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  • Monument Name

    World War I and World War II Memorial, Taylorsville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

  • City

    Taylorsville

  • County

    Alexander

  • Description

    The memorial to those who died in the two world wars is a tablestone style marker with a flat top on a double base with a concrete foundation. Above the inscription on the front appears an incised eagle with spread wings clutching three arrows. On the rear is a large incised cross that fills the top half of the marker with the inscription below.

    Images: Rear view

  • Inscription

    Front: ALEXANDER COUNTY REMEMBERS / WORLD WAR I / 1917-1918 / [Left Column] JAMES A ALLEN / JAMES BROOKSHIRE / ARCHIE BROWN / CHARLES COOK / OTIS R DOUGLAS / ROBERT L ECKARD /
    [Right Column] TALLY DRUM / ROY FLOWERS / JESSIE HOLLAR / HACKETT MUNDAY / CHARLIE SHAVER

    WORLD WAR II / 1941-1945 / [Left Column] CHARLES BAKER / HACKETT BEBBER / SHERMAN G BEBBER / ARTHUR BENTLEY / WILLIE F BOYLES / CLYDE BOWMAN / RAYFORD D BOWMAN / TROY J BRUCE JR / HANSEL BUMGARNER / SAM J BUMGARNER / WADE E CAMPBELL JR / JAMES R CARRIGAN / MANUEL F CHILDERS / MAYNARD CHILDERS / RAYFORD H CHILDERS / CONLEY J CLINE / PARKS L COCKRELL / CHARLIE CORRELL /DEAROLD DANIELS / HAROLD DEAL / JOHN C DRUM / CLARENCE ECHERD / ARTHUR G EDWARDS / THOMAS D ELDER / ALLEN F FORD / RALPH A FORD / FRED C FOX / UL GANT / DAVID E GOBLE / ROBERT L GREEN / ISAAC H HANEE / HENRY HINES / WARREN HOLLAR / GARVEY A ICENHOUR / THOMAS E JENKINS / CLARENCE E JOLLY /
    [Right Column] ROME A JOLLY / DILLAR L KERLEY / PLEAS KERLEY / KERMIT A KING / DALE A LACKEY / LOY J LOWMAN / CREEL M LITTLE / GRAYDON LITTLE / EUGENE C LONG JR / JAMES B LYNCH / HOWARD M MATHESON / CONLEY MAYES / ASA T MECIMORE / HORACE E MILSTEAD / WALTER D MORETZ / HARLOD L MULL / HARLAND MURPHY / RAY OLIVER / RAY E ORREN / BRUCE W OSBORNE / PAUL PARDUE / CONNIE M PENNELL / GLEN O RATCLIFF / HOWARD W RECTOR / THOMAS R RUFTY / JIMMY SIMS / OTIS O SPENCER / MARVIN C STAFFORD / CHARLES STARNES / REX STEVENSON / BERNARD B STOUT / HORACE W TEAGUE / GEORGE D THOMAS / ERNEST M WEBSTER / FELIX WHITE

    Front, base: ALL GAVE SOME SOME GAVE ALL

    Rear: FOR GOD / AND / COUNTRY

  • Custodian

    Alexander County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.922200 , -81.175240 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “WWI & WWII Veterans Memorial,” NCGenWeb Project, www.ncgenweb.us, (accessed November 10, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the lawn of the Alexander County Courthouse, 29 W. Main Avenue in Taylorsville, NC. The marker stands at the intersection of S. Center Street and Main Avenue Drive, to the left when facing the courthouse main entrance. Nearby stand the Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial and the Veterans Memorial Bell Tower. Across the courthouse lawn to the right are the Alexander County Confederate Monument and Civil War cannon and the Alexander County Confederate Dead memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial marker stands on the front lawn at a street corner.

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