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Albertville, Alabama (U.S.)

Marshall County

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[City flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 13 August 2019



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Flag

Valentin Poposki posted about this flag at the FOTW FB page in February 2019. The photo he posted appears to come from this 2017 news report: https://whnt.com/2017/05/01/albertville-city-council-passes-one-cent-tax-increase/

Neither the logo nor the flag is now posted on the city's website or Facebook page. Used instead is a city seal with the US and Alabama flags. The only image of the logo I found on the city's website was in a PDF file from 2015 about traffic fines. I found small images of the logo on the city's municipal utilities board website (http://www.mub-albertville.com) and found the largest image, posted
in 2014, at a local airplane website (https://rainairaircraft.com).
Masao Okazaki, 13 August 2019


Seal

The website at www.cityofalbertville.com shows a city seal consisting of a heraldic shield or depicting a sailing ship argent cupped in two hands of the same, the whole surmounted by the Scales of Justice or, with an illegible blazon and date azure, all surrounded by a double circle azure fimbriated doubly gules, with six stars arranged crescent fashion three on each side, the words "City of" at the top of the inner circle and Albertville, Alabama at the bottom, both azure.
Ron Lahav, 5 February 2004

This description threw me for a loop. Albertville sits on top of the 1000 foot (330 meter) high ridge known as Sand Mountain. The nearest body of water capable of accommodating anything resembling a sailing ship is Guntersville Lake, more than 10 miles (16 km) away. So why a sailing ship? Answer: I think what is being cupped by the two hands on the shield is instead a stylized representation of a group of people--the symbolism presumably being that the city protects and cares for the citizens.
Joe McMillan, 6 February 2004

 [City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 6 April 2019

Source: http://www.entenmann-rovin.com/
Paul Bassinson, 6 April 2019

[City seal] image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 September 2019