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  • Monument Name

    Surry County War Dead, Dobson

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Dobson

  • County

    Surry

  • Description

    The monument is an unadorned granite slab about six feet tall, eight feet wide and eight inches think on a single base. There are four columns of names of Surry county citizens who lost their lives during World War Two. The fifth column lists those who died at Korean War and Vietnam War.

    Images: Confederate Soldiers Memorial and War Dead Memorial in front of the Surry County Courthouse

  • Inscription

    THESE SURRY COUNTY CITIZENS GAVE THE ULTIMATE / SACRIFICE WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY / 1941-1975 / [Five columns of names]

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1980’s

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.395670 , -80.723170 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Surry County Court-House, ca. 1932, Dobson, N.C., Surry County", North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link

      “Surry County KIA – Dodson, NC,” Waymarking.com, (accessed May 18, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the old Surry County Courthouse, 141 Main St. Dobson, NC. It stands on the lawn on the east side of the building across a sidewalk to the right of the Confederate Soldiers monument. The Surry County World War I Memorial is located on the north side courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the front lawn of the courthouse building.

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