Indiana (IN) State Flag The 19th state, admitted 1816
Paul Hadley designed the Indiana state flag for a competition held by the Daughters of the American Revolution during Indiana's 100th birthday celebration. The Indiana state flag depicts the torch of Liberty surrounded by a ring of stars. The flames of the torch represent liberty and enlightenment. The rays extending from the touch signify the far-reaching effects of freedom and knowledge. The large gold star above the flame stand for Indiana, and the 18 smaller stars, the number of states in the Union before Indiana joined. The outer circle of 13 stars symbolizes the original 13 states.