Mitchell County Veterans Memorial, Bakersville
The memorial to Mitchell County veterans of all wars is in the form of a granite shaft roughly
four feet tall that narrows as it rises, much like a short obelisk with a flat top. The front is
polished with rusticated sides and back. It stands on single base with polished top and
rusticated sides. The polished face features an incised American flag at the top. Beneath the
flag is the crest for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The crest is also incised with: VETERANS OF
MITCHELL COUNTY OF THE UNITED STATES.
Images: Far-off view | Right view | Inscription |
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD / AUGUST 1, 1972 A.D. / DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY / OF THE
BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN / OF MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. / LIVING AND DEAD WHO OFFERED /
THEIR LIVES IN THE MILITARY / SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
GOD BLESS AMERICA
ROBERT JENKINS – CARL BAKER / GLEN BUCHANAN / MITCHELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Mitchell County Historical Society
August 1, 1972
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"Bakersville Courthouse," Bakersville, North Carolina, http://www.bakersville.com, (accessed May 18, 2016) Link
Folder 0901: Bakersville: Courthouse: Scan 1, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link
Folder 0901: Bakersville: Courthouse: Scan 3, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Link
The memorial is located in front of the historic Mitchell County Courthouse, at the corner of N. Mitchell Avenue and Highway 226 in Bakersville, NC. It stands to the left of the courthouse entrance. Mitchell County Confederate Dead memorial stands to the right of the main entrance.
The monument stands on the front lawn.