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image by Jens Pattke, 20 July 2014
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in West Baton Rouge Parish:
I've noticed a flag which appears behind upstanding councillors, etc. (e.g., at www.wbrcouncil.org/contacts/bios.asp) along with the S&S and LA state flag. I guess West Baton Rouge has a 'regular' parish flag as well.
André Coutanche, 23 April 2008
The flag is white with the parish logo centered.
West Baton Rouge parish in Louisiana, USA, last year (2007) celebrated its bicentennial. For that occasion a flag was created - white with bicentennial parish logo on it and some lettering below (which I can't read - maybe someone with better eyes - it seems the last word is "years"). It is shown on a photo at www.westbatonrougemuseum.com/bicentennial.htm. On the same page a short history of the creation of the parish:
"On March 14, 1699, Iberville and Bienville arrived in the "Bayagoula nation," where the Bayougoula Indians inhabited the country west of the Mississippi River near Bayou Manchac. The parish's original 600 square miles were bordered by the Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and False rivers with a boundary across from Bayou Manchac. In 1717, the French Company of the West began issuing land grants in the Territory of Louisiana. The next large group of immigrants were Acadian refugees who settled there in the latter part of the 18th century. On March 31, 1807, Governor William C. C. Claiborne approved a measure dividing the Territory of Orleans into19 parishes. The eleventh of the 19 was named Baton Rouge, which is now West Baton Rouge Parish. The first parish courthouse was established in St. Michel, now present day Port Allen. In 1812 when the State of Louisiana was admitted into the Union, the Parish of Baton Rouge became West Baton Rouge Parish and the land directly to the east across the Mississippi River became East Baton Rouge Parish."
The logo is also shown on the first page of this PDF document: www.wbrcouncil.org/Files/Newsletter/VisionWestsmall-Jan.2007.pdf.
Valentin Poposki, 23 April 2008