Utah State Symbols


The Beehive State became the 45th state when it was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896 (Utah's Road to Statehood). The name Utah was derived from the Ute Indian Tribe and means people of the mountains. Salt Lake City is the capitol. The official Utah state symbols represent the history and cultural heritage of Utah. Follow the links below to find a description, image and brief history of our state symbols.

Utah State Code

Official State Symbols    
Rocky Mountain Elk Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk Hymn - Utah, We Love Thee Hymn: "Utah, We Love Thee"
Beehive Cluster Astronomical Symbol: Beehive Cluster Honey Bee Insect: Honey Bee
California Gull Bird: California Seagull Coil of Copper Wire Mineral: Copper
Dutch Oven Cooking Pot: Dutch Oven Motto: Industry Motto: Industry
Emblem: Beehive Emblem: Beehive Ogden Union Station Railroad Museum: Ogden Union Station
Firearm Firearm: Browning M1911 Pistol Coal Rock: Coal
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Fish: Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Utah State Seal Seal
Utah State Flag Flag Utah State Song: Utah, This is the Place Song: "Utah, This is the Place"
Sego Lily Flower: Sego Lily Dubhe Star: Dubhe
Square Dance, from Free Clip Art Store Folk Dance: Square Dance Utah Centennial Tartan Tartan
Allosaurus Fossil: Allosaurus   Tree: Quaking Aspen
Cherries Fruit: Cherry Spanish Sweet Onion Vegetable: Spanish Sweet Onion
Utah Centennial Tartan Gem: Topaz Two Sugar Beets Vegetable (Historic): Sugar Beet
Indian Ricegrass, Photo from Waterwise-Plants for Utah Landscapes Grass: Indian Ricegrass Skiing and Snowboarding Winter Sports: Skiing & Snowboarding
Other Utah State Symbols    
Utah State Quarter Utah State Quarter Covered Wagon Holiday: Pioneer Day (July 24th)
U.S. Symbols    
United States Great Seal - Obverse View United States Government