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Cape May County, New Jersey (U.S.)

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[Flag of Cape May County, New Jersey] image by Jens Pattke, 3 May 2001

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Municipal flags in Cape May County:

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Description of the flag

The Cape May County flag was adopted on 1 October 1957.
Source: David Martucci: "The flags of New Jersey" in Flag Bulletin X:2-3 (from III.ICV); Flag Research Center Winchester
Jens Pattke, 3 May 2001

Cape May County (102,325 inhabitants in 2002; 16,060 ha) is the southernmost county in New Jersey. The county website shows a big photograph of the flag, described as follows:
"In 1955, a contest was held by the high schools of Cape May County to design an official county flag. The entries were submitted to the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Librarian and the top three winning designs were given to a commercial artist. Under the direction of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Librarian, the present county flag was designed and finally completed.

The flag is made up of a holly tree, adopted by resolution as the official tree of Cape May County, at the base of the County Seal; a gull perched above and on top of the seal; and the county incorporation date of 1692. Colors of the flag are red, navy blue; gull and holly tree background white; with the rest being done in gold and contrasting colors.

The Minutes reflect that on October 1, 1957, the flag had been purchased and was now on display at the front of the Freeholders’ meeting room. As reported in 1969, the county flag had been loaned on occasion to various civic organizations and schools for display. Today, the flag is flown along with the national flag at most county buildings and is on display in the Freeholders’ offices, meeting rooms and the offices of the county department heads."

The image above is erroneous in several details:
- the lettering on the scroll must be blue and not red and there should be a comma after MAY;
- the field of the seal should have the same yellow shade as its bordering ring and the scroll;
- the bordering ring of the seal does not bear branches but anchors, cornucopiae and flowers;
- the branches and the wheat spikes on the bottom of the seal should be deleted;
- the sun should have a different design;
- the gull's wings should have black borders;
- the feet of the gull should be visible on the upper rim of the seal.

Ivan Sache, 3 May 2008