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" Sec. 1-105. City flag.

The flag made from the design submitted by Kay Darnell Drew, which flag has been displayed in the City Council Chambers for the City of Clarksville at the regular September 3, 1987 meeting of the city council, be, and same is hereby adopted as the official flag for the City of Clarksville, with a color photograph of said flag, together with a narrative prepared by the afore-named designer as to its meaning, being attached hereto as Exhibit "A".

No image at the site though...

(Ord. No. 17-1987-88, 9-15-87)

Editor's note: Ord. No. 17-1987-88, adopted Sept 15, 1987, did not specifically amend the Code, hence inclusion herein as 1-105 was at the discretion of the editor. "Exhibit A" of said ordinance has not been set out herein, but is on file and available for inspection in the office of the city clerk. "

Dov Gutterman, 6 December 2002

The flag of the city of Clarksville is a vertical tri-bar of blue-white-blue. The blue is a lighter shade, more nearly the blue of the old South African flag. On the white vertical bar is the seal of the city. The outer ring of the seal is broad and red, with gold letters that read 'CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE' arching from lower hoist, around the top, to lower fly side of the seal. Centred at the bottom of the outer ring is the date '1784". All lettering is in gold or yellow. Within, separated somewhat from the outer ring by white, is another red ring that is no more than a line. Centered within is a shield outlined in black. Across the center of the shield is a blue fess with wavy white lines, representing the Cumberland River. The section above the fess is white, divided into two section by a vertical black line. The canton toward the hoist has black scales of justice within, and the fly side canton had an open book (also in black) symbolising learning. (Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University.) The section of the shield below the fess is similarly divided into two white sections by a black line. The hoist side has (in black) an ancient style plow (symbolising agriculture) while crossed spades (blades down) for industry are in the remaining section. Above the shield are Tennessee's three stars, but in gold and on a horizontal plane. The center star, representing Middle Tennessee, is larger than the other two. Clarksville is located in Middle Tennessee, just below the Kentucky border, about 45 miles northwest of Nashville. It is also the site of Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army.

If any volunteer wishes to try GIFing this flag (or the flag of Nashville and Davidson County), let me know and I will forward an image.

Devereaux Cannon, 8 December 2002


Originally published in the Citizen Press:

New symbol for Pulaski flying high

By: SCOTT STEWART, Managing Editor January 30, 2003

The city of Pulaski has a new symbol which will be used to demonstrate all the city is and has been since its inception.

The Pulaski Flag is already flying over some areas of the city and will eventually fly over city-owned property wherever possible, according to Mayor Dan Speer. Speer said he got the idea of a city flag when attending Tennessee Municipal League meetings and noticing that other cities had flags. "I thought a flag for the City of Pulaski was a good idea," Speer said. To make sure the flag symbolized what Pulaski means to all citizens, the public was invited to give its input on what should make up the flag. That public invitation led local artist Pamela Sue Keller to start developing ideas of her own. Keller contacted Speer with some of her ideas, and Speer showed her some designs that he had in mind. Much of what Speer was considering was based on a logo for the city that had been developed by Butch Sutton. Among many other things, Sutton is a graphic design artist and an officer with the Pulaski Police Department. Speer suggested to Keller that Sutton's design be incorporated with her ideas.

The resulting ideas were eventually brought to the Pulaski City Council, which voted on the design that has become the Pulaski Flag. Included on the flag is the motto "The Land Of Milk And Honey," which has long been associated with Pulaski and Giles County. Speer said it is unknown who coined that phrase for this area, but he said its use on the flag brings together the thought of Pulaski as part of Giles County. The same can be said for the Giles County Courthouse, which is prominently placed on the flag as part of Sutton's logo for the city. Speer said nothing identifies Pulaski and Giles County as a whole more than the image of the historic courthouse. An orange stripe down the right side of the flag (as you look at it) signifies the city's ongoing commitment to brotherhood among all people. Three stars signify that Pulaski is part of the state of Tennessee and the colors red, white and blue are a patriotic symbol of the United States of America.

When the flag was unveiled at a recent meeting of the city council, Sutton said the logo and now his part of the flag design are ways for him to give back to the town he calls home. Sutton explained that when he left Cumberland Plateau several years ago he found Pulaski and decided to make it his home. He said he feels part of the community and the design work used in the logo and flag are his contributions to his hometown. Keller said her interest in designing the flag is based on her desire to give back to her community. "I realized how important it was for the city, and I am so proud to live in a community that supports artists," she said. The flag currently flies over Speer Overlook behind the Pulaski Recreation Center and at Sharewood Park. Speer said the flag will soon fly over Cave Springs Park in North Pulaski, City Hall and other city-owned property.

located by Phil Nelson, 9 February 2003