Choosing a Flag
In 1955, a contest was held by the high schools of Cape May County to design an official county flag. The entries were submitted to the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Librarian and the top 3 winning designs were given to a commercial artist. Under the direction of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Librarian, the present county flag was designed and finally completed.
The flag is made up of a holly tree, adopted by resolution as the
official tree of Cape May County, at the base of the county Seal; a gull
perched above and on top of the seal; and the county incorporation date
of 1692. Colors of the flag are red, navy blue; gull and holly tree
background white; with the rest being done in gold and contrasting
The minutes reflect that on October 1, 1957, the flag
had been purchased and was now on display at the front of the
Freeholders’ meeting room. As reported in 1969, the county flag had been
loaned on occasion to various civic organizations and schools for
Today, the flag is flown along with the national flag
at most county buildings and is on display in the Freeholders’ Offices,
meeting rooms and the offices of the county department heads.