Code of Alabama Title 1, Chapter 2 - State Symbols and Honors
- Section 1-2-1 - Official Coat of Arms - General Description.
Alabama shall have an official coat of arms which shall be as follows: a shield upon which is carried the flags of four of the...
- Section 1-2-2 - Official Coat of Arms - Description in Heraldic Terms.
The coat of arms of Alabama as described in heraldic terms shall be as follows: arms: quarterly, the first azure three fleur de lis or...
- Section 1-2-3 - Official Coat of Arms - Use.
The official coat of arms of the State of Alabama shall be placed above the speaker's stand in each house of the Alabama Legislature, in...
- Section 1-2-4 - Great Seal of the State.
The seal shall be circular, and the diameter thereof two and a quarter inches; near the edge of the circle shall be the word "Alabama,"...
- Section 1-2-5 - Flag of the State - Description.
The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white. The bars forming the cross...
- Section 1-2-6 - Flag of the State - Display.
The flag of the state shall be hoisted on the dome of the Capitol when the two houses of the Legislature are in session, and...
- Section 1-2-7 - State Bird.
The bird commonly called the yellow-hammer is hereby designated the state bird. (Acts 1927, No. 542, p. 628; Code 1940, T. 55, §7.)
- Section 1-2-8 - State Salt Water Fish.
The tarpon is hereby designated and named the official state salt water fish of Alabama. (Acts 1955, No. 564, p. 1226.)
- Section 1-2-9 - State Fresh Water Fish.
The largemouth bass, Micropterus punctulatus, is hereby designated and named the official fresh water fish of Alabama. (Acts 1975, No. 1183, §1.)
- Section 1-2-10 - State Horse.
The racking horse is hereby designated and named the official state horse of Alabama. (Acts 1975, No. 1153.)
- Section 1-2-11 - State Flower; State Wildflower.
(a) The camellia, Camellia japonica L., is hereby designated and named as the official state flower of Alabama. (b) The oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia Bartr.,...
- Section 1-2-12 - State Tree.
The southern longleaf pine, Pinus palustris Miller, is hereby designated and named as the official state tree of Alabama. A specimen of the state tree...
- Section 1-2-13 - Official Mineral.
Hematite is hereby designated and named the official mineral of the State of Alabama. (Acts 1967, No. 503, p. 1215.)
- Section 1-2-14 - Official Rock.
Marble is hereby designated and named the official rock of Alabama. (Acts 1969, No. 755, p. 1334.)
- Section 1-2-15 - Poet Laureate.
There shall be the honorary office of Poet Laureate of Alabama. The Writers' Conclave, a voluntary organization of Alabama historians, playwrights, fiction writers, poets and...
- Section 1-2-16 - State Song.
The poem "Alabama," a gift to the people of the state from Julia S. Tutwiler, together with the original music written for such poem by...
- Section 1-2-17 - State Game Bird.
The wild turkey is hereby designated and named the official state game bird for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1980, No. 80-734, p. 1490, §1.)
- Section 1-2-18 - State Dance.
The dance known as the square dance is designated the American folk dance of the State of Alabama. (Acts 1981, No. 81-48, p. 60.)
- Section 1-2-19 - State Nut.
The pecan is designated as official state nut of the State of Alabama. (Acts 1982, No. 82-17, p. 27.)
- Section 1-2-20 - State Fossil.
The Alabama Legislature does hereby designate as the official State of Alabama fossil the "Species Basilosaurus Cetoides." No fossil "Species Basilosaurus Cetoides" shall be removed...
- Section 1-2-21 - State Renaissance Faire.
The annual renaissance faire in Florence, Alabama, is hereby named and designated as the official renaissance faire in the State of Alabama, and said city...
- Section 1-2-22 - State Championship Horse Show.
The Alabama State Championship Horse Show is hereby designated as the official state championship horse show of Alabama. (Acts 1988, No. 88-656, p. 1054.)
- Section 1-2-23 - State Butterfly.
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is hereby designated as the official mascot and butterfly of the State of Alabama. (Acts 1989, No. 89-676, p. 1341.)
- Section 1-2-24 - State Insect.
The monarch butterfly is hereby named and designated as the official insect for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1989, No. 89-935, p. 1842.)
- Section 1-2-25 - State Reptile.
In recognition of its occurrence in the State of Alabama only, Pseudemys alabamensis of the Family Emydidae and Order Testudines, or the Alabama red-bellied turtle,...
- Section 1-2-26 - State Gemstone.
The Star Blue Quartz is designated as the official gemstone for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1990, No. 90-203, p. 240.)
- Section 1-2-27 - State Shell.
The Scaphella junonia johnstoneae is hereby designated as the official shell of the State of Alabama. (Acts 1990, No. 90-567, p. 964.)
- Section 1-2-28 - State Drama.
The drama by William Gibson, "The Miracle Worker," which is performed annually on the grounds of Ivy Green, the birthplace of native Alabamian Helen Keller,...
- Section 1-2-29 - State Barbecue Championship.
The Demopolis Christmas on the River Barbecue Cook-off is hereby designated as the official Alabama State Barbecue Championship. (Acts 1991, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 91-739,...
- Section 1-2-30 - State Agricultural Museum.
The Dothan Landmarks Parks is hereby designated the official Agricultural Museum for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1992, No. 92-541, p. 1149.)
- Section 1-2-31 - State Horseshoe Tournament.
The annual fall horseshoe tournament in Stockton, Alabama, is hereby designated as the official championship horseshoe tournament for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1992, 2nd...
- Section 1-2-32 - State Historic Theatre.
The Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts is designated as the official State Historic Theatre for the State of Alabama. (Acts 1993, No. 93-26, p....
- Section 1-2-33 - State Outdoor Musical Drama.
"The Incident at Looney's Tavern" is designated as Alabama's Official Outdoor Musical Drama. (Acts 1993, No. 93-110, p. 166.)
- Section 1-2-34 - State Amphibian.
The Red Hills Salamander, Phaeognathus hubrichti Highton 1961, is hereby designated and named as the official state amphibian of Alabama. (Act 2000-232, p. 367, §1.)
- Section 1-2-35 - State Fruit.
The Blackberry, Rubus, R. occidentalis, is hereby designated and named as the official fruit of Alabama. (Act 2004-363, p. 592, §1.)
- Section 1-2-36 - State Mammal.
The Black Bear, subfamily ursinae, Ursus americanus Pollas, 1780, is hereby designated as the official state mammal of Alabama. (Act 2006-245, p. 443, §1.)
- Section 1-2-37 - State Tree Fruit.
The Peach, Rosaceae, genus Prunus, species P. persica, is hereby designated as the official state tree fruit of Alabama. (Act 2006-520, p. 1208, §1.)
- Section 1-2-38 - State Marine Mammal.
The West Indian Manatee, family Trichechidae, order Sirenia, species Trichechus manatus, is hereby designated as the official state marine mammal of Alabama. (Act 2009-488, p....
Last modified: November 15, 2016