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Coats of arms of the U.S. states

The coats of arms of the U.S. states are coats of arms, adopted by those states that have chosen, that are an official symbol of the state, alongside their seal. Eighteen states have officially adopted coats of arms. The former independent Republic of Texas and Kingdom of Hawaii each had a separate national coat of arms, which are no longer used.

Alabama[1]: Adopted March 14, 1939 (by State Legislature)
Connecticut[2]: Adopted March 24, 1931 (by State Legislature)
Delaware[3]: Adopted 1777
Maine[4]: Adopted June 9, 1820
Massachusetts: Adopted 1775 (by Legislature, re-affirmed by Governor Hancock and Cabinet on December 13, 1780)
Michigan[5]: Adopted 1835 (by Constitutional Convention) 1911 (current design)
Mississippi[6]: Adopted February 7, 1894 (by Legislative Committee)
Missouri:[7] Official
New Jersey: Official
New York: Official
North Dakota: Adopted 1957
Ohio:[8] Adopted 1953, modified 1996
Pennsylvania: Adopted 1778
Rhode Island[9]: Adopted 1881, effective 1 February 1882 (by General Assembly)
Texas[10]: Adopted 1845 (set in Constitution)
Vermont: Adopted 1862 (by Act No. 11)
West Virginia: Adopted September 26, 1863 (by Legislature)
Wisconsin[11]: Official


See also


  1. ^ "Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama". State Government. Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Amoral Bearings". State Government. Official State Website. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Civic Heraldry of the United States (Delaware)". State Government. Heraldry of the World. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Civic Heraldry of the United States (Maine)". State Government. Heraldry of the World. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Coat of Arms". State Government. Secretary of State. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "State Symbols". State Government. Mississippi.Gov. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Missouri State Flag". State of Missouri. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Ohio". State of Ohio. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  9. ^ "State Symbols". State Government. RI.Gov. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Texas State Seal". State Government. Secretary of State. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 

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