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Yavapai County, Arizona (U.S.)

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[Flag of Yavapai County] image located by Daniel Rénteria, 18 July 2022

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Municipal flags in Yavapai County:

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Description of the flag

The flag is based on the state flag, with the county seal in the center rather than the copper star.

An official drawing of the flag can be seen at
Daniel Rénteria, 18 July 2022


[Seal of Yavapai County] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 December 2017

Image source:
Paul Bassinson, 21 December 2017

Official history and description, according to the county's Clerk of the Board:

"When the newly designed Prescott Centennial Celebration logo had served its useful purpose at the end of 1964, Yavapai County asked the Prescott City Council for permission to use the logo as their Official County Seal. Permission was granted and for approximately 13 years, County officials used the seal designed by Sama Samalik, whose design was chosen from among 43 entries as the winner of the contest sponsored by the Prescott Centennial Commission. For County use, the date 1865 was placed in the design to denote the year the county was established, and the words 'Yavapai County, Arizona' were added to the outer circle of the design. The current logo was redrawn in 1974 by local resident Kit Carson, who made minor changes to increase the clarity."

"The mounted steed is an illustration of the famous Buckey O'Neill, who held offices as Probate Judge, County Sheriff and Mayor of Prescott, and led the U.S. Volunteer Calvary into the Spanish-American War in Cuba.

The butte depicts Thumb Butte, the geographical presence of which is perhaps the most important factor in the settling of the Territorial Government. When the Governor's official party members were leaving Washington for the new territory, they were given directions as to where to establish the capitol. They were told by scouts to watch for a butte that looked like a thumb, for in that area was abundant game, water and timber.

The tree depicts the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world, located at Lynx Lake in the Prescott National Forest, which covers 1.25 million acres. The house represents the famous Governor's Mansion which stands today as part of the Sharlot Hall Museum. Although built of lofty Ponderosa Pine, cut from the immediate area of Prescott, the mansion was "Grand" only in that most housing of the era consisted of tents or shacks.

The water at the bottom of the seal represents the Verde River. The Verde River is the only designated National Wild and Scenic River in Arizona. The towns of Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Camp Verde, all in Yavapai County, are located along this river. 1865 is the year Yavapai County was established with officers appointed."

Daniel Rentería, 26 January 2024