Texas Nickname

State Nickname of Texas

The Lone Star State


Texas’ nickname, “The Lone Star State” is probably one of the best known state nicknames. It is seen on the Texas state flag, state quarter, the license plates and the state seal.

A single star was part of the Long Expedition (1819), Austin Colony (1821) and several flags of the early Republic of Texas. Some say that the star represented the wish of many Texans to achieve statehood in the United States. Others say it originally represented Texas as the lone state of Mexico which was attempting to uphold its rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824.