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The website at www.ccao.org/SH%20Report/sh20050916.pdf explains the origin of (most?, all?) Ohio county flags:
COUNTY FLAG DEDICATION; COUNTY FLAG DESIGN STORIES NEEDEDAntónio Martins-Tuválkin, 6 February 2007
Thanks to the county commissioners and the other county officials and guests who traveled to Columbus for a beautiful ceremony on Wednesday morning, September 14, dedicating the 88 county flags. The flags will be flown on the Veterans Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The flag dedication ceremony was held on the very date…September 14, in the year 1816 when Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem when he saw our American flag in the dawn's early light.
Governor Bob Taft, former Hamilton County Commissioner, Senate President Bill Harris, House Speaker Jon Husted and CCAO Executive Director Larry Long and 1st Vice President Lenny Eliason, Athens County Commissioner, participated in a short program to discuss the contributions of grassroots county government in Ohio.
Veterans Plaza is designed with 88 in-ground stanchions - each marked with the name of an Ohio county in the order each was established and each to bear the flag of that county. The flags were dedicated when Ohio Statehouse Battery A fired a cannon and the flags were planted simultaneously into the stanchions. The suggestion for county flag projects, long in the planning stages, was originally started by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Ohio Bicentennial Commission to be a part of the celebration of Ohio's statehood in 2003. The Capital Square Review and Advisory Board members and staff enjoyed hearing about the designs on the county flags and how the design was selected. Pictures of county flags and their stories are going to be featured on a kiosk in the statehouse. Please send stories about your county flag design to Mary Jane Neiman, CCAO Public Relations Associate, at (614) 221-6986 via fax.