Ohio's state flag was adopted in 1902 and is the only state
flag that is not rectangular. Architect John Eisemann designed
the Ohio state burgee (a pennant with a swallowtail tip.)
The "O" in the center of the blue field is thought
to represent both the name Ohio and the buckeye. The buckeye
is a round nut from the buckeye tree found in abundance in
Ohio giving it its nickname "The Buckeye State." Thirteen
white stars surround the letter O representing the original
thirteen states. Four separate stars sit alone to the rightmost
part of field, representing the four states joining the Union
after the original thirteen: Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee,
and Ohio. Five red and white stripes complete the Ohio state
Annin state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This
material, developed especially for the flag industry, is
engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
Annin's outdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18
inches, 2x3 ft., 3x5 ft., 4x6 ft., 5x8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft.
Larger outdoor sizes are available through our custom department.
Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available
in sizes 3x5 ft. and 4x6 ft.
Miniature desk flags are
available in sizes 4x6 inch and 8 x 12 inch.