Flag of New Hampshire

Flag of New Hampshire
The flag of the state of New Hampshire

The flag of the state of New Hampshire consists of the state seal centered on a blue background. It was adopted in 1909, and changed once in 1931, when the state seal was modified. Prior to 1909, the state was represented by various regimental flags.

The seal depicts the frigate USS Raleigh and is surrounded by a laurel wreath with nine stars. The Raleigh is one of the first 13 warships sponsored by the Continental Congress for a new American navy, built in 1776, at Portsmouth.

The design was ranked as one of the ten worst flags (specifically 63rd out of 72) within the United States (including all US States and US Territories), Canadian provinces in a 2001 survey of members of the North American Vexillological Association.[1]

At least one elected official has suggested replacing the state seal in the center of the flag with the Old Man of the Mountain, to memorialize its collapse in 2003, but no official action has been taken on the proposal.

See also

  • State of New Hampshire
    • Category:Symbols of New Hampshire
      • Great Seal of the State of New Hampshire


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