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Olathe, Kansas (U.S.)

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[Flag of Olathe, Kansas] image Jens Pattke, 6 July 2014
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Olathe is a city located in the northeast part of the U.S. state of Kansas. Olathe is the county seat of Johnson County and the fifth most populous city in the state with an estimated population of 118,034 in 2007.As a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, Olathe is the fourth-largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by the cities of Lenexa to the north, Overland Park to the east, and Gardner to the southwest. In 2008, the US Census Bureau ranked Olathe the 24th fastest-growing city in the nation. The same year, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Olathe 11th on its list of the "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States." - from

The flag can be seen on a photo at
Valentin Poposki, 23 October 2008

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Similar to West Valley UT in design, white field, with city logo in center; blue stripe along top, and orange stripe along bottom. Stripes are approximately 1:4:1.

Logo here:
Dave Fowler, 5 July 2014


[Municipal logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 5 August 2019

Paul Bassinson, 5 August 2019

Earlier flag

[Flag of Olathe, Kansas] image located by Daniel Renterķa, 21 December 2023

After a flag contest held by the Chamber of Commerce, the first flag of Olathe was unveiled on June 24, 1975, which was also a good time to adopt a flag as it was just before the bicentennial year. The winning design, which received $150, was created by Steve McClarrinon.

The flag has three red, white, and blue stripes pointing to three interlocking circles on a blue background. These three stripes show a direct reference to the United States of America. The interlocking circles make up the end of the key shape it forms, showing how cooperation is the key to Olathe's future. Each circle contains a symbol. One of these symbols is a Native American, which shows how Native Americans once occupied the city and are responsible for the name "Olathe", meaning "beautiful". Another circle contains a covered wagon, representing the pioneers which settled in Olathe. Finally, the third circle contains the date Olathe became a city, 1857. In addition to this, five stars form a line beneath the stripes, representing five people who were born in Olathe who later became governors.

Image from the Olathe News issue of October 4, 1985
Daniel Renterķa, 21 December 2023

Prairie Highlands

[Flag of Prairie Highlands, Kansas] image by David Sigley, 3 March 2023
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The flag is a white field with a thin blue border. In the center is a variant of the Prairie Highlands Golf Club logo, which shows a blue outline of a Bagpiper with a tartan, similar to the ones worn by Scottish bagpipers, with the community name next to it.

Google Streetview of the flag:

David Sigley, 3 March 2023