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image by Masao Okazaki, 1 March 2022
based on image located by Valentin Poposki, 8 November 2010 and photo
The flag of the City of Franklin, Ohio, is of Ohio format, consisting of triangle on the hoist and three horizontal fields on the rest of the flag. On the center is positioned a head of Franklin facing right, and around it 6 road
markers, signifying 6 major roads coming to the city. Colors are unknown.
"Councilman Joe Baxter suggested in 1969 that Franklin should have a flag, and suggested a contest to determinate its design. There were 185 entries, but the winning design was the one submitted by Mr. Baxter. In 1973 the first flag was made by Jean McGill. The flag was presented on December 17, 1973 at Mr. Baxter's last council meeting. Mrs. McGill was given a watch in appreciation. The original flag was about 4x6 feet, but for the 1976 Bicentennial, small silk flags were made commercially and many were sold in sets of three - United States, Ohio and Franklin."
Image (very poor black and white) and information thanks to James Lukas, Franklin City Manager.
"Franklin is a city in Warren County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,396 at the 2000 census. Franklin was founded by General William C. Schenck, in 1796. The settlement was named for Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was incorporated in 1814 and became a city in 1951." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin,_Ohio
Official website: www.franklinohio.org
Valentin Poposki, 5 July 2009
This photo from the town's Facebook page shows the flag in 1987 in color.
Masao Okazaki, 1 March 2022
image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019
Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019