Ashe County Honor Roll to WWI, WWII and Prior Wars, Jefferson
The monument is in honor of those from Ashe County who died in World War One, World War
Two and other wars prior to World Wars. The monument has a two tiered base with an
obelisk on top. The base and obelisk are constructed of rusticated stone blocks. The top of each
base section consists of beveled poured concrete several inches thick. The entire structure rests
on a concrete base. The base sections are 48 inches and 36 inches square. The total height is
between 16 ft. and 20 ft. tall. A small light is affixed to the point of the obelisk. There are three
bronze plaques attached to the base section below the obelisk. Two of the plaques list dead
from World War One and World War Two. The third and smaller plaque honors all who had died in
previous wars. Each plaque carries an American Legion seal above the inscriptions.
Images: South side | North side | East side | West side
South side (facing Main St.): HONOR ROLL / ASHE COUNTY WORLD WAR TWO /
[Left column] List of 42 names /
[Right column] List of 42 names
North side (facing Courthouse): HONOR ROLL / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / WHILE SERVING IN WARS IN / WHICH THE UNITED STATES / PARTICIPATED PRIOR TO WORLD / WAR ONE
West side: HONOR ROLL / ASHE COUNTY WORLD WAR ONE /
[Left column] ASHELY, CHARLIE C. / BARE, CECIL / BARKER, JOHN / BROOKS, CHESTER A. / COCKERHAM, MARCUS W. / COX, FRED N. / HAM, LESTER / LEWIS, BRANT / MAHALA, LUKE P. PARSONS, EDGAR /
[Right Column] PERRY, HARRISON / PORTER, FRANK C. / PRICE, BULA / ROARK, HEDRICK / SHEETS, WILLIAM L. /THOMPSON, ROSCOE / TUCKER, OSCO / WALLACE, WILLIAM M. / YATES, JOHN E. /
[Bottom center] COLORED / HARDIN, SAMUEL C.
Museum of Ashe County
Most likely the late 1940’s
36.421190 , -81.470600 View in Geobrowse
"Ashe County Courthouse," in "Images of North Carolina" digital collection by Ashe County Public Library and DigitalNC, http://library.digitalnc.org, (accessed November 17, 2015) Link
"Restored 1904 Jefferson Courthouse," in "Images of North Carolina" digital collection by Ashe County Public Library and DigitalNC, http://library.digitalnc.org, (accessed November 17, 2015) Link
“Courthouse, Jefferson, N.C.,” in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (PO77), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (accessed September 30, 2015) Link
Bronze, granite and concrete
The monument is located in front of the historic Ashe County Courthouse at 301 E. Main
St., Jefferson NC. It stands to the right when facing the main entrance to the building. The historic courthouse serves now as the Museum of Ashe County History.
The Ashe County Veterans Memorial is located in front of the new Ashe County Courthouse, on the other side of Highway 221, at 150 Government Circle.
The monument stands on the front lawn, with several mature trees on both sides of the the Museum of Ashe County History.