The flag of South Carolina is blue and charged with a white crescent in the canton and a silhouette of a palmetto tree in the center. It is based on the 1775 Moultrie Flag, which consisted of a white crescent with the word "Liberty" in the canton of a blue field.
Before 1861, South Carolina did not have a state flag. When the state seceded from the Union, they adopted the red Secession Flag, where it reflects the Confederate Battle Flag. Many proposed Confederate flags were based on the Secession Flag.
In 1861, South Carolina government decided to change their year-old flag to a more subtle design. This flag had a dark blue, indigo, or purple background. The current design of the South Carolina flag is still disputed. Though the color has been narrowed to only a small array of indigos and blues. The tree is even more disputed, as the law states nothing about what the palm tree must look like, only that it must be a palm tree.
South Carolina Flag Proposal Stars and Bars 13 Star Medallion SC one of Original 13 Colonies White Cecent Moon Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 31 July 2014
South Carolina Flag Proposal SC Heritage By: Unknown Vexillographer Posted By Stephen Richard Barlow 31 July 2014
South Carolina State Flag Proposal No. 17 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 16 OCT 2014 at 1122hrs cst
South Carolina State Flag Proposal No. 15 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 12 OCT 2014 at 0944hrs cst
South Carolina State Flag Simplistic Proposal. The military blue and the crescent-shaped chest plate (called a gorget) are from the Revolutionary War uniforms and were used on the Liberty Flag, one of the oldest flags in the United States, which is from South Carolina. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
Updated South Carolina state flag proposal. I wanted to keep the “Moultrie flag” or “Liberty flag” design that exists in the current flag, but I added the vertical red stripe which relates it to the South Carolina flag I designed earlier. By Ed Mitchell. 2016.
South Carolina State Flag Proposal No. 20a Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 24 JAN 2015 at 1416 HRS CST.
South Carolina flag proposal 1 by Hans. Oct 2015. (details)
South Carolina flag proposal 2 by Hans. Sep 2016. (details)
South Carolina flag proposal by Tim Ritz. Textless version.
"Amethyst Star" for the state gemstone. Better shade of Indigo too. Palmetto tree on a larger Gorget. Design by Rotten Ali
Proposal for a flag for South Carolina. By Qaz Dec 2019 (details)
just a simple take on the Citadel Tree. Tried to find the right balance with the crescent and blue shade (22-44-88)