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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

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[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 March 2024
based on this picture of the flag by Ian Baker, 15 March 2024

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Municipal flags in Lawrence County:

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Description of the flag

The flag is white and in the center a yellow-edged green map of the county with a central disk showing stylized fields, waters and an ear of wheat.

The flag was the winner of a flag design contest held in 1982 and designed by Rosemary Ann Marino, a commercial artist from New Castle. The design depicts the shape of Lawrence County in green and edged with gold off-center on a white background with the words "Lawrence County, Pennsylvania" emblazoned on the bottom. The center logo features a shaft of wheat, symbolizing prosperity, against a background of rolling farmlands on the left and waves of water on the right.

I sourced this information from articles from the New Castle News at the time:

I took this picture of the flag that one of the commissioners showed me at one of our Anniversary committee meetings.
Ian Baker, 15 March 2024


[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Paul Bassinson, 2 March 2019

Paul Bassinson, 2 March 2019

175th Anniversary flag

[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Flag] image by Ian D. Baker, 15 March 2024

A flag was adopted in honor of the county's 175th anniversary:

As Lawrence County develops plans for its 175th birthday celebration next year, it's only fitting it has a logo and a flag to commemorate it. Those were the sentiments of the county commissioners when they voted Tuesday to approve an official logo and a flag designed by Little Beaver Township artist Ian D. Baker to commemorate the occasion. Baker presented his design to the commissioners at their regular meeting in August and the commissioners decided to sanction it for the upcoming observances.

Commissioner Brian D. Burick is chairman of a volunteer committee of citizens from throughout the county which has met three times so far and is planning many activities in observance of the county being formed by the state legislature in 1849.

The county's birthday will officially be observed on March 20, 2024, Burick said. The new flag and logo each have 27 stars, one for each municipality in the county, he pointed out. Although the voters approved a referendum this month for a municipal merger of South New Castle Borough with Shenango Township, that will not become official until January 2026. Thus, the flag will have 10 stars commemorating the existing 10 boroughs, he said. One star is the City of New Castle and 16 others represent the number of townships within the county.

The slogan, "Don't give up the ship," are the last words of Captain James Lawrence during the from the War of 1812 Battle of Lake Erie, when his ship, the USS Chesapeake, was captured. Oliver Hazard Perry invoked it in his personal battle flag to commemorate the late Lawrence, who was his friend.

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Valentin Poposki, 7 January 2024

I am the creator of the 175th Anniversary Flag for Lawrence County, PA, which I have named The "Fireworks and Stripes."

Right now, it has been approved for the 175th Anniversary of our county. Eventually, I would like to see it implemented as the official county flag. However, one of our boroughs is going to merge with a township in 2026, so the plan is to wait until then to campaign for a new flag with an altered version of the Fireworks and Stripes with 9 outer stars that I happen to have ready. The timing then couldn't be better as 2026 is America's 250th birthday and the fact the flag is red, white, and blue with spangled stars and fireworks would make for an easy sell when everyone (hopefully) has a renewed appreciation for and motivation to learn more about American History, much like during the Bicentennial. The flag is supposed to have the same colors as the American flag.

The design is full of little details that tell the story of our county's past, present, and future. For more info, you can visit
Ian Baker, 15 March 2024

Anniversary seal

[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 20 November 2023