Arkansas State Symbols

Arkansas State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Arkansas Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Arkansas has a growing economy and is headquarters to several global companies, including Walmart, J.B. Hunt, and Tyson Foods. Arkansas also has dozens of wilderness areas that are preserved exclusively for outdoor recreation - fishing, hiking, hunting, and camping. Students studying in Arkansas can explore its many caves and pre-Columbian burial grounds, dig for diamonds, and bathe in naturally occurring hot springs for healing and relaxation.

Arkansas joined the Union in 1836, and was the 25th state. The early French explorers of the state gave it its name, which is probably a phonetic spelling for the French word for "downriver" people, a reference to the Quapaw Indians and the river along which they settled. Arkansas is the only state in which diamonds have been mined, although today the mine operates only as a tourist attraction. The state flower is the apple blossom. The Arkansas current state nickname is the "Natural State" but in the past it was also known as the "Land of Opportuntity" and the "Wonder State."

Arkansas State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Arkansas state facts such as Arkansas state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Arkansas, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Arkansas State Symbols, Emblems, & Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

American Folk Dance Square Dance
Anthem "Arkansas"
Beverage Milk
Bird Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Butterfly Diana fritillary butterfly
(Speyeria diana)
Flag Arkansas State Flag
Flower or Floral Apple Blossom
Fruit South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
Gemstone Diamond
Grain Rice
(Oryza sp.)
Grape Cynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)
Historic Cooking Vessel Dutch Oven
Historical Song "The Arkansas Traveler"
Insect Honeybee
Language English
Mammal White-tailed Deer
Mineral Quartz Crystal
Motto Regnat populus
(The people rule)
Musical Instrument Fiddle
Nicknames "The Natural State"
Nut Pecan
(Carya illinoinensis)
Poet Laureate Peggy Vining (2003- ??)
Purple Martin Capital
of Arkansas Northwest
City of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Purple Martin Capital
of Arkansas Southeast
City of Lake Village, Arkansas
Quarter Arkansas State Quarter
Rock Bauxite
Seal Great Seal
Soil Stuttgart Soil Series
Song "Arkansas"
Song "Oh, Arkansas"
Tree Pine
(Pinus taeda)
Trout Capital of the USA Cotter, Arkansas
Vegetable South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
Waltz "Arkansas Waltz,"
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