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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 12th February 1963, flag adopted 6th August 1964, abolished 30th June 1972
Red-white-black, adopted 06.08.1964. The county was united with Brückenau and Hammelburg counties in the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 14 August 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The old arms were granted on February 12, 1963. The arms show the three most important rulers in the district in former times. The chief shows the arms of Bavaria, as the district is part of Bavaria. The hen on a mountain is the canting arms of the counts of Henneberg, who owned the main part of the district until the 14th century. The third field shows the arms of Franconia, which are the arms of the Prince-bishops of Würzburg, who gradually acquired most of the area during the 13th-18th century.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003