole length of the flag, red - the national colors; the staff surmounted with a spear-head and a battle-axe below; the flag to be fringed with gold, and the staff gilded with gold."


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Last updated Wednesday, November 15, 2000