Last modified: 2021-06-12 by rick wyatt
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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 4 February 2002
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Somerset County:
Somerset County uses a flag like the pre-1801 British union flag, with an octagonal escutcheon showing the head of an Indian facing the hoist.
It is interesting that this County has continued to include a British Union
Flag in its design, even though this Somerset County is situated within one of
the 13 original USA States, Maryland, that fought the British for independence.
The actual use of this first version of British Union Flag makes sense as that
was the version in use when the County Flag was reportedly adopted in 1694.
The image above is based on that at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Somerset_County,_Maryland
According to Wikipedia, it says in part;
"The Flag of Somerset County, Maryland, United States, consists of a flag of Great Britain with the head of a Native American in the center. The flag was adopted in 1694 after the the County received a Royal Warrant from King William III of England to use the Union Jack as its flag."
Ralph Bartlett, 9 May 2021
image located by Paul Bassinson, 8 July 2018
Image obtained from
Paul Bassinson, 8 July 2018
image located by Paul Bassinson, 8 May 2021
Image of the flag of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office obtained from
Paul Bassinson, 8 May 2021