Independence County flag and seal contest ends July 31


County Judge Robert Griffin says Independence County needs a flag since it hasn’t had one in 200 years.  

He started a competition where someone can become a part of the history of the county, perhaps be recognized as the “Betsy Ross” of their time.  

Citizens can create an Independence County flag and a county seal.  The contests are separate, and you can enter both or just one if you so choose. Judge Griffin said it is a  blind competition. 

Griffin archives the submissions and will not reveal them to the Quorum Court before August 1, 2020.  Griffin said court members will not know the artist, only the results of the vision of the creator.

You can email your vision to or you can bring it to the Judge’s office at 192 East Main Street in Batesville. 

If you use e-mail, a call to alert the Judge’s office personnel that the submission is coming would be appreciated and for more information, call the Judge’s office at (870)793-8800

Griffin said the flag and seal will be presented on the county’s 200th birthday which is October 20, 2020.

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