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  • Monument Name

    Stokes County World War I Monument, Danbury

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City

    Danbury

  • County

    Stokes

  • Description

    The World War I memorial is a pyramid-shaped stone monument with a flat top, where some believe an additional portion of the monument once stood. The inscription is located on the side of the monument facing away from the Courthouse, etched into a darker stone in contrast with the rest of the monument. The memorial looks somewhat dilapidated and unkempt in comparison with the newer Confederate monument behind it.

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF / STOKES COUNTY / SOLDIERS / LOST IN THE WORLD / WAR 1917-1918 / ERECTED BY THE / NEAL BOONE POST 197, / AMERICAN LEGION / WE KEEP THE WATCH / FOR YOU

  • Custodian

    Stokes County

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.409420 , -80.206030 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "World War I Stokes Memorial," kenbrown.info, (accessed June 5, 2014) Link

      Coughlin, Bill. "Stokes County World War I Monument," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 5, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    American Legion, Neal Boone Post 197

  • Location

    The monument is in front of and in line with a Confederate Memorial, both in front of the Stokes County Courthouse. The World War I monument has not been as well kept as the Confederate monument and is noticeably more weathered.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located on a lawn in front of the Stokes County Courthouse.

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