County Seals and Graphics
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.
are instructions for using the graphics shown below:
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.