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  • Monument Name

    Polk County Bicentennial (Veterans) Memorial, Columbus

  • Type

    Obelisk

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Columbus

  • County

    Polk

  • Description

    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.

  • Inscription

    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

  • Custodian

    Polk County

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1976

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.251430 , -82.198310 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Polk County Bicentennial Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 20, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    American Legion Post #250

  • Location

    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.

  • Landscape

    The obelisk stands on a paved area surrounded by evergreen bushes.

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