Documenting the American South

Doc South header logo Home
Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes banner
  • Monument Name

    Mecklenburg County WWII Memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Charlotte

  • County

    Mecklenburg

  • Description

    The WWII monument stands about twenty feet tall and faces the heavily traveled Central Avenue. The granite structure has two wings coming off of the middle tower that list all 5,170 of the soldiers that rested in the area. It can be easily accessed by the public and has a nicely landscaped walking path surrounding it.

    Images: General view | Front inscriptions | Rear view | Left wing 1 | Left wing 2 | Right wing 1 | Right wing 2

  • Inscription

    Front (Top): DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE MECKLENBURG HEROES OF / WORLD WAR II WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE THAT YOU / MIGHT LIVE IN LIBERTY, / FREEDOM AND PEACE.

    Front (Bronze Plaque): THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE 5,170 WORLD WAR II DEAD / WHO RESTED IN THIS AREA PRIOR TO / BEING RETURNED TO THEIR LOVED ONES / BY / THE AMERICAN GRAVES REGISTRATION / DIVISION / CHARLOTTE / QUARTERMASTER DEPOT / BETWEEN 1 OCTOBER 1947 / AND 15 JANUARY 1949

    Front (Bottom): MECKLENBURG COUNTY GOLD / STAR MOTHERS' CLUB, INC. / 1949

  • Custodian

    City of Charlotte, NC

  • Dedication Date

    1949

  • Decade

    1940s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.213430 , -80.769880 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Evergreen Cemetery WWII Memorial - Charlotte, NC," Waymarking.com, (accessed June 13, 2014) Link

      Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. "Cemeteries of Mecklenburg County: Evergreen Cemetery," The Charlotte - Mecklenburg Story, (accessed April 18, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, Bronze Plaque

  • Sponsors

    Mecklenburg County Gold Star Mother’s Club, Inc.

  • Location

    This memorial is located at the main entrance to the Evergreen Cemetery, 4426 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC. The cemetery is owned by the City of Charlotte. The monument is facing Central Avenue across from several shopping centers.

  • Landscape

    There is a walking path and several bushes decorating the area around the monument.

Know anything else about this monument that isn't mentioned here? If you have additional information on this or any other monument in our collection fill out the form at the Contact Us link in the footer. Thank you.