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Maryland State Flag

Maryland State Flag


The state of Maryland Flag is digitally printed on 200 denier SolarMax® nylon. The fabric is made for outdoor use with four rows of stitching on the fly end. The material of the flag starts as white, and the coats of arms are printed using DuPont ink. The flag is treated to resist sun and chemical deterioration. The state of Maryland flag is printed single side reverse, which means it reads correctly on the front and reads in reverse on the back. However, the Maryland flag is the same in the front as it is in the back, so you would never notice. Our flags are have canvas header material and brass grommets on 12″x18″ through 6’x10′. 8’x12′ and larger are finished with D Rings and either canvas webbing or rope and thimble. 4’x6′ and smaller are available with pole hem and/or fringe.

MADE in the USA

History of Maryland State Flag:

  • Adopted on March 9, 1904
  • In the top left and the bottom right of the flag is a black and gold design which comes from the Calvert coat of arms
  • In the top right and bottom left of the flag is a red and white design which comes from the Crossland coat of arms
  • Maryland was founded by Cecilius Calvert 
    • His family crest had to do the gold and black in it. The gold and black was associated with Maryland until they gained independence – but was brought back in 1854
    • The gold and black flag became popular during the American Civil War
      • Maryland was still part of the Union even though a large population supported confederacy 
      • Those who supported the confederacy adopted the red and white part of the current flag 
    • Once the war was over people of Maryland made their way back no matter what side they were fighting on 
    • The combined the 2 flags and made the one they have today
  • The flag of Maryland has the 4th best design according to a survey from the North American Vexillological Association 
  • Maryland is the only state in the Union that has a guideline on how to display your flagpole
  • In 1945 the Maryland General Assembly decided to make the gold cross ornament to be on top of every flag pole with the state flag 
    • In 2007 the governor’s mansion stopped displaying the cross on the flagpole, but that flags as the statehouse still have the cross
    • In March of 2015 the cross was out back up at the governor’s house
    • The cross is displayed at many other state buildings including public schools, but not all businesses do

12inx18in, 2ftx3ft, 3ftx5ft, 4ftx6ft, 5ftx8ft, 6ftx10ft, 8ftx12ft, 10ftx15ft, 12ftx18ft

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