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Berea, Ohio (U.S.)

Cuyahoga County

Last modified: 2021-10-02 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Berea, Ohio] image by Masao Okazaki, 18 August 2021

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Description of the flag

I learned about this flag from this article in the Journal of the Great Waters Association of Vexillology (Vol. XV, No. 2, Issue 30) from December 2010:

The flag is described thus:
Berea, Ohio, a southwestern suburb of Cleveland, is known as the “Grindstone City,” recalling the early quarries of sandstone from which grindstones were manufactured to sharpen tools in home, farm, and industry. The grindstone is a central device in blue outline on the city’s flag, which has three horizontal stripes of blue, white, blue on a burgee-shaped flag. The grindstone is surrounded by a narrow blue ring, and that in turn is surrounded by a wider white ring fimbriated in blue, also forming the city’s seal. Curved around the white ring, from about 8 o’clock to 4 o’clock, are the words BEREA . OHIO . THE GRINDSTONE CITY. Centered across the bottom on a white heraldic ribbon is the inscription, FOUNDED 1836, in blue.

The flag was developed as a result of the city’s Sesquicentennial. A contest was held among the city’s school children. David Victor of Riveredge (Elementary) School designed the seal, which Elizabeth Wetter, of Adalbert (Elementary) School, put on her design of the flag. Judges included Henrietta Echard and former art teachers Jo Pusti and Ted Theodore. The flag was adopted on July 7, 1986.

I downloaded the seal ( and my drawing of the flag.

Here's a Facebook photo showing the seal and the flag:
Masao Okazaki, 18 August 2021


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019

Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019

[Municipal seal] image by Masao Okazaki, 18 August 2021