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.
gazebo in the upper half of the center is the gazebo in
and is a focal point in downtown.
train facing backwards symbolizes the city's beginnings
where the city's
first buildings were constructed at the Y intersection of the railroad.
truck facing forward symbolizes the diversified
industrial base which
strengthens our future.
tree between the train and truck shows Conover's
commitment to the
environment and arbor canopy in our neighborhoods.
date "1876-77" is the charter by the citizens
(1876) and the
incorporation by the North Carolina Assembly (1877).
banner and phrase "Community and Industry"
represents the two strongest
elements that make our city admirable.
diamonds circling the seal with the connecting diamond at
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.
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.
Watch this page for the story of the WYE.
Derick S. Hartshorn - ©2008