The Flag of the Borough of Gettysburg

The History of its Evolution and Adoption
Gettysburg Flag
Gettysburg Flag

This flag design belongs to the Borough of Gettysburg and its unauthorized commercial use is strictly prohibited

About the flag...

On March 10, 2003 the Borough Council of Gettysburg voted to adopt an official town flag. The design is a simplified rendering of the graphic identity currently used by the Borough of Gettysburg, in the drawing below. 

Evolution of Gettysburg Flag

The dominant element of the flag design is a stylized representation of Lincoln Square, Gettysburg's "historic crossroads." The three stars represent the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg and the three wards into which the Borough is divided.

Federal colors of red, white and blue denote Gettysburg's significance in United States history. The blue field with gold stars denotes the Pennsylvania state colors.

The vote to adopt this flag happened, by chance, to occur exactly on the 197th anniversary of the ordination of the Borough of Gettsyburg, when it became a municipality independent from Cumberland Township in Adams County.

The citizens of Gettysburg are pleased and honored that the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg has designated this flag as its "house flag," which is flown by the ship on special occasions and into battle. The community sent the flag as an expression of its respect and support for the men and women who serve aboard the USS Gettysburg.

For more information or to order a Gettysburg Flag contact the borough office or order online.