The Betsy Ross Flag

The Betsy Ross Flag (HM6ZE)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.834', W 82° 24.009'

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This flag, commonly referred to as "The Betsy Ross Flag," was adopted June 14, 1777 (Flag Day). The Continental Congress on this day resolved "That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes alternating red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." The designer of this flag is not known, although John Paul Jones has been suggested as a possibility. Congress did not specify an arrangement or number of points for the stars in the canton, and as a result, there are many variations in the flags that followed until 1912. A similar flag was present at the great American victory at Cowpens, South Carolina with the only difference being an arrangement of 12 five point stars in a circle with one star in the middle.
HM NumberHM6ZE
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371992 N 3856995
Decimal Degrees34.84723333, -82.40015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.834', W 82° 24.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 50.04" N, 82° 24' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-32 E Broad St, Greenville SC 29601, US
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