Clay County Veterans Memorial, Hayesville
The memorial consists of a marble slab listing World War One and World War Two dead from Clay County. The marble is held by a river stone and masonry structure standing on a single base also made of stone and masonry topped with concrete. Set into the base is a small stone tablet with one name from Vietnam. Granite flower pots with V.F.W. incised on the front are placed to either side of the marble slab. Two benches, one of granite and one of marble face the memorial. Behind the memorial are six flag poles. Standing to either side are identical statues of a soldier in full combat gear that appear to be made of bronze. The uniform and gear are post-Vietnam War style so were not original to the memorial. A separate marker to the lone Vietnam casualty, David L. Dailey, has been placed several feet away near the street corner. It consists of a small lectern shaped granite block on a single base. It shows the Army coat of arms above Dailey’s name, rank and date of death.
IN MEMORY / WORLD WAR I / CHARLES BURRELL / COLUMBUS MYERS / BOB ROACH / MARION ROGERS / PAUL HOGSED / SAM HOOPER / - / WORLD WAR II / SAM H. ALLISON / DOTTIE BARNES / JOHN R. BERRONG / SAM J. BRISTOL, JR. / CLINE CUNNINGHAM / JACK FLEMING /
OREN LEDFORD / WALTER D. MARTIN / ANGUS E. MCCONNELL / MARVIN J. MOSS / MARK C. MURRAY / CARL R. SWANSON / CLYDE WILSON / FRANK L. WOOD / MARSHALL JORDAN
VIETNAM WAR / DAVID L. DAILEY
Marble bench: GEORGE LEE AMERICAN LEGION POST 532
Granite bench: ALLISON-BRISTOL V.F.W. POST 6812
Dailey marker: VIETNAM WAR / DAVID L. DAILEY / SGT US ARMY / 20 MAY 1970
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River stone, marble, granite, masonry and bronze
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The memorial is located at the intersection of Main Street and Herbert Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street, in Hayesville, NC. It stands on the lawn of the Old Courthouse building which is not currently in use. Plans are underway to revitalize the building into an arts and history center.
The memorial stands in the left corner of the front lawn if facing the courthouse building.