Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

The First National Flag

"Stars and Bars"


National Flags that have flown over Alabama

Royal flag of Spain

Flag of the Kingdom of Spain

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto visited the Southeast U.S., including Alabama, in the 1540s.
Flag of Bourbon France

Flag of Bourbon France

Iberville and Bienville established Fort Louis de la Mobile as the capital of French Louisiana in 1702.
Flag of British Empire

Flag of the British Empire

Great Britain acquired French Louisiana east of the Mississippi as a result of the French and Indian War in 1763. The Louisiana territories west of the Mississippi were ceded to Spain.
flag of Bourbon Spain

Flag of Bourbon Spain

Spanish Governor of Louisiana Bernardo Galvez captured Mobile from the British during the American Revolution.
U.S. flag

Flag of the United States

The United States annexed West Florida -- which included Mobile and Baldwin Counties-- from Spain in 1810.
flag of the Alabama Secession Convention

Flag of the Alabama Secession Convention

Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11, 1861.
First national flag, Confederacy

First National Flag, Confederate States of America

March 13, 1861 Alabama officially joined the Confederate States of America.
U.S. flag

Flag of the United States

Alabama was re-admitted to the Union after the Civil War.
Images courtesy of http://www.anyflag.com/ and Flags of the Confederacy

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Updated: February 6, 2014



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