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Marion County, Kentucky (U.S.)

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Marion County is located in central Kentucky with the county seat as the city of Lebanon. Founded in 1834, the county is named after American Revolution partisan commander Francis Marion, who was also known as "The Swamp Fox."
source: wikipedia and www.marioncounty.ky.gov.

The flag of Marion County can be seen in photographs online, flying outside the county courthouse, to the right of the American and Kentucky flags. The Marion County flag appears to feature the county seal centered on a blue field of the same shade as the field of the state flag. Unfortunately, the flag in the photograph does not give a good enough view of the details in the seal, though it appears to show a person standing in a pastoral scene, the whole surrounded by a gold ring.

On a side note, the above photograph is doubly intriguing for not only giving us a view of the Marion County flag, but also showing us a classic example of improper half-staffing of the flag. In the photograph there are three flagpoles in front of the courthouse the central pole is roughly 25% taller than the two flanking poles. Per standard protocol, the American flag is hoisted on the taller, central pole, while the state and county flags occupy the shorter poles. At the time of the photograph, flags had been ordered to half-staff. In a classic example of poor execution that I tend to see quite often, the American flag has been lowered to half-staff on the taller pole while the state and county flags have been left at full height, thereby placing all three flags at roughly the same level overall. In actuality, both the state and county flags should have also been lowered to half-staff on their respective poles, thereby maintaining the same proportionality as existed prior to the half-staffing order.

Randy Young, 4 August 2016