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image by David Pawson, 27 March 2006
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Terry County:
Terry county is named for Col. Benjamin F. Terry (1821-1861), soldier, Eighth Texas CavalryValentin Poposki, 27 March 2006
County Seat: Brownfield Area: 886 square miles Pop. (2000): 12,761.
About the flag: "Walter Dee Burnett of the Terry County Heritage Museum designed a flag for his county's Texas Sesquicentennial preparations. Adopted by the Commissioners' Court on 24 February 1986, the flag is properly sand colored, but is actually made in white, and displays a large blue Lone Star in outline. The top point of the star is replaced by an oil well, representing the county's main industry. A blue cotton boll is located over the center of the star to depict the main crop. Written over the top point of the star is the name "Terry," and over the bottom points "County," in red letters."
image located by Jan Mertens, 23 July 2010
Ten years earlier a special flag was designed to coincide with the US Bicentennial 1776-1976. Offered on eBay by "edwinart" under no. 160287462381, page accessed on 27 Sep 2008, it was described as follows (edited quote): "Roughly 3 x 5 ft Made by the Defiance (? jm) ~ 100% cotton bunting ~ Annin & Co. Image of Oil Well, Industry, and Beef."
White field bearing an double oval ring, dark blue outside and red inside, enclosing black representations of an oil well pump (left), a town seen from a distance (middle) and a hoist-facing bull (right). In the lower part of the oval appear seven black stripes converging on the town whereas in the upper part is placed the slogan "A STRONG GROWING LINK". Inside the double ring we find black names "TERRY COUNTY, TEXAS" (top) and "UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL" (bottom), in both cases case a broken chain, black, to the left and right of the name; at left and right respectively appear the bicentennial years in red (read vertically): "1776" and "1976".
Jan Mertens, 23 July 2010