What Did the Republic of Texas Flag Look Like?


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The last official flag of the Republic of Texas is the same state flag currently in use in 2015, and features one blue vertical stripe adjacent to a horizontal white stripe above a horizontal red stripe. A single five-pointed white star is in the center of the blue stripe.

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Adopted by the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1839, it served as the national flag for the republic until Texas gained statehood in 1845. This “lone-star” flag replaced one known as the Burnett flag, which Texas had adopted after it gained independence from Mexico in 1836, and it featured a gold or white star against a solid blue background. The Burnett flag continued to serve as a battle flag until 1879.

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