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Ottawa County, Ohio (U.S.)

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[Flag of Ottawa County, Ohio]
image located at The Flag Lady's Flag Store by Phil Nelson, 9 November 2003

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Description of the flag

A blue flag with a red-white-red stripe across the bottom, and 1840 in blue on the white stripe, toward the fly. On the blue field is an irregular red geographic shape, a white star, and the name OTTAWA in white.
Phil Nelson, 9 November 2003

The commissioners held a contest with the local schools to create a county flag. They received the initial flags and chose finalists and ask them to incorporate a star for the county seat and the date of 1840. So the drawings were revised and Edward Liske of Oak Harbor was selected as the winner. Liske was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship and the runner received a $500.00 scholarship. The flag was adopted on May 14, 2002.

This red, white and blue flag features the outline of Ottawa County on a blue field. The name of the county appears in large white letters. At the bottom, there are two red stripes and a white stripe with the date 1840, when the county was established. The county was named for the Ottawa tribe of Native Americans. In their language, Ottawa means, "trader."

Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007


[Seal of Ottawa County, Ohio] image located by Paul Bassinson, 23 February 2019

Paul Bassinson, 23 February 2019