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Danville, Kentucky (U.S.)

Boyle County

Last modified: 2023-06-30 by rick wyatt
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[Danville KY] image by Masao Okazaki, 21 June 2023
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The Flag

At (no longer available) there was a picture of the city commission, basically the city seal on a light blue field. Behind them were the flags of the US, Kentucky, and judging by the lettering on the seal, the city of Danville. There were, however, some differences that I can detect easily from the official seal, in that the seal on the flag is gold (as well as the elements) and a slightly different placement of the elements that are included in the seal. There is also a wreath underneath - but the words are not legible even when zoomed (at least here).
Phil Nelson, 28 February 2003

The flag and seal are described in the city code:

2-2. Official flag.
The official flag of the city, shall consist of the aforesaid official seal in the center of the flag with the outer band of gold color and lettering of dark blue. The aforesaid symbols in the seal shall be of gold color outlined in dark blue color; all set in a white background. Beneath the seal on the flag shall appear the official motto in a gold colored scroll with dark blue colored lettering. The flag itself should be of middle-valued, ultra marine blue color
(Code 1977, 5.010)

The flag and the city seal in the council hall:
Masao Okazaki, 21 June 2023


[Municipal logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 13 August 2019

Paul Bassinson, 13 August 2019

2-1. Official seal of the city.
The official seal of the city shall be a circular seal in which the "City of Danville, Kentucky" appears around the outer band and "1787" at the bottom of the outer band to recognize the date of December 4, 1787 when the Virginia Legislature established Danville as a City in Virginia. Inside the outer band and in the center of the seal shall appear a star to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky which became a state in 1792. Surrounding the star in a clockwise direction shall be a caduceus to commemorate the world's first successful ovariotomy performed in this city on December 25, 1809, by Dr. Ephriam McDowell upon Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford. Next there shall be a lamp of knowledge or learning to commemorate the founding of Transylvania College, the first college west of the Alleghenies, here in 1780. Then, at the bottom of the seal, and just above the date of Danville's founding, shall appear a log cabin representing the first post office west of the famous "dividing mountains" established here in 1792. Continuing clockwise, there shall appear a scroll to recognize the signing of Kentucky's first Constitution in Danville in Constitution Square in 1792. Finally, a scale of justice shall represent the erection of the first courthouse, both log and brick, in the West in Danville, and establishment of the first law school in the West.
(Code 1977, 5.020)
Masao Okazaki, 21 June 2023