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Cumberland County, New Jersey (U.S.)

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[Flag of Cumberland County, New Jersey] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 January 2002

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Municipal flags in Cumberland County:

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Description of the flag

The Cumberland County flag was adopted in September 1955.
Source: David Martucci: "The flags of New Jersey" in Flag Bulletin X:2-3 (from III.ICV); Flag Research Center Winchester

Jens Pattke, 4 May 2001

Cumberland's pride in its Liberty Bell is reflected in its official flag executed in 1955 from a design unanimously adopted by resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders earlier that year. The banner is displayed in the Freeholders Room at the courthouse and is used on ceremonial occasions.

The flag was designed by J. Landis Meade and was adopted as the official insignia by the freeholders in 1955. Cumberland County split from Salem County in 1748, which is represented in the red lettering on the flag. The buff and sky blue of the diagonally quartered primary portion represent the colors of the uniforms worn by the Continental troops in the Revolutionary War. The insignia of a bell in the central portion of deep blue is a likeness of Cumberland's own Liberty Bell. The bell, bearing the date of independence, is surrounded by 14 stars positioned at random, each representing a municipal subdivision in the county at the time.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 January 2002