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Greenfield, Indiana (U.S.)

Hancock County

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[Flag of Greenfield, Indiana] image by Masao Okazaki, 26 June 2020

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Greenfield IN adopts new flag.

This article from February was about the early days of the process:
Masao Okazaki, 26 June 2020


There are new colors flying over Greenfield City Hall, as a new city flag designed by local high school students is on display for the first time.

The flag was designed by the members of the Mayor’s Youth Council, students at Greenfield-Central High School who advise Mayor Chuck Fewell on issues that affect youth. It was flown for the first time on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when the students helped hoist it alongside the American flag after the city’s board of works meeting.

“(Several) months ago, the Mayor’s Youth Council embarked upon a great venture to change the city flag because they thought it needed to be changed, and I agreed with them,” Fewell said at the meeting. The students worked with the city’s planning department on a plan to create a new design, including surveying students at the high school about whether they recognized the city flag.

Greenfield’s previous flag was not widely used. It featured a number of symbols, including a corncob representing agriculture, a mortar and pestle representing the local medical industry, a book representing poet James Whitcomb Riley, and a rising sun.

After conducting an initial survey and deciding a new flag design was needed, the youth council asked students to submit their designs. “We took ideas from the students at Greenfield-Central High School,” Macy Huber, a member of the youth council, said. “We had about 70 ideas that were designed by many students, and we took them into our Mayor’s Youth Council meetings and narrowed them down to about eight.”

In February, the city council granted approval to a design the students called the “traditional” flag. The composition features a modified version of the Greenfield city seal, along with the slogan “Experience Our Past, Share Our Future,” against a background of green and gold. Within the center stripe is an image that evokes the six lighted poles that mark the Interstate 70/State Road 9 interchange.

The city also plans to display the new flag at the centers of roundabouts around Greenfield and to allow businesses, schools and other locations to display it.
Dave Fowler, 11 December 2020

Previous flag

[Flag of Greenfield, Indiana] image by Eugene Ipavec, 11 December 2009

The flag of the City of Greenfield, Indiana, is green with a wide white stripe positioned diagonally from top right to bottom left. On the middle of the flag is positioned the city shield. It consists of top name of the city "GREENFIELD" on a green background. The rest of the shield is divided in quarters, 1st and 4th are white, 2nd and 3rd are brown: The corn symbolizes the area's agriculture and "green fields;" the mortar and pestle acknowledge Eli Lilly and Company (a local branch of the worldwide pharmaceutical and agricultural science industry); the open book represents James Whitcomb Riley a local poet who became the Indiana "Hoosier Poet;" and the rising sun is from the state emblem of the sun rising on each day - a new beginning filled with opportunities.

There was a flag contest approximately 25 years ago. Jack Hite's design was chosen as the winning entry. He is now deceased. Information courtesy by Larry McGuire, Mayor's Assistant, City of Greenfield.

About the city:
"Greenfield is a city in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 14,600 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Hancock County." - from Wikipedia:,_Indiana.

Official city website:

Valentin Poposki, 24 September 2009

The Seal

[City Seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 20 July 2019

Paul Bassinson, 20 July 2019

Redesigned flag proposal

The city is considering candidates for a redesign of the city flag:
Dave Fowler, 7 February 2020