Almeda County, California, Flag

Oct 21st, 2018

 

Almeda County is located in the midwestern region of California bordering the San Francisco Bay Area. It consists of 821 square miles. The county seat is located in the city of Oakland. Almeda County was formed from parts of Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties and was incorporated in 1853. The name of the county, Almeda, is a Spanish word for tree-lined avenue.

 

Ben Hazard, an area artist and member of the County Art Commission, designed the Almeda County flag at the request of the Board of Supervisors.  When the actual flag was created is not known, but it was officially adopted by the county in June 1990.

 

The meanings assigned to the flag design include the following:

 

*     Sunrise, Hills, and Water: The landscape features of the area

*     Stars (5 Total): The number of supervisory districts in the county

 

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