Flags and Maps of Texas

Texans have always had a strong interest in flags, as exemplified by many displays of the well-known "Six Flags of Texas," which symbolize the six countries that have ruled over Texas: the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of Spain, the Mexican Federal Republic, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. Within each of these time periods, many different flags were in use, so the study of flags is a complex and absorbing area of research.

Maps are also a fascinating area of research, revealing both the sources and quality of geographic data and the mapmaking technology available in each period. In addition, the historical maps of Texas reveal the impact of human activity in Texas in a unique way that cannot be described by any other type of document.

See more flags of Texas history from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in our Historic Flags of Texas online exhibit.

Historic Flags from the Texas State Library and Archives Texas Treasures Exhibit

State Archives Map Collection (Searchable Database)

Handbook of Texas article on Flags of Texas

Handbook of Texas article on Maps

Read about the -  Design of the Lone Star Flag

Read about - The King's Highway


Page last modified: April 25, 2016