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  • Monument Name

    Jackson County Veterans Memorial, Sylva

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Sylva

  • County

    Jackson

  • Description

    The marker is a polished granite tabletstone with a low serpentine top several feet high and standing on a single granite base. Incised across the top are the coats of arms of the five military branches. From left to right appear Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The inscriptions appear below.

    Images: View with the War Memorial Fountain

  • Inscription

    JACKSON COUNTY DEDICATES THIS MEMORIAL TO ALL VETERANS / LIVING AND DECEASED, WHO HONORABLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY / THAT FREEDOM MAY REIGN / VETERANS DAY / NOVEMBER 11, 2007

    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS / BRIAN T. MCMAHAN, CHAIRMAN TOM L. MASSIE / JOE COWAN WILLIAM R. SHELTON / MARK R. JONES / VETERANS SERVICES OFFICER – RUSS BAUER

  • Custodian

    Jackson County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 2007

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.373810 , -83.227100 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva, North Carolina,” Bobbystuff.com, (accessed July 2, 2021) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Jackson County

  • Location

    The Veterans Memorial and the War Memorial Fountain are located at the bottom of the steps leading to the front entrance of the old Jackson County Courthouse building which is now the town’s public library. The steps begin at the intersection of W. Main St. and Keener St., Sylva, NC. Halfway up the impressive staircase is the Jackson County Confederate Soldiers Monument. The Founding of Jackson County and Time Capsule marker and the Jackson County Armed Forces Memorial stand right to the left corner of the old Jackson County Courthouse building.

  • Landscape

    The historic courthouse building with its impressive staircase serves as a striking backdrop for the War Memorial Fountain and the Jackson County Veterans Memorial. Surrounding mountains add to the scenery.

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