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Wheeling, West Virginia (U.S.)

Ohio and Marshall counties

Last modified: 2020-05-18 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Wheeling, West Virginia] image by Masao Okazaki, 28 July 2019


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Flag

Wheeling has adopted a city flag: https://wtov9.com/news/local/ahead-of-wheelings-250th-anniversary-city-council-unveils-new-city-flag.
Dave Fowler, 8 September 2018

https://wtov9.com/news/local/ahead-of-wheelings-250th-anniversary-city-council-unveils-new-city-flag tells us: "Here’s a look at Wheeling’s new city flag! It was officially adopted today at council. What do you think?
6:50 PM - Sep 4, 2018"

And:
"The design of the flag is meant to pay homage to the city's history. The three sections symbolize river, road and rail. The two blue sections represent the Ohio River and Wheeling Creek. The five stars are navigational stars, paying tribute to Wheeling as a transportation hub. Each star represents a different era in Wheeling's history. The flag was created by the Wheeling 250 Committee, and was officially adopted by council Tuesday afternoon."

Another website, http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/community/2018/09/wheeling-leaders-adopt-new-municipal-flag/ has:
"The city of Wheeling has a new official flag approved by city council Tuesday.

Mayor Glenn Elliott thanked the Wheeling 250 Committee for its efforts in creating the new banner. A prior flag for the city of Wheeling — adopted in 1968 — hangs in the back of council chambers, but largely has gone unnoticed."

The only possibility for that flag that I saw in a quick search was at https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/4y3khh/flag_of_wheeling_wv_im_sorry.

It continues
&"The ordinance unanimously passed by council describes the flag as having two horizontal blue stripes at its top and bottom representing the Ohio River and Wheeling Creek. An additional white stripe in the center creates three stripes, representing the three major modes of transportation that contributed to Wheeling’s development — “river, road and rail.”

Five gold stars in the white stripe represent major eras in Wheeling’s past. The “indigenous star” symbolizes Wheeling’s first inhabitants; “the frontier star,” the first settlement by Ebenezer Zane and his brothers in 1769; the “transportation star,” the Ohio River, National Road and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; the “statehood star,” Wheeling as West Virginia’s first capital; and the “industrial star,” Wheeling’s role as a manufacturing and industrial center."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 September 2018


Previous flag

[Flag of Wheeling, West Virginia] image located by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 September 2018

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/4y3khh/flag_of_wheeling_wv_im_sorry
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 September 2018


Seal

[Seal of Wheeling, West Virginia] image by Masao Okazaki, 28 July 2019


Seal

[City Seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 16 February 2020

Source: https://evogov.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
Paul Bassinson, 16 February 2020