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  • Monument Name

    Rowan County World War I Memorial, Salisbury

  • Type

    Fountain

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City

    Salisbury

  • County

    Rowan

  • Description

    The memorial consists of a drinking fountain atop a boulder with a bronze tablet beneath.

    Images: Inscription | Drinking fountain | Another view of the drinking fountain

  • Inscription

    Erected by the Elizabeth / Maxwell Steele Chapter / of the Daughters of the / American Revolution / in memory of the / Rowan County boys / who fought in the / World War. - 1919

  • Dedication Date

    1919

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.668780 , -80.468360 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Rowan County World War I Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed July 18, 2015) Link

      "Salisbury: Rowan County Courthouse, circa 1930s-1940s.” Folder 1303: Salisbury: Rowan County Courthouse, circa 1930s-1940s: Scan 2. The North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

      67th Congress, 2d Session. "Senate Documents. December 5, 1921 – September 22, 1922", (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922), vol. 7, p. 59

      “Proceedings of the Thirtieth Continental Congress of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution" (Washington, D.C. April, 1921), p. 77

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Location

    The memorial stands in front of the Rowan County Courthouse, on the right of a paved walkway leading to the courthouse building. The Elizabeth Maxwell Steel memorial plaque is attached to the outside wall of the historic courthouse building that stands to the left of the modern Rowan County Courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands close to the street on the pavement.

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