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Jackson, Mississippi (U.S.)

Hinds County

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[flag of Jackson, Mississippi] image by Clay Moss, 27 February 2007

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Description of the flag

Proportion:       3:5, but variable.
Adopted:         November 1992
First Raised:     6 January 1993
The flag of Jackson, Mississippi, consists of a 'forest green' field which represents growth, the land and opportunity. The white cross symbolizes the city as being at the crossroads of the state and the region. (The city sits on major national arteries which run north-south and east-west.) The 'French Blue' disc indicates the location of the city upon the Pearl River while the 'yellow-gold' star is a graphic depiction of the city as the capital of Mississippi."

SOURCES - Official Jackson city government handout on the day of the adoption; personal conversations with the head of the flag design committee, Mr. Clay Moss.
Calvin Paige Herring, 26 May 1998

I assisted Jackson's flag design committee as they came up with this flag. The outer gold ring is 1/2 the width of the flag, The French Blue disk is 4/9 the width of the flag while the star is 1/3 the width of the flag based on circumference. The arms of the cross are 1/9 the width of the flag. The official colors are Dartmouth green, French blue, Spanish yellow, and white. I don't remember all of the collective meaning behind the flag. I do remember that the cross represents the fact that Jackson was once referred to as "The Crossroads of the South". The gold star represents the fact that Jackson is Mississippi's capitol. Although Dartmouth green is a darker colored green, the latest batch of Jackson flags that I saw flying around town back in December were more of an Irish green.
Clay Moss, 27 February 2007