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Greene County, Virginia (U.S.)

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[Flag of Greene County, Virginia] by Randy Young, 17 December 2001

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Description of the flag

The official county flag is similar to that of neighboring Madison County. The flag of Greene County is white with the county seal centered on the flag. The county seal is green and features a black horseshoe at the center. Above the horseshoe is the name "SPOTSWOOD," with "GOLDEN HORSESHOE" written beneath the symbol and the year "1716" at the center. This is to commemorate colonial governor Spotswood whose knights of the Golden Horseshoe originally surveyed what is now Greene County in 1716. Around the outside of the seal is written "COUNTY OF GREENE VIRGINIA" and the year "1838," the year the county was formed from neighboring Orange County. Greene County is named for American Revolutionary patriot Nathanael Greene.
Randy Young
, 17 December 2001

Variant of the flag

[Variant of the Flag of Greene County, Virginia] by Randy Young, 24 November 1998

Greene County is right next door to my home county of Madison, and I've seen this flag flying in several places throughout the county. The flag is white with a green diagonal bar stretching from the upper left to the lower right. In the canton is the county seal. The diagonal bar and the seal are two different shades of green, but I've never found out why.
Randy Young, 24 November 1998

I recently discovered that the said design was apparently an unofficial variant of the official flag of the county.
Randy Young, 17 December 2001