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image by Eugene Ipavec, 15 June 2009
The flag of the City of Grandview, Missouri, is a white background with the green city logo. This information was provide to me by Becky Schimmel, City Clerk, Grandview, MO. She also sent me the green logo.
About the city:
"Grandview is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 24,881 at the 2000 census." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandview,_Missouri.
"Our city's history began as a modest farming community called Anderson District, so named in honor of John Anderson, the owner of the only general store in the area. In the late 1800s, the farmers and other residents of the
area made a crucial decision in the development of our town-they were fed up with having to pick up their mail at the post office in Hickman's Mill, which was a full day's trip. They wanted their blossoming area to have a post office all of its own, but before they could request one from Washington, a name for the town had to be chosen. Several names were submitted for the name of our town, but none seemed to fit. One fine day John Anderson called Solomon Young-President Truman's maternal grandfather-and Ervin Wallingford out onto the steps of his general store. Pointing out over the landscape, he declared to his friends, "Isn't that a grand view?" One of the men replied, "That's it! That's the name. Let's name the town Grandview." And so our town finally got its name...and a post office conveniently located in John Anderson's store on Fifth and Main Street."
- from the city's website: grandview.org/city/history.shtml.
Valentin Poposki, 29 May 2009