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Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)

DeKalb and Fulton Counties

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[flag of Atlanta] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 August 2000

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Description of the Flag

The flag is blue with the city seal in yellow. Before I go on, I will answer what may be the first two questions after reading the flag information. First, while there is a civic flag, I have never seen or run across documentation of the city ensign or the city pennant. Maybe the flag is meant to be at least the flag and ensign; however, it is not in the shape of a pennant. Apparently, the pennant (and ensign) were never adopted. Secondly, many may ask about Atlanta being landlocked. While the city is landlocked, the Chattahoochee River flows through and by the city so an ensign is not totally out of the question.

The flag ordinance of the City of Atlanta

Chapter 52. Flags and Seal of the City

52-101. (826) City flags.--There shall be three flags of the City of Atlanta: A civic flag, a city ensign and a pennant. The colors of each shall be yellow and blue, of the hues and tints shown on the patterns herein required to be kept of file. The form, device and arrangement of colors of each shall be as shown upon the patterns hereby adopted and directed to be placed and kept of file in the office of the Clerk of Council, exact copies of which, appropriately marked, shall be displayed in public in the City Hall.

52-102. (825) Corporate seal of the city.--The corporate seal of the City of Atlanta shall be a round seal, made of silver, 2-1/4 inches in diameter. The device thereon shall consist of an engraving of a phoenix rising from its ashes and the inscription, "Resurgens 1847-1865;" the word meaning "rising again," the first date marking the year the city's first charter was granted and the second date signifying the year of the beginning of the city's rehabilitation after its destruction by the Federal armies in 1864. The seal shall remain in the office of the Clerk of Council and shall not be affixed to any instrument except by order of the Mayor.
Paige Herring, 30 August 1998

Neighborhood Flags

Adair Park

[Adair Park neighborhood (Atlanta) flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 3 June 2011

"Adair Park was established by George W. Adair in 1892. Its initial development served the middle class of that era. In more recent times the neighborhood has experienced some trying times, but within the last few years an influx of urban pioneers has Adair Park undergoing a positive transformation. Individuals come seeking first time home ownership, while others are choosing to move back into the city for a number of other reasons. Adair Park offers the convenience of two beautiful and large parks with basketball & tennis courts, baseball fields, and playgrounds. In 2001, Adair Park was placed on the National Historic Registry, which has helped to maintain the characteristics that originally were found in its early years. Adair Park is located just south of Downtown Atlanta with a development area of almost 310 acres. The northern section of Adair Park was developed for industrial use, and The Metropolitan Lofts now consists of small businesses, lofts and a growing artist community. There is also increasing discussions for development opportunities because of the many conveniences of Adair Park’s location." - from:

And a very interesting flag, with a stained glass Art Nouveau style showing a silhouette of a house and trees in shades of blue, green and buff: (image only at
Valentin Poposki, 3 June 2011

Berkeley Park

[Berkeley Park neighborhood (Atlanta) flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 23 December 2007

Berkeley Park is located in northwest Atlanta, GA, just west of Midtown and below the southern boundary of Buckhead.

The flag was designed in 2005 by Patrick Brady of Berkeley Park. The geese are a common sight in Berkeley Park as we often see and hear them flying overhead to and from their home at the City Water Reservoir. They are a symbol of the unity of our neighbors and the strength and voice we have as a group within the City of Atlanta. The flag can be seen here:
Valentin Poposki, 23 December 2007

1996 Olympic Games

[1996 Olympic Games (Atlanta) flag] image by Zach Harden, 17 January 2001