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Columbus, Ohio (U.S.)

Franklin County

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[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] 3:5 image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014



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Description of the current (1976) flag

Yellow-white-dark red vertical tricolor, in ratio 1:2:1 with colored city seal in centered.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 August 2000

The first flag of Columbus, adopted 12 February 1912, was the seal/coat of arms on a blue field. A committee convened by city council had chosen it. Although the 1912 council clearly stated that the flag, not the seal, had a blue field, a modern literal interpretation of the language gave the seal a blue field in the 1976 version of the flag.
Ben Cahoon, 6 August 2014

In 1976 the seal was given blue background, and the flag was defined as stipulated in the 1929 law (deep yellow - white - red tricolour). Buckeye leaves half-garland as shown on many websites has leaves separated.
Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

10:19 variant

[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] 10:19 image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

Detail of seal

[Seal of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014


1965 flag

[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

Flag is known to be a tricolour, red-white-blue, with a squarish shield, but the order of stripes were reversed (7 red, 6 white).

Detail of seal

[Seal of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014


1965 flag

[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

Flag is known to be a tricolour, red-white-blue, with a squarish shield, but the order of stripes were reversed (7 red, 6 white).

Detail of seal

[Seal of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014


1929 law

In 1929 the law stipulated a flag that is the same as the modern flag, but it was not actually used. The 1912 flag continued in  use.
Ben Cahoon, 6 August 2014


1912 flag

[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

In 1912 a white flag, with a squarish shield, and garland (laurels?) below, stars and name making a circle was introduced. The shield had 7 white and 6 red stripes.
Ben Cahoon, 6 August 2014

[Flag of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014

The first flag of Columbus, adopted 12 February 1912, was the seal/coat of arms on a blue field. A committee convened by city council had chosen it. Although the 1912 council clearly stated that the flag, not the seal, had a blue field, a modern literal interpretation of the language gave the seal a blue field in the 1976 version of the flag.
Ben Cahoon, 6 August 2014

Detail of seal

[Seal of Columbus, Ohio] image by Rob Raeside, 21 August 2014


Police Department

Here is the photo of the flag of the City of Columbus Police Department: farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/2303380358_87d7291062.jpg. It is blue with white ribbon with words "COLUMBUS / POLICE DEPARTMENT / OHIO" and CPD badge surrounded by stars and leaves below.
Official website: www.columbuspolice.org.
Valentin Poposki, 17 April 2010