History of the Cheltenham Township seal

Cheltenham Township recently explain that its official seal was adopted in 1939, the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of Cheltenham as a First Class Township.

The seal’s design was modified by J. Carlton Jones from the Armorial Bearings of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

The blue stripped sphere represents the discovery of the fountain of spa water by a pigeon that made Cheltenham famous. The two open books represent education, particularly Pates Grammar School and Cheltenham College.

The silver cross shows religion. The two pigeons represent the flock that gathered at the spa water spring. The Oak tree at the bottom is there to represent the tree lined Promenade and streets that Cheltenham is also known for. And finally the town’s motto, Salubritas et Eruditio, means “Health and Education”.