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image by Jens Pattke, 18 August 2010
based on an image at www.swvatoday.com/comments/new_county_flag_unveiled/news/5100/
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Bland County:
Bland County, Virginia has its own flag:
"New County Flag Unveiled - Jeffrey Simmons
Bland County now has its own official flag. Local residents caught their first view of the new flag flying in front of the Bland County Courthouse. "The county never had an official flag before," noted County Administrator Jonathan D. Sweet. "I wanted the county to have one before I left. It creates a sense of pride in the community." Sweet is leaving his local post to become Grayson County's County administrator on June 1. The 6-foot by 10-foot flag is a lighter shade of blue than the state flag. Its county seal also is bigger than the Virginia seal. "The design is similar to the state flag," Sweet pointed out, "but it's different enough to distinguish itself from the Virginia flag." According to him, the county seal already existed. Sweet used it in several different designs of a flag and conducted a survey among county departments. "They overwhelmingly chose the one we ended up selecting," Sweet said.
With only one flagpole on which the U.S. flag flew, two others were added. One was for the Virginia flag and the other for the county flag. "We went with white fiberglass," Sweet added. "The flagpoles are illuminated at night and they really show up." During the week of April 6, the new flagpoles were installed. The flags debuted April 14 with Sweet having the privilege to raise the county's first flag. "I've heard lots of compliments," the county administrator stated. "People said we should have done it a long time ago." The county's maintenance crew will be responsible for lowering and raising the flags. Weather permitting, the flags will fly at night. Sweet also noted the county flag is available to organizations and businesses for $246 each. He said an indoor version of the flag will be displayed inside the county office building."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 April 2009
The photo in SWVA Today website seems to show a slightly lighter shade of blue than the state flag. The seal, pre-existing to the adopting of the flag, according to
the article in SWVA Today, can be found online in low quality renderings: www.bland.org/graphics/layeredmainbar_01.jpg (official site) and blog.sellsiusrealestate.com/wp-content/bland.gif.
The seal has a wide white rim limited by black lines, reading "Bland County" arched above, from 8 to 4 o'clock, and "Virginia" below, these separated with "18" and "61", placed horizontally, making up the date "1861"; all set in serif black capitals. On the central disc of the seal, a depiction of its Courthouse, red and white, on garden landscape; see it at www.bland.org/graphics/blandcourthousesmall.jpg and www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1JQ4_Bland_County_Courthouse_Bland_Virginia.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 April 2010