List of New Hampshire state symbols

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Location of New Hampshire in the United States

The U.S. state of New Hampshire has several official symbols.[1]


Type Symbol Year Image
Flag Flag of New Hampshire 1931 New Hampshire flag
Seal Seal of New Hampshire 1931 Seal of New Hampshire
Motto Live Free or Die 1945
Nickname The Granite State
Highway sign Number of route within an outline of the Old Man of the Mountain NH Route 16.svg
Quarter reverse 2000 2000 NH Proof.png


Type Symbol Year Image
Bird Purple finch
Haemorhous purpureus
1957 Purple Finch.jpg
Flower Purple lilac
Syringa vulgaris
1919 Lilac Flower&Leaves, SC, Vic, 13.10.2007.jpg
Tree White birch
Betula papyrifera
1947 Brzoza paierowa Betula papyrifera.jpg
Animal White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
1983 White-tailed deer.jpg
Freshwater game fish Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
1994 Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg
Dog Chinook 2009 Mountan Laurel Ajax the Chinook dog.jpg
Saltwater game fish Striped bass
Morone saxatilis
1994 Researcher with striped bass.jpg
Insect Ladybug
1977 Coccinellidae(abf).JPG
Fruit Pumpkin 2006 Pumpkins.jpg
Wildflower Pink lady's slipper
Cypripedium acaule
1990 Cypripedium acaule - Sasata edit1.jpg
Amphibian Red-spotted newt
Notophthalmus viridescens
1985 Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg
Butterfly Karner Blue
Plebejus melissa samuelis
1992 Lycaeides melissa samuelis (cropped).jpg
Poultry New Hampshire Red 2018 New Hampshire Red Hen.jpg
Berry Blackberry[2] 2017 Ripe, ripening, and green blackberries.jpg
Spider Daring Jumping Spider[3] 2021
Phidippus audax male.jpg


Type Symbol Year Image
Mineral: Beryl 1985 Beryl-201622.jpg
Gem Smokey quartz 1985 Quartz var. Smokey from Morella, Victoria.jpg
Rock Granite 1985 The Bulkhead on Ragged Mountain.jpg


Type Symbol Year Image
Song: "Old New Hampshire" 1947
Sport Skiing 1998 Skilaeufer Alpin.jpg
Tartan New Hampshire state tartan 1995 State Tartan of New Hampshire.png


  1. ^ "Fast New Hampshire Facts". Retrieved August 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Fehlau, Erin (June 16, 2017). "Blackberry now the state berry of NH". WMUR News. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Governor Chris Sununu Signs Spider Bill, 7 Other Bills Into Law". Governor Christopher T. Sununu. Retrieved 2021-06-16.