Flag of Indiana
Indiana Flag Description:
The flag of Indiana consists of a blue base with a golden torch that is surrounded by 19 gold, five-pointed stars, with "Indiana" written above the torch.
Indiana Flag Meaning:
The torch represents liberty and enlightenment. Its flames' rays symbolize its far-reaching influence. The outer circle of 13 stars stand for the 13 original colonies of the United States. The inner half-circle of five stars signify the next five states to join the Union. The large star above the torch symbolizes Indiana as the 19th state admitted to the Union.
Indiana Flag History:
The flag was adopted on May 31, 1917. Indiana is the 19th state of the union, gaining statehood on Dec. 11, 1816.
Interesting Indiana Facts:
Indiana's state nickname is the Hoosier State.
In 1913, Indiana artist Paul Hadley designed the flag as part of a flag contest.