Polk County Bicentennial (Veterans) Memorial, Columbus
The Polk County Bicentennial Memorial is a tribute to veterans of American conflicts. The granite memorial is a stubby obelisk on a single base with the inscription and the American Legion logo incised on the west face.
DEDICATED AS A / BICENTENNIAL TRIBUTE / TO THE MEN AND WOMEN / OF POLK COUNTY WHO / HAVE PERPETUATED TWO / HUNDRED YEARS OF / FREEDOM BY SERVING IN / THE ARMED SERVICES OF / THE UNITED STATES / DURING TIMES OF WAR AND / NATIONAL EMERGENCY. / POLK COUNTY MEMORIAL / POST 250 OF THE / AMERICAN LEGION / JULY 4, 1976
July 4, 1976
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"Polk County Bicentennial Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 20, 2016) Link
American Legion Post #250
The memorial is located directly in front of the Polk County Courthouse located at the
intersection of E. Mills Street and Courthouse Square. The memorial faces Courthouse Square.
Several other memorials stand on or near the courthouse grounds, including Polk County WWI Doughboy, Howard Monument: Battle of Round Mountain monument, Polk County War Memorial, Dr. Columbus Mills memorial and a Green Ashe tree memorial to veterans of World War Two.
The obelisk stands on a paved area surrounded by evergreen bushes.