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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 can be a complex and absorbing area of research.

Handbook of Texas article on Flags of Texas

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.

Handbook of Texas article on Maps

State Archives Map Collection (Searchable Database)

Related topics from Texas Treasures:

Design of the Lone Star Flag

Historic Flags from the Texas State Library and Archives

The King's Highway



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