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  • Monument Name

    Person County Veterans Memorial, Roxboro

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Roxboro

  • County

    Person

  • Description

    The Person County Veterans Memorial consists of an unadorned bronze plaque attached to a square granite slab several feet tall and standing on a concrete base.

  • Inscription

    19 / PERSON COUNTY / VETERANS MEMORIAL / 79 /
    IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / 1917 – WWI – 1918 U.S. ARMY /
    [Four columns of 20 names total] / 1941 – WW2 – 1945 U.S. ARMY /
    [Four columns of 41 names total] / U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE /
    [Four columns of 16 names total] / U.S. NAVY U.S. MARINE C. /
    [Three names under US Navy and one under Marine] / 1950 – KOREA – 1954 U.S. ARMY / [Four names] / U.S. ARMY 1963 – VIETNAM – 1973 U.S. MARINES / [Nine names under US Army and three names under Marines] / U.S. AIR FORCE [One name] /
    CONTRIBUTIONS BY RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND / MEMBERS OF LEWELL T. HUFF POST 2058 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE U.S.A. / MADE THIS POSSIBLE / *MEDAL OF HONOR

  • Custodian

    Person County

  • Dedication Date

    1979

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.393520 , -78.984000 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Shubert, Judith Richards. “For The Honor Roll Project At Nutfield Genealogy ~ Person County, North Carolina,” Geneology Traces, http://genealogytraces.blogspot.com, (accessed November 22, 2016) Link

      “Person County Veterans Memorial, - Roxboro, North Carolina,” Waymarking.com, (accessed April 3, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, granite

  • Sponsors

    Friends, Family and Members of Lowell T. Huff Post 2058 Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the courthouse square in downtown Roxboro, NC near the intersection of Main Street and Abbitt Street. It stands just to the left of Robert Lester Blackwell Memorial. Korean War Memorial is further to the left, facing Abbitt Street. Located on the other corner of the courthouse square, near the intersection of Main Street and Court Street, are Confederate Memorial, Monument to Confederate Captains from Person County, and World War Two Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the landscaped courthouse lawn, shaded by mature trees.

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