Ohio County Flags
The state of Ohio is comprised of 88 counties as diverse as the state itself. The Ohio counties are named after a variety of
people and things. Some are named after Ohio Governors and politicians, and many have Native American names. In addition,
each of Ohio's 88 counties fly a county flag. All 88 county flags are flown at the Ohio Statehouse on special occasions
throughout the year.
Find your county on the list below and learn about your county flag!
In conjunction with Ohio's Bicentennial celebration, a contest was held to design a Henry County flag. Citizens of all ages and backgrounds submitted designs, which were judged by representatives from the Henry County Historical Society and Henry County Arts Council. The winning flag was designed by 21-year-old Elliot Geno of New Bavaria, a student at Defiance College.
Geno started with the idea to entwine several county symbols on a flag that is the same shape as the Ohio State flag. He wanted a traditional looking flag, because he sees Henry County as traditional. The flag centers on Lady Justice, which is a statue on top of the county courthouse. Ropes remind us of the canal along the Maumee River. Wheat symbolizes the agricultural industry. White stars represent the county's townships.
The county was established in 1820, and named for Patrick Henry of the Revolutionary War.