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image by Randy Young, 17 November 2016
On a recent visit to Harrington, I made a point of stopping at both City Hall and Heritage Park to take a closer look at the flags
flying there, as well as establishing E-mail correspondence with Alan Moore, the Public Works Supervisor for the City of Harrington, and
Teresa Tieman, the City Manager. Both Mr. Moore and Ms. Tieman confirmed that Harrington does have a city flag and has had one "for quite some time."
The Harrington city flag features the city seal displayed on a light blue field. The seal is in the shape of a white diamond gemstone, reflecting Delaware's nickname as the "Diamond State." The top portion of the diamond features a black locomotive facing toward the hoist, representing Harrington's place as a major railroad junction in central Delaware. Below the locomotive in the diamond are a gold map of the state of Delaware, flanked by a red farm tractor toward the hoist and a black silhouette of a harness racing horse and sulky, both reflective of Harrington's history as the site of the annual Delaware State Fair and the site of Harrington Raceway, famous as a harness racing venue for the past 100 years. Behind the diamond are crossed American and Delaware flags. Arched above the seal is the word "HARRINGTON" in gold capital letters, while below the seal are the words "the hub of" and "DELAWARE" in smaller gold letters. The seal is flanked by the numbers "17" and "80" in gold, signifying the year that Harrington was founded as the town of "Clark's Corner," before changing its name to "Harrington" in 1862 to honor Samuel Harrington, chancellor of the Delaware Railroad.
Randy Young, 17 November 2016