Documenting the American South

Doc South header logo Home
Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes banner
  • Monument Name

    Washington County Veterans Memorial, Plymouth

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Plymouth

  • County

    Washington

  • Description

    The Washington County Veterans Memorial is made of granite that has been cut into shape of Washington County. It is a tablestone on a single base, eight-foot tall in total by five-feet wide. On the top right appears an incised Washington County seal. Cut into the base are the coat of arms for each military service, from left to right appear the Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard. Long, narrow strips of granite edging form a gravel filled rectangle around the memorial. A small stone plaque to Harold Woodley rests in the gravel filled area, stone plaques to the memorial committee and donors are in the brick sidewalk leading to the memorial.

    Images: Close-up view | Far-off view | Sidewalk plaque | Donors plaque | Rear view | Memorial plaque to Harold S. Woodley | Battle of Plymouth (1928) and Washington County Veterans memorials in front of the courthouse building

  • Inscription

    Front, along top: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

    Front:[Left column] WORLD WAR I / JAMES E. JETHRO / GROVER C. OLIVER / BISMARK WHEELOCK
    WOLRD WAR II / FERRELL AMBROSE / HUBERT W. ANGE / AUBREY ASBY / CLARENCE E. AYERS, JR. / BOSIE A. BATEMAN / WILLIAM W. BATEMAN / WILLIAM H. BENNETT / ALBERT T. BROOKS / ROSCOE J. BROWNING / WILLIAM S. COSTIN / GUILFORD CUTLER / ALFRED J. DAVENPORT / ERNEST J. DAVENPORT / RAYMOND T. DAVENPORT
    [Center column, WWII cont.] LACY J. HALL, JR. / W. MITCHELL HAIRE / HILTON HARRIS / WILLIAM A. HOLTON / CHESTER HOPKINS, JR. / HARLEY JOHNSON / HENRY C. MARRINER / RUBIN E. MAYO / ERSEL T. PATRICK / THOMAS A. PATRICK, JR. / RUDOLPH RANSOME / ERNEST R. SAWYER / JESSE T. SNELL / W. EDWARD STILLMAN / HAROLD L. SWAIN / CHARLIE W. SYKES / HARVEY J. TAYLOR / DAVID W. WHITE / ELBERT L. WOODLEY
    [Right column] KOREA / EDDIE G. BAKER / JOHN C. BLOUNT, JR. / RICHARD R. COOPER / CLARENCE C. DOWNING / CLYDE L. NORMAN / JENNINGS C. SPRUILL
    VIETNAM / LESTER E. DOWNING / HURIEL L. MOORE / THOMAS NORMAN, JR. / JAMES P. SPRUILL / WALTER W. VAIL /

    Front, bottom right: AND IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE / WHO SERVED IN ALL BRANCHES / OF THE ARMED SERVICES.

    Rear: DEDICATED: NOVEMBER 11, 1987

    In ground memorial plaque: IN HONOR OF / HAROLD S. WOODLEY / FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE / VETERANS OF WASHINGTON CO / 1969 – 2001

    Sidewalk plaque: WASHINGTON COUNTY / VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / HAROLD S. WOODLEY, CHAIRMAN AL / EDGAR BATEMAN, V.F.W. RODNEY ROGERSON, V.F.W. / SAM CARPENTER, A.L. C M STOKES, CH. CO. COMM. / THOMAS HOLMES, A.L. BENTON TETTERSON, A.L. / DOWARD JONES, A.L. MARK WOOLARD, A.L. / PLAQUE DONATED BY CLIFTON AND CLIFTON MON.

    Donors plaque: THIS VETERANS MEMORIAL / WAS MADE POSSIBLE / WITH DONATIONS FROM / CITIZENS, CHURCHES, / BUSINESSES AND FRIENDS /

  • Custodian

    Washington County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1987

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.866720 , -76.748790 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Washington County Courthouse," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.com, (accessed December 8, 2016) Link

      “Washington County Veterans Memorial---Plymouth, NC,” Waymarking.com, (accessed November 29, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Veterans Memorial Committee

  • Location

    The marker is located in front of the Washington County Courthouse to the right of the main entrance. The courthouse address is 120 Adams Street, Plymouth, NC. A short distance to the right is the Battle of Plymouth (1928) marker.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the front lawn of the courthouse building.

Know anything else about this monument that isn't mentioned here? If you have additional information on this or any other monument in our collection fill out the form at the Contact Us link in the footer. Thank you.