Memorial to Revolutionary Soldiers, Waynesville
Dedicated to ten Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Haywood County, this plaque is mounted on the rough face of a five foot tall stone tablet.
Images: Plaque | View of the memorial and of the Old Haywood County Courthouse
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS / BURIED IN HAYWOOD COUNTY
COLONEL ROBERT LOVE / CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY / PRIVATE THOMAS ABEL / PRIVATE WILLIAM ALLEN / PRIVATE GEORGE HALL / PRIVATE EDWARD HYATT / PRIVATE CHRISTIAN MESSER / PRIVATE JOHN MESSER / PRIVATE HUGH ROGERS / PRIVATE JACOB SHOOK
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY / DORCAS BELL LOVE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1922
November 11, 1922
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"Haywood County Court House, Waynesville, N.C.," from "Regional Photographs" digital collection in Hunter Library Digital Collections, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723 Link
Lincoln, Natalie Sumner (ed.). Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, 57 (1923), 223, (accessed May 22, 2012) Link
“Unveiling of D.A.R. Tablet,” The Carolina Mountaineer and Waynesville Courier (Waynesville, NC), November 16, 1922
Granite and bronze
Dorcas Bell Love Chapter (Waynesville, N.C.) of the Daughters of the American Revolution
On Armistice Day 1922, the monument was unveiled. Miss Jessie Rogers, Chapter Regent, presided over the ceremony. The exercises began with a patriotic song and an invocation by Reverend S. R. Crokett, who had been a chaplain in World War I. The keynote speaker was Colonel Albert Cox, who was an officer in the 113th Field Artillery in World War I. He was introduced by Major J. H. Howell. Miss Jessie Rogers then introduced the tablet and gave a brief overview of each soldier’s history. The tablet was unveiled by four great great grandchildren of the Revolutionary War soldiers on the plaque: Robert Love Sloan, Martha Sloan Way, Josephine Plott, and Hardin Howell, Jr.
The memorial marker is located southeast of the Old Haywood County Courthouse at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC., at the intersection of Main and Depot Streets.
Also located nearby are the Haywood County All Veterans Memorial, the Haywood County Korean War Memorial, the Haywood County Confederate Monument, 1776 Militia Rifleman statue, and the Haywood County Vietnam Memorial.
The memorial is located on the grass lawn of the Old Haywood County Court House.
The marker originally stood at the right corner of a courthouse that was replaced in 1932. The original courthouse stood on the same site as its replacement. Old postcards and photos of the 1932 courthouse do not show the memorial. It was likely placed at its current location near Main Street at that time.