Guernsey County, Ohio, Flag

May 26th, 2018

Guernsey

 

Guernsey County is located in the mid-east region of Ohio in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The county was formed in 1810 from portions of Belmont and Muskingum counties and consists of 528 square miles. Guernsey County was named for the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel. Many of the early settlers in the area came from the Isle of Guernsey. The seat of the county is located in the city of Cambridge.

 

The county adopted an official flag in 1987 after holding a flag design contest. The name of the person that designed the winning entry is not known.

 

The meanings assigned to the flag design include the following:

 

*     1810: The year the county was organized

*     People: A pioneer family in a stagecoach

*     Stars, 19 Total: The number of townships in the county

*     White Outline in Center of Greene Field: Guernsey County silhouette

 

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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