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Berks County, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

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[Berks County, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Vanja Poposki, 13 November 2022

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Municipal flags in Berks County:

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Description of the flag

A red-white-blue tricolor, with a large yellow diamond overlain on it. In the diamond a black-line illustration of a plow. In the upper hoist the date 1752. In the lower fly the name Berks.
Jens Pattke, 16 April 2005

Berks County (373,628 inhabitants in 2002; seat, Reading) is located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1752 from parts of Lancaster, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties, Berks gave up in 1772 territory for the formation of Northumberland County, and again in 1811, for the formation of Schuylkill County. Berks County was named for Berkshire, England, home of William Penn's family. - County website

The county website, given as the source for the flag image, gives also the following details on the flag:
"The Berks County flag was designed in 1914 by Charles K. Snell of Reading and officially adopted in 1941 by the County Commissioners".
Ivan Sache, 4 May 2008

I found these photos on the county's Facebook page:

The diamond is shaped somewhat like the county, but there's standing grass, a wheat sheaf, and a plow.
Vanja Poposki, 13 November 2022


[Berks County, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Paul Bassinson, 2 March 2019

Paul Bassinson, 2 March 2019