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  • Monument Name

    Clay County Veterans Memorial, Hayesville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City

    Hayesville

  • County

    Clay

  • Description

    The memorial consists of a marble slab listing World War One and World War Two dead from Clay County. The marble is held by a river stone and masonry structure standing on a single base also made of stone and masonry topped with concrete. Set into the base is a small stone tablet with one name from Vietnam. Granite flower pots with V.F.W. incised on the front are placed to either side of the marble slab. Two benches, one of granite and one of marble face the memorial. Behind the memorial are six flag poles. Standing to either side are identical statues of a soldier in full combat gear that appear to be made of bronze. The uniform and gear are post-Vietnam War style so were not original to the memorial. A separate marker to the lone Vietnam casualty, David L. Dailey, has been placed several feet away near the street corner. It consists of a small lectern shaped granite block on a single base. It shows the Army coat of arms above Dailey’s name, rank and date of death.

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY / WORLD WAR I / CHARLES BURRELL / COLUMBUS MYERS / BOB ROACH / MARION ROGERS / PAUL HOGSED / SAM HOOPER / - / WORLD WAR II / SAM H. ALLISON / DOTTIE BARNES / JOHN R. BERRONG / SAM J. BRISTOL, JR. / CLINE CUNNINGHAM / JACK FLEMING / OREN LEDFORD / WALTER D. MARTIN / ANGUS E. MCCONNELL / MARVIN J. MOSS / MARK C. MURRAY / CARL R. SWANSON / CLYDE WILSON / FRANK L. WOOD / MARSHALL JORDAN
    VIETNAM WAR / DAVID L. DAILEY

    Marble bench: GEORGE LEE AMERICAN LEGION POST 532

    Granite bench: ALLISON-BRISTOL V.F.W. POST 6812

    Dailey marker: VIETNAM WAR / DAVID L. DAILEY / SGT US ARMY / 20 MAY 1970

  • Custodian

    Clay County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1960

  • Decade

    1960s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.045620 , -83.818390 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Veterans Office," Clay County, North Carolina, clayconc.com, (accessed May 26, 2017) Link

      “Hayesville, NC – A Quiet Small Town,” Small Town Traveler, smalltowntraveler.com, (accessed May 25, 2017) Link

      “In Memory Our War Dead,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed May 23, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    River stone, marble, granite, masonry and bronze

  • Sponsors

    Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the intersection of Main Street and Herbert Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street, in Hayesville, NC. It stands on the lawn of the Old Courthouse building which is not currently in use. Plans are underway to revitalize the building into an arts and history center.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in the left corner of the front lawn if facing the courthouse building.

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