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  • Monument Name

    Scotland County Veterans Memorial, Laurinburg

  • Type

    Column

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

    War of 1812

    Mexican War, 1846-1848

    Civil War, 1861-1865

    Spanish-American War, 1898

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Other Wars

    Afghanistan War, 2001-2014

  • City

    Laurinburg

  • County

    Scotland

  • Description

    The Scotland County Veterans Memorial is a pentagon shaped column on a slanted plinth block on a single base standing approximately 18 feet tall. Each side of the column, near the top, features the coat of arms for each branch of the military in the form of a bronze medallion. The side and base with the Army coat of arms holds the primary inscriptions. The memorial space is outlined with a pentagon shaped edge of granite. White gravel fills the space between the monument base and edging.

    Images: Three monuments in front of the Scotland County Courthouse | Air Force side view | Coast Guard side view | Front lower inscriptions | Marine Corps side view | Navy side view | Inscription on the Navy side

  • Inscription

    Front of column near top: SCOTLAND / COUNTY / VETERANS / MEMORIAL

    Front base: IN HONOR OF THOSE / WHO SERVED IN THE / MILITARY FORCES OF THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN WAR AND PEACE, AND IN / LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THAT SERVICE

    Front, Army side: PANAMA / 1989 – 1990 / WORLD WAR I / 1917 – 1918 / REVOLUTIONARY WAR / 1775 – 1783

    Navy side: PERSIAN GULF WAR / 1990 – 1991 / WORLD WAR II / 1941 – 1945 / WAR OF 1812 / 1812 – 1815

    Marine Corps side: KOREAN WAR / 1950-1953 / MEXICAN WAR / 1846 – 1848

    Coast Guard side: VIETNAM WAR / 1961 – 1975 / CIVIL WAR / 1861-1865

    Air Force side: GRANADA / 1983 / SPANISH AMERICAN WAR / 1898

  • Custodian

    Scotland County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 2000

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.775890 , -79.460500 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Myers, Betty P. “History,” Scotland County, North Carolina, http://www.scotlandcounty.org, (accessed November 8, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The monument stands at the corner of Roper and Biggs Streets, to the left of the Scotland County Courthouse that is located at 212 Biggs Street, Laurinburg, NC. When facing the courthouse the Veterans Memorial is to the right of the Confederate Soldiers Monument with the Quakenbush Monument to the left of the Confederate Monument.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits in a grassy triangular median between the street and the courthouse parking lot.

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