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New Smyrna Beach, Florida (U.S.)

Volusia County

Last modified: 2024-03-16 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of New Smyrna Beach, Florida] image by Masao Okazaki, 25 May 2022
based on photo located by Valentin Poposki, 8 January 2011

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The Flag

The flag of the City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is white with city seal on it. You can see it here: more than a half way down, or here:

Valentin Poposki, 8 January 2011


[City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 24 June 2019

Paul Bassinson, 24 June 2019

Previous flag

[Flag of New Smyrna Beach, Florida] image by Masao Okazaki, 11 August 2021

This article is about this town's first official flag:

According to this article, the flag was designed in 1934, officially adopted in 1939, lost at some time, and rediscovered and restored in 2006. It is shown in the Commission Chamber.
Masao Okazaki, 11 August 2021

The resolution adopting the flag as official was adopted on January 9, 1939. It displays the city seal in green, white, and gold, centered on a purple field, with gold bordering the top and bottom.. A strip of water with a dead tree standing on one shore and a live tree on the other is also depicted. 1768 is below the dead tree, 1887 being below the other. A key spans the water and the date, June 6, is below it."NEW SMYRNA BEACH, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA" encircles the seal.

Local historians in 1967 believed the dead tree and the date of 1768 to represent the Dr. Andrew Turnbull Colony, which was a royal English agricultural venture which began in 1767 or 1768 but later failed. The live tree probably represents later settlers from the time of the town's incorporation in 1887, when there were only 31 registered voters.

As for its colors, it appears no specific meaning is known, but gold is believed to represent Florida's sunshine, its oranges and wealth; the green for the year-round growing season, white for truth, purity, and justice; purple for the royalty of the first settlement or a combination of the indigo once grown there and the red of the English.

There was a committee for the adoption of this city flag headed by John S. Duss Jr., with other members being Mrs. S. J. Sweett, Mrs. Cora Wilson, Norman Osborne, and Victor Hardy.

Source: the Daytona Beach Morning Journal of December 24, 1967.
Daniel Renterķa, 23 February 2024