The Continuing Heritage
The Conover City Flag
The green background reflects the arbor canopy of the city.
blue and white lines form a Y
representing the Y intersection of the railroad.
seal is place on the Y intersection
representing where Conover essentially began.
The Conover City Seal
The blue "C" forming the border represents Conover.
The gazebo in the upper half of the center is the gazebo in Downtown Park
and is a focal point in downtown.
The train facing backwards symbolizes the city's beginnings where the city's
first buildings were constructed at the Y intersection of the railroad.
The truck facing forward symbolizes the diversified industrial base which
strengthens our future.
The tree between the train and truck shows Conover's commitment to the
environment and arbor canopy in our neighborhoods.
The date "1876-77" is the charter by the citizens (1876) and the
incorporation by the North Carolina Assembly (1877).
The banner and phrase "Community and Industry" represents the two strongest
elements that make our city admirable.
The diamonds circling the seal with the connecting diamond at the bottom
communicates all the different aspects of the city coming together to form a
high quality of life in Conover.
the Seal (1992) and Flag (1997) were designed
by Randolph S. Williams, AICP, Planning Director for Conover.
Long has raged the controversy regarding whether the Conover "Y" is a "WYE" or a"Y."
As the founding fathers had intended, the affectionate term was used to describe a railroad term (WYE) meaning a logical method of changing a train's destination, 180 degrees. In the newly-formed commercial center of Conover, a progressive Southern town well deserved a railroad presence bringing town.
All photos courtesy of Don Barker
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