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  • Monument Name

    Mitchell County Veterans Memorial, Bakersville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Bakersville

  • County

    Mitchell

  • Description

    The memorial to Mitchell County veterans of all wars is in the form of a granite shaft roughly four feet tall that narrows as it rises, much like a short obelisk with a flat top. The front is polished with rusticated sides and back. It stands on single base with polished top and rusticated sides. The polished face features an incised American flag at the top. Beneath the flag is the crest for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The crest is also incised with: VETERANS OF MITCHELL COUNTY OF THE UNITED STATES.

    Images: Far-off view | Right view | Inscription |

  • Inscription

    IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD / AUGUST 1, 1972 A.D. / DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY / OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN / OF MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. / LIVING AND DEAD WHO OFFERED / THEIR LIVES IN THE MILITARY / SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    ROBERT JENKINS – CARL BAKER / GLEN BUCHANAN / MITCHELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  • Custodian

    Mitchell County Historical Society

  • Dedication Date

    August 1, 1972

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.015350 , -82.158090 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Bakersville Courthouse," Bakersville, North Carolina, http://www.bakersville.com, (accessed May 18, 2016) Link

      Folder 0901: Bakersville: Courthouse: Scan 1, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

      Folder 0901: Bakersville: Courthouse: Scan 3, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located in front of the historic Mitchell County Courthouse, at the corner of N. Mitchell Avenue and Highway 226 in Bakersville, NC. It stands to the left of the courthouse entrance. Mitchell County Confederate Dead memorial stands to the right of the main entrance.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands on the front lawn.

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