flag of Georgia
The Peach State
Admitted January 2, 1788

Georgia holds the record of having had the most flags (eight different iterations).

The flag has created controversy for the state. The 1956 version featured the Confederate battle flag, adopted soon after Brown v. Board of Education ruled segregation unconstitutional.

The current flag, based on the first Confederate national flag (“Stars and Bars”) was officially adopted May 8, 2003.

The people of Georgia voted to keep this version of the flag in a referendum on March 2, 2004.


The Georgia flag is a horizontal triband of red and white.

It features a square canton of blue charged with the state’s coat of arms in gold, surrounded by a ring of thirteen white five-pointed stars.

Below the coat of arms, the words “In God We Trust” are inscribed.

flag of Georgia


  • ring of stars

    13 stars

    the original thirteen colonies

  • three Greek-style columns


    three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial

  • Colonial soldier holding a sword


    protecting the Constitution

  • “Widom, Justice, Moderatino” on a banner


    wisdom, justice, moderation

  • In God we trust


    a foundation for all above it

Coat of Arms

The original coat of arms featured the date 1799 (as seen to the right). In 1914, the date was changed to 1776 to reference the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

the Georgia coat of arms


The Georgia flag uses the same red, white, and blue as the U.S. national flag.

Georgia statute does not provide Cable or Pantone values for the gold of the flag.The hex value here is an approximation.
Cable No. 70075 Old Glory Blue
PMS 282c
Cable No. 70180 Old Glory Red
PMS 193C
Cable No. 70001 White
Pantone White


The Georgia flag can be produced with different proportions including 2:3, 3:5, or 5:8.

construction sheet for the flag of Georgia

Previous iterations

  • a field of blue charged with the coat of arms in gold


    The flag supplied to militia units bearing the coat of arms.

  • a horizontal triband of red and white and a hoist-side vertical stripe of blue


    Introduced by Herman H. Perry, Georgia state senator. Based on the first Confederate national flag.

  • 1902–1906

    Upon the blue field, the coat of arms must be “stamped, painted or embroidered.”

  • 1906–1920

    A white shield is added along with a red banner with the word “Georgia.”

  • 1920–1956

    The coat of arms is replaced with the state seal in white and blue.

  • 1956–2001

    Designed by John Sammons Bell, the red and white bars are replaced with the Confederate battle flag.

  • a field of blue charged with the state seal and a banner containing five different flags (previous Georgia flags and U.S. national flags)


    Designed by architect Cecil Alexander and championed by Governor Roy Barnes, a very unpopular “compromise” version.

  • current Georgia flag


    The current Georgia state flag.