List of Pennsylvania state symbols

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The U.S. state of Pennsylvania has 19 official emblems, as designated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor of Pennsylvania.

State symbols[edit]

Type Symbol Description Adopted Image Notes
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
October 2, 1959 White-tailed deer [1]
[2]
Beautification and conservation plant Penngift crownvetch
(Coronilla varia L. Penngift)
June 17, 1982 [3]
[4]
Beverage Milk April 29, 1982 Milk [3]
[5]
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania 1778 Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania [1]
Dog Great Dane August 15, 1965 Great Dane [1]
[6]
Electric locomotive GG1 4859 December 18, 1987 GG1 4859 [3]
[7]
Fish Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
May 9, 1970 Brook trout [1]
[8]
Flag Flag of Pennsylvania 1799 Flag of Pennsylvania [1]
[9]
Flagship US Brig Niagara April 29, 1988 USS Niagara [3]
[10]
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
May 5, 1933 Mountain Laurel [1]
[11]
Fossil Phacops rana December 5, 1988 Phacops rana [3]
[12]
Game bird Ruffed Grouse
(Bonasa umbellus)
June 22, 1931 Ruffed Grouse [1]
[13]
Insect Pennsylvania firefly
(Photuris pennsylvanica)
December 5, 1988 Pennsylvania Firefly [1]
[14]
Motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" 1778 Pennsylvania state quarter [15]
Nickname "Keystone State" c. 1800 Keystone [15]
Seal Seal of Pennsylvania 1791 Seal of Pennsylvania [15]
Song "Pennsylvania" November 29, 1990 [16]
[17]
Steam locomotive K4s 1361 and K4s 3750 December 18, 1987 K4s 3750 [16]
[18]
Tree Eastern hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis linnaeus)
June 23, 1931 Eastern hemlock [3][19]

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