Polk County War Memorial, Columbus
The memorial is in the shape of a large flat arch top tombstone and stands on a single base. The granite stone has smooth finished faces with rusticated edges.
Front: POLK COUNTY MEN & WOMEN WHO / LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING TO / PRESERVE OUR
WORLD WAR II 1941-1945 / [Left Column] ARLEDGE, KEITH / ARLEDGE, OTIS / BLACKWELL, HENRY / BOBO, ALFRED / BYARS, LIONEL / CANNON, WALTER / CARSON, MARION / CHANDLY, M.C. / COCHRAN, CHARLIE E. / DIMSDALE, TED / DURHAM, GARSON / DURHAM, MORRIS / FOSTER, JAMES / GIBBS, HORACE / GOSNELL, RUFUS / HARRIS, DURAN C. / HINES, JAMES / JACKSON, ALBERT / JACKSON, HENRY / JACKSON, JAMES W. / JACKSON, RAYMOND /
[Right Column] JERVY, ALLEN / JOLLEY, JAMES PAUL / LAVENDER, JOHN / LYNCH, BENNY / MILLS, PINCKNEY / MCGRAW, RAY / MCQUINN, HOWARD / MCKINNEY, BROADUS / MCKINNEY, EARL / PATTON, OLIVER / PORTER, RALPH / RANDOLPH WARD / RUFF, KING / SHIELDS, WILLIAM / SWAIN, RAY / TESSNEER, LEWIS, / WALKER, CHARLIE / WHITE, TORRANCE / WILLIAMS, JAMES / WILLIAMS, MARION / DENTON, JOHN B.
KOREAN WAR 1950-1953 / [Left Column] COCHRAN, JOHN WALTER / GREEN HOMER / [Right Column] ROBBINS, ALBERT / WOMACK, BRYANTH H.
VIETNAM WAR / [Left Column] BRADLEY, KENNETH R. / GREEN, PHILLIP W. / [Right Column] MORGAN, JAMES D.
Rear: 1976 BY POLK COUNTY MEMORIAL POST 250 OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
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"Preserve our Freedom," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 20, 2016) Link
American Legion Post #250
The memorial is located on the E. Mills Street side of the Polk County Courthouse across from the intersection with Hampton Court. Several other memorials stand on or near the courthouse grounds, including Polk County WWI Doughboy, Howard Monument: Battle of Round Mountain monument, Polk County Bicentennial (Veterans) Memorial, Dr. Columbus Mills memorial and a Green Ashe tree memorial to veterans of World War Two.
The marker stands on the front lawn, right by a paved walkway.