Texas State Nickname

The Lone Star State

Texas is famously known as the "Lone Star State," a nickname bestowed upon it in reference to the single star on its flag symbolizing its independent spirit. This nickname dates back to the period of the Republic of Texas, which existed from 1836 to 1845 after gaining independence from Mexico. The term "Lone Star" embodies Texas' pride, individualism, and historical struggles for independence. It officially became the state's nickname upon its admission to the United States in 1845. The symbolism of the Lone Star is deeply ingrained in Texas culture and continues to represent the state's unique identity and storied history.