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Elkhart County, Indiana (U.S.)

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[Flag of Elkhart County, Indiana] image by Benjamin Rogers, 21 June 2021

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Description of the flag

Elkhart County, Indiana flag information: Section 1-2-2-1 of the Elkhart County Code of Ordinances, adopted November 5, 1984, reads

"The County flag has the following design: a red circle, centered on a field of white, with the right center rim of the circle broken to form a "C"; three (3) parallel royal blue bars centered in the circle, with the borders of the lower and uppermost bard being superimposed on the inner rim of the circle. A single gold stalk of wheat, outlined in blue, pierces the left center rim of the circle and the center bar, with the bloom being to the right of the right center rim of the circle."
Bradley King, 17 July 2002 As far as actual meaning, I don't have anything official. From what the county code seems to indicate, the red ring is actually supposed to be closed on the left side, so it forms an open C. The blue bars would then create an E, to represent the first letters of 'Elkhart County'. For some reason, for as long as I can remember, the red ring has been open on both the left and right sides. (More than likely this is in error, as other published uses of the symbol as the county seal show the ring closed on the left side.) I am assuming the shaft of wheat represents both the traditional idea of abundance along with the region's agricultural roots. The county has historically had a number of industries reliant on waterways, so I am guessing the blue bars represent water, while the combination of red, white, and blue are a typical patriotic combination.
Benjamin Rogers, 23 June 2021