The City Seal
The City of Oklahoma City
The Seal of The City of Oklahoma City was adopted by City Council on February 23, 1965.
What it means:
- SHIELD: Symbol of the law and protection.
- HATCHET AND STAKE: Symbolize the 89’ers staking land claims in the “Oklahoma Country” and the staking of lots the day of the “Run,” April 22, 1889, on the site of Oklahoma City.
- PLOW: Symbol of pioneer agriculture in the Oklahoma Country in 1889. The plow is in the seal of the original Creek Nation in which country Oklahoma City is located.
- PIPE: Symbol of the Indian Peace Pipe smoked in Indian Council.
- PENDANT OF EAGLE FEATHERS: Symbolize the great eagle in flight revered by the Indians – significant of high aims.
- ATOMIC SYMBOL: Representative of industrial and scientific future.
- POST OAK LEAVES: Symbolize Council Grove, which has an important place in Oklahoma City history. In 1858 Jesse Chisholm established a trading station at Council Grove. It became a meeting place for Indian, military and trade councils. A historic marker on NW 10 near Council Road now marks this spot.
- COUNCIL: Symbolic of City Council meetings signifying growth and forward achievements.
The City Clerk is the official custodian of the City Seal with authority to allow its use on documents and publications.