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Liberty, South Carolina (U.S.)

Pickens County

Last modified: 2019-12-27 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Liberty, South Carolina] image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 August 2008



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Description of the flag

The town of Liberty (3,009 inhabitants in 2000; 11.1 sq. km) is located in Pickens County, north-western South Carolina. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Liberty emerged as the result of the railroad.

In "The Pickens Sentinel", 13 August 2008, Rita-Sue Seaborn reports the official adoption of the flag of Liberty as follows:
"After months of exploring designs and sketches, members of the Liberty council agreed Monday night on a flag that represents the many qualities of life offered by Liberty. "We've been searching for a flag that suits Liberty," Councilman Michael Sheriff said. "We've had the original flag of the Liberty Bell, and we've had one with the city logo, but we have been looking for a flag that reflects Liberty and our name."

The flag hosts a sliver of a white moon in the left corner set on a deep blue field. Liberty, also in white lettering, runs across the bottom of the flag. The design is based on the Moultrie Flag, which was designed in 1775 and flew over Fort Moultrie in the Charleston harbor, Sheriff said. The Moultrie Flag was destroyed by the British during a 1776 battle, and was later the flag of the South Carolina Minute Men. Following the passage of a resolution adopting the flag as Liberty's own, Mayor Brian Deese said that the city could have official items of clothing designed depicting the flag along with the city's motto, "Our name says it all."
[...]"
www.pickenssentinel.com/articles/2008/08/13/news/004-libertycouncil%208-13-8.txt

Interestingly, a very similar flag is presented on the FOTW website as an erroneous version of the historical Fort Moultrie flag.
Image after a photograph shown on the "Pickens Sentinel" website.
Ivan Sache, 14 August 2008

A photograph of that flag is online at http://www.thelibertymonitor.com/2009/12/i-pledge-allegiance-to-city-of-liberty.html. It turns out that while this is a blue flag with a crescent, with "Liberty" on it, the text is neither on the crescent or on the bottom. In nice stocky letters the name takes up a good amount of flag estate only slightly lower than the middle of the flag.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 August 2014


Former Flag

Speculative
[Possible former flag of Liberty, South Carolina] image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 August 2008

The story [quoted above about the new flag] also mentions "the original flag of the Liberty Bell, and [...] one with the city logo." However there is no logo at www.libertysc.com, just the city seal, which does contain the Liberty Bell. I wonder if that seal had featured on one or another of these two earlier flags? Hypothetically, here is the former flag.
Eugene Ipavec, 24 August 2008


Seal

[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 25 November 2019

Source: https://pbs.twimg.com/
Paul Bassinson, 4 March 2019


 
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