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  • Monument Name

    Alleghany County Veterans Memorial, Sparta

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

    Civil War, 1861-1865

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Other Wars

  • City

    Sparta

  • County

    Alleghany

  • Description

    The monument is a granite block with a gable shaped top on a single base. It is surrounded by a patio made of stone pavers. Engraved along the gable top on the front side is the coat of arms of the five military services and names incised beneath. The front inscription appears inside an incised border in the shape of a shield with a block shaped American Eagle at the top. The rear inscription is also surrounded by a shield shaped border and includes the crest for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Images: Back view

  • Inscription

    Front, top: COAST GUARD ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY MARINES

    Front: DEDICATED TO / THE HONOR AND / SACRIFICE OF / OUR MEN AND / WOMEN WHO / SERVED OUR / COUNTRY IN / WAR AND PEACE

    Back: ERECTED BY VETERANS / OF FOREIGN WARS / BRUCE WAYNE OSBORNE / POST #7034 / JUNE 1990 / REVOLUTIONARY WAR / CIVIL WAR / WORLD WAR I / WORLD WAR II / KOREAN WAR / VIETNAM WAR / GULF WAR

  • Custodian

    Alleghany County

  • Dedication Date

    June 1990

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.505640 , -81.121010 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Alleghany County Courthouse." The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook, http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com, (accessed December 12, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Bruce Wayne Osborne Post #7034, Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Subject Notes

    This monument is identical in design to the Avery County Veterans Memorial in Newland. The front face inscriptions are also identical.

  • Location

    The monument stands on the front lawn to the left of the main entrance to the Alleghany County Courthouse, located at 12 North Main Street in Sparta, NC. To the right of the entrance is a bust of former Congressman, Robert Lee Doughton. The Boone Trail Highway Marker #61 is attached to the base of the right column if facing the building.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the courthouse lawn, with bushes behind it.

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