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  • Monument Name

    Pamlico County Honor Roll, Bayboro

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Bayboro

  • County

    Pamlico

  • Description

    The memorial to Pamlico County war dead is a granite stele on a double base. On top of the stele is a stars and stripes crest centered between two scrolls. Four bronze plaques on the stele list the names of war dead from World Wars One and Two, Korea and Vietnam. A fifth plaque on the upper base list Merchant Marine dead. Horizontally above the four stele plaques appear the words PAMLICO COUNTY and HONOR ROLL. The words WORLD WAR I and II run vertically and then the words KOREA and VIETNAM run horizontal at the monument's mid-point. The wording was formed in the stone by cutting away the background leaving bold, block lettering. When placed the monument was to World War One and Two war dead. At some point after 1972 the Korean, Vietnam and Merchant Marine plaques were added along with Korea and Vietnam being cut into the stone.

  • Inscription

    Incised inscriptions, horizontal: PAMLICO COUNTY / HONOR ROLL / KOREA VIETNAM

    Incised inscription, vertical: WORLD WAR I & II

    Plaque, top left, WWI & II: LONNIE CAHOON / HOWARD DIXON / THOMAS ELWOOD ALDRIDGE / RANDOLPH ALLEN / ZEB ELWOOD BANKS / MILTON L. BENNETT / HENRY F. CARAWAN / BONNIE G. CAROON / GLEN HUNTER DAWSON / MARSHAL FISHER / WILBERT W. GASKILL / ERVIN JOHNSON / LEWIS S. MIDYETTE / T. COLEMAN MILLER / JOHN MUSE / VERNON NEWTON / EDWARD DILL PARIS

    Plaque, top right, WWI & II: ROBERT POPPERWILL / CONNOR RICHARDSON / WILBUR ROBINSON / LEON WOODARD ROWE / HOOD STEPHENS / DANIEL B. VOLIVA / NOEL MAYO WHEALTON / JOSEPH W. WILLIAMS

    C.M. CASKINS / ELIJAH HAWKS / ELISHA JONES / LEWIS MANN / LAWRENCE COOPER / FRED DAVIS / LEROY DAVIS / JAMES O'NEAL

    Plaque, bottom left, Korea: BENJAMIN F. CARR / JASSPER W. LEE / BOBBY A. TINGLE

    Plaque, bottom right, Vietnam: ELBERT A. BALLANCE / GEORGE D. BENNETT / LINWOOD M. HOLMES / BENNIE F. JONES / WILLIS L. MIDGETTE / TERRY L. QUIGLEY / LOYD H. SANDERS / ERNEST M. HODGES

    Plaque, center base, Merchant Marine: FLOYD T. IRELAND SHERMAN E. LUPTON / BRUCE C. LUPTON MURRY C. MASON

  • Custodian

    Pamlico County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.142840 , -76.770960 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County" in TownDock.net, (accessed august 9, 2016) Link

      "Pamlico County, 100 Years, 1872-1972," (Bayboro, NC: Pamlico County Historical Society, 1972), photo on p. 60

      Folder 1200: Bayboro: Pamlico County Courthouse, circa 1950s-1960s: 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

      “Images For Pamlico County, North Carolina,” CourthouseHistory.com, (accessed September 25, 2015) Link

      “Pamlico County Courthouse and Memorials,” NCGenweb, (accessed September 22, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Subject Notes

    The book “Pamlico County, 100 Years, 1872-1972” (Bayboro, NC: Pamlico County Historical Society, 1972) incorrectly credits the memorial to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

  • Location

    The monument is located at the Pamlico County Courthouse, 202 Main Street in Bayboro, NC. It stands to the right of the entrance. The Pamlico County Confederate Memorial is to the left of the building entrance.

  • Landscape

    The marker sits on the front lawn of the courthouse building.

  • Post Dedication Use

    The Pamlico County Veterans Council holds its Memorial Day ceremony in front of the County courthouse.

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