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Black Hawk County, Iowa (U.S.)

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[Flag of Black Hawk County, Iowa] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 December 2010
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Municipal flags in Black Hawk County:

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Description of the flag

Flag is black-white-red with white band between the two fields shaped like a hawk in flight. A light blue line extends along the white band. The name BLACK HAWK COUNTY extends in a curve along the bottom.
Valentin Poposki, 16 July 2006

Flag used at sesquicentennial celebrations

Back in 2002, the Iowa State Association of Counties website hosted an account of each county’s history, signed by its County Recorder, and illustrated with a black and white flag image. It is not clear whether these flag images were provided by the county administration or not.

All archived copies of the pages about Black Hawk County still at lack the image of the flag. I hope we’ll be able to find it some day.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 September 2010

The same design is shown on page 1 (2nd photo, 4th row) of the county flag booklet [u9s03b] (as used at the sesquicentennial), but with a white border all around.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 December 2010

The blue might refer to the Cedar River, that runs in that general direction through the county, though not creating that exact shape, I think. The black would ideally fill the hawk-shape all the way up to the river, but this would give a colour clash. With the white river valley that problem is solved, but it unfortunately means the black is no longer exactly hawk-shaped.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 January 2011