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St. Joseph, Missouri (U.S.)

Buchanan County

Last modified: 2019-12-22 by rick wyatt
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[flag of St. Joseph, Missouri] image by Eugene Ipavec, May 2009

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Description of the flag

On the City of St. Joseph's flag from the Code of Ordinances.

Sec. 2-6. Official flag.
The flag represented as a light, bright blue field or background with circular design of the official seal of the city in the upper left-hand corner area, with the silhouette of a Pony Express rider approaching the distant city horizon, in dark (flag) blue and edged with gold fringe is established and declared to be the official flag of the city.

Paula Heyde, CMC, City Clerk
City of St. Joseph, Missouri

About the city:
Saint Joseph (informally, St. Joe) is the largest city in Northwest Missouri, serving as the county seat for Buchanan County. With a 2007 estimated population of 73,912, Saint Joseph is the eighth largest city in the state. The St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, had an estimated population of 122,306 in 2006. Saint Joseph is also home to Missouri Western State University.
Saint Joseph was founded by Joseph Robidoux, a local fur trader, and officially incorporated in 1843. In its early days, it was a bustling outpost and rough frontier town, serving as a last supply point and jumping-off point over the Missouri River toward the "Wild West", this due largely to the fact that it was the westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War. Between April 3, 1860, and late October 1861, Saint Joseph was one of the two endpoints of the Pony Express."
- from Wikipedia:,_Missouri

Valentin Poposki, 27 April 2009


[municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 30 September 2019

Image source:
Paul Bassinson, 30 September 2019