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State Symbols

State Symbols Map

The 50 U.S. states are represented by hundreds of officially designated symbols, along with countless unofficial symbols. (continued below)

Alabama Illinois Montana Rhode Island
Alaska Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Arizona Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arkansas Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
California Kentucky New Jersey Texas
Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Connecticut Maine New York Vermont
Delaware Maryland North Carolina Virginia
District of Columbia Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania  

 

Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming

 

Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
District of Columbia North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawaii Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan West Virginia
Minnesota Wisconsin
Mississippi Wyoming
Missouri  
My State Symbols Book

In fact, the sheer number of symbols makes it difficult to organize, study, and understand them. I was the first to develop a state symbols classification scheme, beginning with three broad categories: symbols of state, ecosymbols (plants, animals, and minerals), and cultural symbols.

I was also the first to undertake the task of grading each state’s symbols rosters. (The results weren’t pretty.)

In fact, I’m the author of a four-book series focusing on state symbols that is light years ahead of the stuffy references that have been gathering dust in libraries across America for decades.

This website offers brief descriptions of the state symbols, along with additional resources that should make it a good resource for students writing school reports. If you have a greater than average interest in state symbols, I suggest you continue your journey with My State Symbols Book.

Geobop’s State Symbols is a huge reference—a virtual dinosaur. Tentatively priced at $100, I do not recommend it for anyone other than reference librarians, students of Americana, and hard core state symbols fanatics.