Official Washington County Flag Ceremony

Official Washington County Flag Recommission

In honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the members of Prestwick Preservation Society are working to recommission the “Official Washington County Flag”. The official flag will fly over newly developed Prestwick Preservation Park, as well as the Washington County Courthouse in Chatom and at other prominent places in Washington County such as schools, post offices, libraries and museums.

The official Washington County flag, which has fallen from use and faded from most people’s memories will be revived to its former glory. Two ceremonies are planned: the first ceremony will be held on Friday December 13th at the Washington County Courthouse at 11:00 a.m.                  

*The Prestwick Preservation Society would be honored if your Principal or school representative attend this historic event. An official flag will be presented by Small’s Mortuary, Mt. Vernon, AL, to each Washington County Principal/School to be flown over your campus.

Flags will also be presented to all Washington County Mayors, after which a Ceremonial Flag will be present to Bishop Nathaniel Henry (the flag’s designer), he will then give the Ceremonial Flag to the Troop leader, William Adams and Troop 223 of Mcintosh will prepare the flag to be raised, at that time the rains will be given back to Bishop Nathaniel Henry and he will raise the flag.

With the Washington County School system by our side for this upcoming event, we’re sure to achieve our goal to recognize the official Washington County flag and the distinguish designer of the flag, Bishop Nathaniel Henry, of Millry AL. *Henry is the first African-American to design a County flag in Alabama. The flag was designed in 1976, which was the Bicentennial year of our great nation, the United States of America.

The second ceremony will be on Saturday December 14th— which is the actual Bicentennial of Alabama—the Official Washington County Flag will be raised at the newly developed Prestwick Preservation Park, developed by the Prestwick Preservation Society. (In honor of Alabama’s 200th Birthday) This event will take place at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The Prestwick Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization; our goal is to educate the community. We have developed a beautiful outdoor space that includes historical markers, displaying the history of forgotten landmarks, nestled in a serene setting. The Park commemorates the People, Places and History of Washington County and the Prestwick Community, a place to come and reflect.

*ENDORSED BY:  ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION • THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION • THE TOWN OF CHATOM & THE WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY