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Portage County, Ohio (U.S.)

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[Flag of Portage County Ohio] image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 March 2007

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Municipal flags in Portage County:

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Description of the flag

Horizontally divided 1:2:1, the upper and lower stripes blue, the central stripe bearing 10 narrow stripes, alternating red and white (starting with red on the hoist side, starting with white on the fly side). In center of flag, and extending to the edge of the central striped area, a seal displaying the state map in yellow, the date 1808 and the location of the county in red, surrounded by 17 stars because Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 March 2007

The alternating red and white stripes represent the original 20 townships that made up Portage County at its founding. 1808 is the year Ohio was accepted to the Union. Gold indicates the riches (agricultural, industrial and natural) of the state.
Eric D. Droll, 30 July 2007

The Portage County Flag featuring a patriotic red, white, and blue theme pays tribute to the United States of America and to the great State of Ohio. The middle section of the flag is dominated by an emblem with the shape of Ohio, in gold, with the location of Portage County super-imposed in red. The seventeen blue stars surrounding the emblem represent of Ohio joining the Union as the nation's seventeenth state.

The county's establishment date, 1808, is written across the emblem. On each side of the emblem, alternating red and white stripes, twenty in total, represent the original townships that made up Portage County. Today, the County is comprised of 18 townships, 5 cities, and 7 villages. The county's name recalls a historic portage path used by the Native Americans in the area.

Located by Valentin Poposki, 26 September 2007