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image by Ivan Sarajcic, 26 June 2007
Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina, USA. As of 2000, the population was 77,415. Its county seat is Lenoir. The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, presiding professor (1796-1797, 1799-1804) and the first president (1804-1812, 1816-1835) of the University of North Carolina.
A series of reductions in the county's territory followed. In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were combined to form Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were combined to form Avery County.
Source: Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_County,_North_Carolina.
In the official county website, in Board of Commissioners' Minutes the full story about the flag adoption and an image of it are given: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/comm/dec162002.htmm.
"Redesign of Caldwell County Flag,
Mr. Hill reported that a survey was conducted through the Caldwell County Today television program, the County’s website, and the News-Topic to choose one of three flag designs voted on during a previous Commissioners’ meeting. As a result of this survey, a total of 13,264 votes were cast. The winning design had a total of 4,644 votes with the others receiving 4,402 and 4,218. Mr. Hill said the Board of Commissioners must take official action to approve an official flag for Caldwell County. Following his presentation, Commissioner Thuss made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Taylor, to approve the following design as the official flag for Caldwell County. The motion passed by majority vote."
Valentin Poposki, 21 June 2007
The flag has a green bar, one-third width along the hoist, with a dark green tree, and the county and state name and date. The hoist two-thirds are seven alternating horizontal stripes of blue and white.