Clark County, Ohio, Flag

Apr 14th, 2018

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Clark County is located in the Midwest region of Ohio and is comprised of 403 square miles. The county was formed in 1818 and adopted Springfield as its county seat. Clark County was named in honor of George Rogers Clark, a surveyor, militia officer, and military soldier from Virginia. He became a high-ranking officer in the military during the American Revolution. It is interesting to note that his brother was William Clark, one of the leaders in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

 

The designer and how the Clark County flag was chosen is unknown. It consists of a gold field and features the county seal in the center. The seal features an image of George Roger Clark standing on the bank of Mad River. It is said that he defeated the Shawnee Indians in 1780 near Springfield, Ohio. The seal also notes that the county was the home of A.B. Graham, the founder of the 4-H organization. The flag is currently displayed at county buildings throughout Clark County, although some buildings display the flag with a colored seal while others display it with a black and white seal. The reason for that variation is unknown.

 

The Ohio Veterans Plaza at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, features plaques and accompanying flagpoles from each of the 88 counties in Ohio. The flags were presented at the Ohio Statehouse in 2005 during the Bicentennial flag dedication ceremonies and are now displayed annually.

 

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