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located by Jens Pattke, 17 April 2005
based on an image at boe.muskingumcounty.org/WEB%20PAGE%20Muskingum%20County%20Flag.htm
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Municipal flags in Muskingum County:
On Thursday, April 25, 2002, the Muskingum County Flag was presented to the county commissioners at the Muskingum County Home.Jens Pattke, 17 April 2005
The flag was designed by local artist Roger Penos using the ideas of the residents of the County Home. Residents Helen Bartick and Lucille Wilson, who worked on the project from the beginning and attended almost every planning session, presented the flag on behalf of all the residents.
Penos said working with the residents was wonderful. He would talk with the residents, sketch their ideas, and bring the sketches back for more comments and suggestions.
The flag is maroon with seven white symbols representing our county’s history. The field of the flag is surrounded by a green and white border. The symbols on the flag are the Y bridge, the Lorena, pottery, mining, the Wilds, the Underground Railroad and agriculture. The date Muskingum County was created – March 1, 1804 – is also included.
The county actually has two flag designs. The one flown at the Statehouse for the Bicentennial Celebration is modified. On it, the barn which represents agriculture, includes the Bicentennial Logo.
The Muskingum County Flag was first raised and flown April 26, 2002 in front of the County Home in honor of the residents who designed it.
The Muskingum County Flag was designed by the residents of the Muskingum County Home in 2002. They incorporated significant areas of economic development into their design.
The artwork was created by Roger Penos of Zanesville. Appearing clockwise from the upper left corner, agriculture, the pottery industry, and the coal mining industry are depicted as being important to Muskingum County's economy. The Wilds nature preserve, Lorena Sternwheeler and The Y-Bridge are noteworthy tourist attractions. In the lower left corner, the Underground Railroad represents an important time in the county's history.
The county was established on March 1, 1804. Muskingum is an old Delaware Indian word meaning "A town by the river."
Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007