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    County Seals and Graphics

  • The Catawba County Seal was designed by Pearl (Mrs. Paul) Setzer Deal of Hickory, and officially adopted by the Board of Commissioners on September 7, 1925.

    The Shield is divided into four parts, representing the national colors of red, white, and blue, with the fourth color of royal purple representing the blending of the national red and blue into royal purple. The county through the royal purple stands by the national colors.

    The four emblems are the cross in the field of red to represent religion, which was established with the earliest settlers; the torch in the field of white representing education, which was established along with the church in the earliest days; the cow in the royal purple, representing the farming upon which the county has always depended and the dairying which made the county famous far and wide; and the wheel in the field of blue to represent the manufacturing here in the county.

    Here are instructions for using the graphics shown below:
    • Click the graphic you want to use. This will take you to a page where you can see the full-size of the graphic. Right-click that graphic and choose Copy. Open your document. Choose Edit Paste.
    • Or right-click the full-size graphic (NOT THE ONE ON THIS PAGE), choose Save Picture As. Put the file in a place you will remember. To insert it into your document, choose Insert, Picture, From File.
    To avoid confusion for the public,
    Catawba County obtained Service Mark protection for the county seal
    to ensure the seal is only used for official County business.

    The versions of the seal below are provided only
    for individuals who are using them for educational purposes.


    Large colored seal that resizes well
    (click to go to larger version, then copy)

    Large colored seal that resizes well
    (click to go to larger version, then copy)

    Large black & white seal that resizes very well.
    (click to go to larger version, then copy)

    Large black & white seal that resizes very well. (click to go to larger version, then copy)


    Large transparent sealsr, good on colored background, as in PowerPoint
    (click to go to larger version, then copy)

    Maps


    NC map highlighting Catawba Co, size as shown.
    Right-click this graphic, copy.

    Map showing municipalities. Needs to be on white background. (click to go to larger version, then copy)