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image by Randy Young, 9 November 2014
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Municipal flags in New Kent County:
I came across a photograph of the flag of New Kent County, Virginia, flying in front of the county courthouse (www.courthouses.co/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2061VM13-660x438.jpg).
New Kent County is in eastern Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. It was settled in 1654 when it was separated from neighboring York County. The county got its name because the majority of the original settlers had moved there from Kent Island, Maryland, after being forced out by Lord Baltimore following the establishment of Maryland as a separate colony. Kent Island, in turn, had been named after Kent, England. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Kent_County,_Virginia)
The flag of New Kent County, Virginia, features the county seal centered on a white field. The seal shows a scene with a meeting between a white settler, a Native American, and a black man, originally depicted as a slave, but since 1865 re-cast as a freeman. The scene also includes a house, and elements of the local farming and hunting economy (deer, pumpkins, wheat, etc.). Arched across the top of the seal are the words "NEW KENT COUNTY" and "ESTABLISHED 1654." Arched below the scene is the county motto, "PRIDE IN THE PAST - FAITH IN THE FUTURE."
Randy Young, 9 November 2014