Auglaize County, Ohio, Flag

Mar 31st, 2018

 

Auglaize County is located in the Midwest region of Ohio. It was founded in 1848 and chose Wapakoneta as the county seat. There is some dispute about how the county’s name was chosen. Some say that Auglaize county is named after the Auglaize River.

 

In 2002, the Ohio Bicentennial Committee suggested that a county flag design contest. The committee intended to hold a county flag dedication ceremony during the Bicentennial events. The winning entry was submitted by a Wapakoneta City Schools senior Amanda Wuebbenhorst. She chose images from the county seal for use in her design.

 

The meanings assigned to the flag design include the following:

 

*     Corn and Wheat: Agriculture

*     Factory and Gear: Industry and commerce

*     Moon: Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon in 1969, was born in Auglaize County

*     Peace Pipe and Arrowhead: The history of the Native American’s

 

The Ohio Veterans Place features plaques and accompanying flagpoles displaying flags from each of the 88 counties in Ohio. The flags were presented at the Ohio Statehouse in 2005 during the Bicentennial flag dedication ceremonies.

 

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