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image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 May 2009
The flag of the Town of Oakland has 5 unequal vertical stripes of red-white-red-white-blue. On the first red stripe (on the hoist) is placed the tri-star emblem of the Tennessee flag. On the first white stripe is placed oak leaf and 1919 below, "OAKLAND" in blue on the lower part of the flag across the first three stripes. You can see the flag on a small photo on town's website: www.oaklandtnnow.org.
About the town:
" With our community dating from 1830, The Town of Oakland, TN was incorporated on February 1,1919. Population in July 2007: 4,170. Land area: 43.1 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi. Population density: 91 people per square mile (very low)." - from town's website: www.oaklandtnnow.org/info.html.
You can also see the flag on a big photo at evans08.com/Images/john_flag.jpg.
Valentin Poposki, 9 May 2009
The Oakland, Tennessee Town/City Flag was designed by Jeffrey A. Fisher of Oakland, Tennessee. It was officially adopted by the Mayor and Aldermen on November 12, 2006.
The geometric design symbolizes the geographical and cultural heritage of the town of Oakland while echoing the colors of the state flag of Tennessee and the national flag of The United States of America. The color white symbolizes purity. The blue symbolizes the love that Oaklanders feel for their town and state and the red symbolizes, that in times of war and peace, Tennesseans are true-blooded Americans.
The two fields of crimson flank a white field in the center of the flag, representing the purity of the people of Oakland.
The gold Oak leaf is centered top on the white field representing the strength, will and community of Oakland. 1919 represents the date that the town of Oakland was recognized and adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature.
The word OAKLAND is centered on the bottom, representing the town/city.
The final blue strip relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when it is limp.
Contributed by Shavedice05, 6 May 2010