Andover - Town Seal

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  • The original town seal included just text: the town name, state, and date of incorporation.
  • In 1895 John E. Whiting, a local jewler, designed a souvenir porcelin pin depicting the sale of the land from the Indians.
    • When Andover celebrated it's 250th anniversary in 1896, the town adapted this design for the town seal. A banner was also commissioned using the same picture. Andover's 250th Anniversary Banner
    • The design was adopted at the annual Town Meeting on March, 5, 1900.
  • For the Town's 350th anniversary, the Town requisitioned a painting of the seal for the selectman's meeting Room. Kristoffel Meulen, then a high school senior, was chosen.


  • Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996 by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric), page 188
  • Andover: Symbol of New England, by Claude Moore Fuess,(974.45 Fuess), page 373
  • "Sealed with Historical Inaccuracies" Andover Townsman, February 1, 2007
  • "New Town Seal," Andover Townsman, March 9, 1900
  • The Townswoman's Andover by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 2
  • Andover Vertical File - Government - Town Seal
  • There is a color picture of the seal on the Andover Finance Report for 1976

--Eleanor 12:39, July 13, 2007 (EDT)

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