The Hancock County Flag
In 2004, Leadership Hancock County project team members Charlie Bridenthal, Shelby Hoover, Mike Perigo, Debbie Powell, and Darren Turner identified the need for our county to capture images that would represent the strength of our community and present symbolism that would lend itself to a strong county identification in the form of a flag. The flag was adopted by the Hancock Count Commissioners on March 29, 2004. In 2009, Leadership Hancock County gave its permission to the Community Foundation to adopt the flag as a symbol of its Spirit of Community Funds. The flag images are described below:
- The green and yellow colors symbolize the County’s agricultural heritage.
- The upper left “green field” alludes to the city of Greenfield, the county seat and the County’s largest community.
- The diagonal white stripe symbolizes the National Road (US 40) and its importance to the development of the County.
- The large centered white disk symbolizes the progress and prosperity of the County.
- The nine gold stars symbolize the nine townships of the County.
- The number 1828 represents the year the County was formed.
- The graphic representation represents the Hancock County Courthouse.
Click here to read about HCCF’s Spirit of Community Funds and find out how to get your own Hancock County flag.