List of U.S. state tartans

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This is a list of tartans that have been adopted by law by their respective state legislatures as official U.S. state symbols. Not all states have an official tartan.

Tartan Scottish cloth pattern, often representing a clan or other group

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.



StateTartanYearNamePattern (sett)
California California Tartan.PNG 2001 [1] [2] California State Tartan Y8 B2 G20 S4 G20 S8 G20 S4 G20 B32 A56 B2 K8
Colorado Colorado-tartan.png 1997 [3] [4] Colorado State Tartan [Y/8] R6 MB34 K40 G4 W6 Lv6 W6 [G/64]
Connecticut Connecticut state tartan.png 1995 [5] [6] State Tartan [5]
Georgia Georgia Tartan.gif 1997 [7] [8] The Georgia Tartan [7]
Hawaii Tartan Large.jpg 2008 [9] The Hawaii Tartan [10] A8 R4 Y4 A48 E16 GN40 Y4 R6 [9]
Illinois Illinois state tartan.png 2012 [11] Illinois State Tartan
Iowa Iowa state tartan.png 2004 [12] The Iowa Tartan [13]
Louisiana Louisiana state tartan.png 2001 [14] The Louisiana Tartan [15]
Massachusetts Massachusetts state tartan.png 2003 [16] Bay State Tartan [16]
Nevada Nevada-tartan.png 2001 [17] State Tartan [18]
New Hampshire State Tartan of New Hampshire.png 1995 [19] [20] New Hampshire State Tartan [19]
North Carolina NC tartan.jpg 1991 [21] Carolina Tartan [22] R64 A28 K32 Y6 K6 W8 K8 R4 G56 R26 K8 R8 W4 [23]
Oklahoma Oklahoma-tartan.png 1999The Oklahoma tartan was designed by Jerrel Murray and adopted by the legislature in 1999 (HCR1025, 1999).R3 W6 B42 Y4 K16 Y4 B42 W6 R3
Rhode Island Rhode Island state tartan.png 2000 [24] The Official Rhode Island Tartan
South Carolina NC tartan.jpg 2002 [25] Carolina Tartan [26] R64 A28 K32 Y6 K6 W8 K8 R4 G56 R26 K8 R8 W4 [23]
Tennessee Tennessee state tartan.png 1999 [27] State Tartan
Texas Texas Bluebonnet Tartan.svg 1989Texas Bluebonnet Tartan [28] G4 R2 B16 W2 R2 W2 LB16 W2 LB16 W2 Y1 [28]
Utah Utah state tartan.png 1996 [29] Utah Centennial Tartan [29] W2 B6 R6 B4 R6 G18 R6 W4 [29]
Washington Washington-tartan.png 1991 (designed 1988) [30] Washington state tartan [31] [32]

WW6 DR6 RB32 G64 A6 K6 MY4 [33]

West Virginia West Virginia state tartan.png 2008Official Tartan of the State of West Virginia

GO8 G8 B16 G16 A12 SCR54 W2 K6 SCR54 G16 SCR16 B16 G8 GO8 [34]

Wisconsin Wisconsin state tartan.png 2008Wisconsin Tartan [35] B22 R6 B4 N6 K24 HG40 Y4 K24 B22 RY6 [36]

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