Lucas County, Ohio, Flag

Jul 7th, 2018

 

Lucas County is located in northern Ohio and borders Lake Erie. It was founded in 1835 and consists of 596 square miles, with 255 squares miles being water. When the county was formed, the land was claimed by both Michigan and the Ohio territories. Its creation caused a conflict that resulted in the “Toledo War”.  The county seat is located in the city of Toledo. Lucas County was named for Robert Lucas, the 12th Ohio governor.

 

In 1997, a flag design contest was held in celebration of the Lucas County Court House centennial anniversary. The winning entry was designed by Chet Szymanski, a public employee.

 

The meanings assigned to the flag design include the following:

 

*     Blue: Lake Erie and the Maumee River

*     Red: Mixture of color, race, and religions

*     White: Lawful, pure and clear, operations that favor political situations

*     White Outline: An outline of the shape of Lawrence County

*     Red Lines (Within White Outline): Route 80 and 90 running east to west, and I-75 running north and south. Those routes symbolize commerce

 

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 2003 during the Bicentennial flag dedication ceremonies and are now displayed annually.

 

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