Montgomery County Veterans Memorial, Troy
The Montgomery County Veterans Monument consists of a series of granite tablets and blocks standing in front of the county courthouse. Six of the tablets, placed most likely in 1998 to form a V, stand about five feet tall. Two other tablets, most likely placed in 2015, stand at the open end of the V and are shorter at about 3 feet tall. These eight tablets hold the names of citizens of Montgomery County who have served in the military. No dates or branch of service are noted.
At the point of the V stands a stone of polished black granite on a rusticated base. Centered at the top within a square incised frame is an American eagle with the incised coat of arms of the five military branches and a POW/MIA symbol to either side. Below this is the dedication inscription. At the bottom is the Great Seal of Montgomery County. This piece appears newer than the other tablets forming the V and was most likely added in 2015. Behind the dedication and name tablets stands a flag pole with the United States and POW/MIA flags. Behind the flagpole are two granite blocks with additional information on the memorial.
Images: View of the memorial complex | Angle view | Dedication inscription | 5 feet tall stone with names | 3 feet tall stone with names | Hutto's Memorials | Monument committee
Dedication tablet: DEDICATED TO / MONTGOMERY COUNTY VETERANS / IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED / IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO PERISHED / IN GRADITUDE TO THOSE NOW SERVING
The links below will take you to a list of names for each panel.
Panel 1 - Panel 1A - Panel 2 - Panel 2A - Panel 3 - Panel 3A
Panel 4 - Panel 4A - Panel 5 - Panel 5A - Panel 6 - Panel 6A
Committee inscription: ERECTED 1998 / MONTGOMERY COUNTY MONUMENT COMMITTEE / [Left Column] THOMAS E. BLANKENSHIP / JOHN CALLICUTT / RONNIE E. CARPENTER / MARIE H. DENTON / ADDIE DISMUKES / REBA P. DUNLAP / FRANCES DYSON / RUSSELL FULLER / LEWIS INGOLD / [Right column] FAIRLEY MCCALLUM / PATRICIA MOORE / DALTON MORRIS / SALLY MORRIS / JOHN J. RUSSELL / GEORGE STOKER / EDD STUART / CLARENCE R. WILLIAMS
Hutto’s Memorials inscription: IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE / THAT YOU HAD THE FAITH IN ME AND MY BUSINESS / TO HELP DESIGN, ERECT, AND SANDBLAST THE / VETERANS MEMORIALS MONUMENTS IN TROY, N.C. / AND THE MANY MEN AND WOMEN, WHO HELPED / IN THIS MEMORIAL PROJECT. AND I THANK / YOU ALL FOR THE HONOR, OPPORTUNITY / AND PRIVILEDGE TO BE PART OF / MONTGOMERY COUNTY HISTORY. / MEMORIAL DESIGNER / TONY HUTTO / HUTTO’S MEMORIALS / JANUARY 15, 2015
1998 and 2015
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“Veterans Monument,” Montgomery County NC, montgomerycountync.com, (accessed March 25, 2021) Link
Montgomery County Monument Committee
The project to place the names of county veterans on memorial tablets began in 1997. The project was temporarily closed to new names in November 2002. By 2015 additional tablets and names were being added.
The memorial is located at the corner of E. Main and S. Main Streets. It stands in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse to the right. The courthouse address is 108 E. Main Street, Troy, 27371. The 1926 Montgomery County Veterans Memorial with a Doughboy Statue placed atop an inscribed two-tiered granite base stands on the left side if facing the courthouse entrance.
The Veterans Memorial stands on the front lawn of the old Montgomery County Courthouse, under shady trees.