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  • Monument Name

    Haywood County World War II Monument, Canton

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Canton

  • County

    Haywood

  • Description

    The memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Haywood County who served during World War II. It is in the form of a six-sided stele with a pyramid shaped top on a single base. The primary inscription is on the south facing side above which appears the shape of North Carolina partially covered by a circle. Inside the circle HAYWOOD COUNTY N.C. 1808 and the outline of two mountains covered with dogwood flowers are incised. Also on the south side, the United States Coat of Arms appears on the pyramid top. Around the base are coats of arms for each branch of the military including the Merchant Marines.

    Moving counter clockwise around the stele are names by date of entry into service. Side two lists those from 1941, 1942 and 1943. All of side three and most of side four list names from 1944. Beginning at the bottom of side four are names from 1945 which continue through the top of side six. Side six list names from 1946 those whose date of service is not known.

  • Inscription

    Front, south face: THIS MONUMENT IS / DEDICATED TO THE / MEN AND WOMEN OF / HAYWOOD COUNTY / WHO SERVED DURING / WORLD WAR II / AND TO THOSE WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN DEFENSE OF OUR / COUNTRY

    Front, near base: DEDICATED BY / HAYWOOD COUNTY / CITIZENS / 2001

  • Custodian

    Canton Area Historical Museum

  • Dedication Date

    2001

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.532470 , -82.839610 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Haywood County World War II Monument - Canton in Haywood County, North Carolina,” Waymarking.com, (accessed November 23, 2015) Link

      “Haywood County World War II Monument,” The Historical Maker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed November 23, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The monument is located on Park Street in a grassy area next to the Canton Area Historical Museum, at 36 Park Street, Canton. Nearby is a maker to two Haywood County men awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the front lawn, with a few bushes surrounding it.

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