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Elk County, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

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[Elk County, Pennsylvania Flag] image by David Sigley, 28 March 2023
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The flag was adopted on January 17, 2023 by the Elk County Commissioners during a meeting:

Elk County Commissioners officially adopt county flag design
January 20, 2023

RIDGWAY — An official county flag design was adopted at the Elk County Commissioners meeting Jan. 17.

Martin Dornisch and Steven Bagley volunteered to create and donate the use of a design for a county flag, which will be flown at all events of county government as the official flag of the county.

Bagley unveiled the design and explained the symbolism, which was kept basic for ease of reproduction. The gold elk representing the name of the county is in the center of the flag, against a background of blue, with the shape of the county outlined in gold, as blue and gold are Pennsylvania’s colors. The background is red, and the text is white, making red, white, and blue representing citizenship in the nation.

“So, we have county, state and nation all represented with the colors,” Bagley said.

“We wanted it to be a flag that could be used in perpetuity. We avoided using buildings or landmarks, as those things can change,” added Dornisch.

“April 18, 1843,” on the flag represents the date when Elk County was incorporated, and an organized flag raising event is being tentatively planned on that date for the initial use of the flag.
The County flag's unveiling:

David Sigley
, 28 March 2023

Flag proposal

Reported in, "To commemorate the 175th anniversary of its founding, the Elk County commissioners are calling for residents to submit design proposals for a county flag, which will commemorate the event.

"We've reached out to other counties and they have county flags. We do not. We thought this would be a unique way to mark this milestone," said Commissioner Matt Quesenberry, who added the county was created by an of legislation in 1843.

Inspired by the research and design of the St. Marys flag by Stephen Bagley and Martin Dornisch, Quesenberry added, "I credit him (Bagley) with sparking this initiative.""
Vexi-News, 31 March 2018


[Elk County, Pennsylvania Flag] image by David Sigley, 28 March 2023

The logo is a gradient outline of the county outline in white and blue. Inside the outline is a variety of symbols which represents the different activities and industries of the county. These includes a factory for manufacturing, an elk representing the namesake of the county, as well as the wildlife, a fisherman for the fishing, trees for nature, and finally a canoe for canoeing.
David Sigley, 28 March 2023