Official Mississippi State Flag 1894 – 2020 (Heavy Sewn 2-Ply Polyester)
The Mississippi state legislature adopted this state flag design on February 7th, 1894 and it served as the state flag until 2020 when it was replaced by the current flag. The Magnolia Flag which had served officially as the state flag during the civil war years 1861 – 1865 was Mississippi’s first official flag. The Magnolia flag, however, was nullified by a state constitutional convention that was assembled after the end of the civil war. Mississippi had no official state flag prior to 1861 or during the time after the Magnolia flag was nullified in 1865 until 1894 when this design was adopted. Created by Edward N. Scudder, the flag consisted of three equal horizontal bars of blue, white, and red. It also included the likeness of the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia in its canton (upper hoist-end corner). The 13 stars on the state flag officially represented the original thirteen states of the United States. There were also those who believed the 13 stars were representative of the 11 states that seceded from the Union, plus Missouri and Kentucky which both had a Union and a Confederate government.
Mississippi State Flag Pledge
“I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God.”
2-ply polyester is the most durable option for those who fly their flag 24/7 and for areas with higher winds.
- Heavy-duty fully-sewn construction
- 3×5 has embroidered stars
- 6×10 has appliqued stars
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying