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Akkrum (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Akkrum village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 Aug 2003

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Akkrum village

Akkrum is a village in Boarnsterhim municipality in Fryslân. It was the seat of the former municipaity of Utingeradeel, along the railway Leeuwarden-Zwolle. The American millionaire F. Cooper (1843-1904) of Chicago was born in Akkrum as Folkert Kuipers; he founded "Coopersburg", a home for the elderly in Akkrum.
Nickname: "skytstuollen" - s***chairs (in olden days babies were put on those things).
Akkrum: coat of arms: in red three golden clover-leaves, placed two, one; on top of the shield a crown with five leaves of the same.
This coat of arms occurs in the "Ackrumer Friesche Boere Almanack", 1671.
Flag: two vertical stripes of red and yellow proportioned 2:1; in the red stripe a yellow crown with three leaves.
The crown is a "vlekke-kroon" - Akkrum was a "vlek" (townlet), in size between a town and a village .
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Aug 2003

Akkrum Coat of Arms

[Akkrum Coat of Arms] image from Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.