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image located by John Dodds, 8 January 2003
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Municipal flags in Van Wert County:
Modeled on the Ohio flag, swallow-tailed, five red and white stripes, a blue triangle at the hoist. On the triangle is a white rimmed red disk, with an image of a tower in white line. Over all is a white cog wheel and two
stems of wheat.
John Dodds, 8 January 2003
The Van Wert Business and Professional Women's Club sponsored a contest to design a County Flag for the Bicentennial Celebration. The flag designed by Mr. Rolland Blank Sr. of Van Wert, Ohio. The winning design is unique in that it is
symmetrical and appears the same when viewed from either side.
The flag is red, white and blue and takes its general shape from the State Flag of Ohio. In a red bullet on a blue field is the tower of the Van Wert County Courthouse. The Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is listed in the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.
Over the red and white stripes is interposed a gear with stalks of wheat intertwined. The wheat is symbolic of the county's rich agribusiness while the gear represents Industry. The cogs on the gear represent the twelve townships in Van Wert County.
The county is named for soldier Isaac Van Wert, who helped capture British spy, John Andre in the Revolutionary War. The actual spelling of his name, "Van Wart," was changed because of illegible writing in Congressional records.
Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007
The flag of Van Wert County is described on the county website: www.vanwertcounty.org/cc/flag.asp
Van Wert County (29,659 inhabitants in 2002; 10,620 ha; seat, Van Wert) is located in western Ohio, on the border with Indiana. Isaac Van Wert (1759?- 1828) was a hero of the American Revolution. The county website gives the Resolution on the flag, adopted on 12 June 1975:
"In the Matter of Making the Flag Chosen for the Bicentennial the Official Flag of Van Wert County, Ohio Office of the Board of County Commissioners, June 12, 1975 The Board of County Commissioners of Van Wert County, Ohio, met in regular session in the office of said Board on the 12th day of June, 1975, with the following members present: Mr. W. Everett Jones, Mr. Steve Dickman and Mr. Hugh T. Rauch.
Mr. Hugh T. Rauch moved the adoption of the following
Whereas, the Van Wert Business and Professional Women's Club a short time ago did sponsor a contest to design a County Flag for the Bicentennial Celebration; and
Whereas, the Flag designed by Mr. Rolland Blanke Sr. of 133 Balyeat Avenue of Van Wert, Ohio, having been judged as the winning Flag which is described as follows:
The Flag is Red, White and Blue and takes its general shape from the State Flag of Ohio. In a red bullet on a blue field is the tower of the Van Wert County Courthouse. The Courthouse being a National Historic Landmark and is listed in the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places. Over the Red and White Stripes is interposed a gear with stalks of Wheat intertwined. The Wheat is symbolic of the County's rich agribusiness while the Gear represents Industry. There are 12 cogs on the Gear representative of the 12 Townships in Van Wert County. The winning design is unique in that it is symmetrical and appears the same when viewed from either side.
Whereas, the Business and Professional Women's Club does plan to have the Flag reproduced and made available to the Public during the Bicentennial; therefore be it resolved, that this Board do and hereby does declare this Flag to be the Official Flag of Van Wert County, Ohio.
Mr. Steve Dickman seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon it adoption, the vote resulted as follows: Mr. Rauch, "yea"; Mr. Dickman, "yea"; and Mr. Jones, "yea".
Attest: Harold Ireland, Business Mgr. & Clerk
W. Everett Jones, Steve Dickman, Hugh T. Rauch"
Ivan Sache, 3 May 2008