Last modified: 2019-04-25 by rick wyatt
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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 September 2003
Source: Flags of Ohio
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Municipal flags in Allen County:
Horizontally stripped flag with twelve alternating stripes of red and blue (red on top). On this background a seal like red disc with a broad white rim all heavily lined blue. On the rim sans bold capitals reading "ALLEN" on the top arc and "COUNTY" on the bottom; on the center a stylized white scroll, lined and shadowed blue, with "1831" in blue sans bold wide digits. A ring of eight white five-pointed stars (stars at 0 deg.), each approx. as high as each stripe, encircles the seal and two double sized such stars are placed on each side outwards, vertically centered on
the flag. Lacking a better idea, I used in this image Old Glory Red (R+) and Old Glory Blue (B+++).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 September 2003
The Allen County flag was designed in 1992 by Anthony (Tony) Mikesell, a sophomore at Bath High School. He came up with twelve stripes of red and blue to represent the twelve townships, eight small white stars for the county's incorporated villages, two larger white stars for the two cities, and a large white circle for the State of Ohio. Also included are the name of the county and the year of its founding. Tony chose the colors of red, white, and blue throughout the flag to signify our allegiance to the United States of America. The county was named for either Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, or John L. Allen from the War of 1812.
Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007
image located by Paul Bassinson, 23 February 2019
Paul Bassinson, 23 February 2019