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  • Monument Name

    WWI Memorial, Durham

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The shape of the Durham WWI monument is unusual. It is a rectangular monument with curved embellishments on its sides. Near the top of the memorial is a an American flag shield. A palm branch is carved above a list of Durham residents who died during the war.

  • Inscription

    Front face: DEDICATED / TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN / THE WORLD WAR / 1917-1919 / ROLL OF THE HONORED DEAD / [A list of Durham residents who died during World War I]

  • Custodian

    Durham County

  • Dedication Date

    November, 1921

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.994080 , -78.899170 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Anderson, Jean Bradley. Durham County: a history of Durham County, North Carolina, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990), 298 "Durham County World War I Memorial," (accessed February, 15, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    The Junior Order of United American Mechanics

  • Location

  • Landscape

    Located in front of the Durham County courthouse, this monument stands next to the Durham County World War II and the Durham County Korea and Vietnam Veterans Monuments.

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