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State Symbols of Alabama

Information about the official state symbols of Alabama. See also more About Alabama and our Alabama Travel Guide.

Images of Alabama Symbols
Flag: Alabama State Flag
Seal: Great Seal of Alabama
Quarter: Alabama State Quarter
Other: Coat of Arms of Alabama

State Arts of Alabama
Alabama State Folk Dance: Square Dance
Alabama State Song: "Alabama"
Alabama State Drama: at the "The Miracle Worker" / Helen Keller Festival
Alabama State Musical: Incident at Looney's Tavern
Alabama State Theater: Alabama Historic Theatre (Birmingham)

State Attractions of Alabama
Alabama State Agriculture Museum: Landmark Park (Dothan)

State Events of Alabama
Alabama State Renaissance Fair: Florence Renaissance Fair
Alabama State Horse Show: AOHA State Championship Horse Show

State Flora of Alabama -
Alabama State Flower: Camellia (was Goldenrod 1927-1959)
Alabama State Wildflower: Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartr)
Alabama State Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Miller).
Alabama State Tree Fruit: (Rosacea, genus Prunus, Species P. persica)

State Fauna of Alabama
Alabama State Amphibian: Red Hills Salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti Highton)
Alabama State Bird: Yellowhammer (Colaptes auratus)
Alabama State Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (also state mascot)
Alabama State Game Bird: Eastern Wild Turkey
Alabama State Fish (Freshwater): Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Alabama State Fish (Saltwater): Fighting Tarpon (Tarpon atlanticus),
Alabama State Horse: Racking Horse
Alabama State Insect: Monarch Butterfly
Alabama State Mammal: Black Bear (Ursus americanus Pallas)
Alabama State Reptile: Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle (Pseudemys alabamensis)

State Geology of Alabama
Alabama State Gemstone: Sta Blue Quartz
Alabama State Rock: Marble
Alabama State Mineral: Hematite (red Iron Ore)
Alabama State Fossil: Zeuglodon (Basilosaurus cetoides)
Alabama State Soil: Bama Soil Series

State Foods and Drinks of Alabama
Alabama State Fruit: Blackberry (Rubus, R. occidentalis)
Alabama State Nut: Pecan
Alabama State Spirits: Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey

Miscellaneous State Symbola of Alabama
Alabama State Shell: Johnstone's Junonia (Scaphella junonia johnstoneae)
Alabama State Bible: Bible purchased in 1953
Alabama State Quilt: Pine Burr Quilt

Other State Symbols of Alabama
Alabama State Name Origin: Alibamu Indians
Alabama State Nickname: "The Yellowhammer State"
Alabama State Motto (Latin): ""Audemus jura nostra defendere""
Alabama State Motto (English): "We Dare Defend our Rights"


Alabama State Poets Laureate
- Bert Henderson (1959-1974)
- Carl Patrick Morton (1983-1987)
- Helen Friedman Blackshear (1995-1999)
- Helen Norris (1999-2003)
- Mary B. Ward (1954-1958)
- Morton Dennison Prouty, Jr. 1988-1991)
- Ralph Hammond (1992-1995)
- Samuel Minturn Peck (1930-1938)
- Sue Walker (2003-2012)
- William Young Elliott (1975-1982)

Alabama State Symbol Resources
- Alabama State Archives: Official Emblems, Symbols, Honors


Alabama Travel Guide

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