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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia


Registration number 20061022E


This certifies that the heraldic arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Bary wavy of seven Argent and Azure at the centre point overall an open crown Or and at the honour point a rose of the first with a center of the last.


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Diocese website: http://www.archatl.com/

Design Rationale

For years, known as the “Crossroads of the South,” because it served as the hub of transportation in the region, Atlanta was originally known as “ Whitehall .” A succession of names, “Terminus,” in 1843 “Marthasville”, finally came to be “ Atlanta ,” indirectly referencing the Atlantic Ocean , signified by the wavy bars of the design, in 1847. Upon this symbolism are an open gold crown to honor the titular of the Cathedral Church , Christ the King and a Cherokee Rose (Rosa Laevigata), a white rose with a golden center, the state flower of Georgia.

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Michael Swanson

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