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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Morgan Co. - Madison - Spirit of American Doughboy (in stone)loupe
150 East Washington Street
Madison
GA
USA
30650
On the grounds of the Morgan County Courthouse, erected by the local Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930, the statue of a soldier is inscribed “The Boys from Morgan County who fought in the World War.”  It is rare in that it is one of the few stone reproductions of the original Spirit of the American Doughboy statue which stands in Nashville, Ga.  Most of the many copies around the nation are in copper.
 
Murray Co. -- Courthouse Memorial Monumentloupe
121 North Third Avenue
Chatsworth
GA
USA
30705
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Murray County Courthouse in Chatsworth, Georgia was built in 1916. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Newton Co. – Covington -  Memorialloupe
Covington Square
Covington
GA
USA
30014
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite obelisk in the city square. “In Loving and Grateful Memory of Those Citizens of Newton County Who Gave Their Lives in the Defense of Our Country”.  Fifteen names on the WW1-WW2 side of the obelisk are engraved from WW1.  

 
Oconee Co. - Watkinsville - Oconee County Veterans Memorialloupe
3500A Hog Mountain Rd.
Watkinsville
GA
USA
30677
World War One - Killed in Action - plaque contains the names of nine soldiers.
 
Oglethorpe Co. - Crawford - Veterans Monumentloupe
Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce 1158 Athens Rd
Crawford
GA
USA
30630
1991
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Black and grey granite monument on the grounds of the Chamber of Commerce.

Inscription: “In God We Trust - In Honor of the Veterans of Oglethorpe County”.

 
Oglethorpe Co. - Lexington - Veterans Monumentloupe
Oglethorpe County Courthouse 111 Main Street (GA HWY 22)
Lexington
GA
USA
30648
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite multi-layered monument, listing those from this county that served in all wars and conflicts, beginning with WW1. 

 
Paulding Co. - Dallas - Veterans Memorialloupe
Watson Dr.
Dallas
GA
USA
30132
June 1, 1996
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Description:  Memorial plaza with with central obelisk, one side dedicated to WW1

Inscription:  “Paulding County Veterans Memorial - Dedicated to the glory of God in honor of those who served and in memory of those who died for their country in the cause for freedom.  Dedicated 1 June 1996 - by those living who remember - American Legion Post 111 and the people of Paulding County.”

 

The WW1 inscription contains eight (8) names. 

 
Paulding Co. -- War Dead Memorialloupe
Dallas Square, behind the Paulding County Courthouse in Main Street in downtown Dallas.
Dallas
GA
USA
30132
A rough-hewn rock inscribed with the names of the county’s war dead.
 
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Pickens Co. -- Memorial Monumentloupe
in front of the Pickens County Courthouse, Main Street
Jasper
GA
USA
30143
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
A tall granite tablet marker memorializing those who served. 
 
Pierce Co. - Blackshear - Pierce County Memorialloupe
363 Park Avenue
Blackshear
GA
USA
31516
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Stone and bronze plaques, primarily dedicated to those from WW2.
Inscription: “Dedicated to the memory of the men and women from Pierce County who fought in all the wars of our great nation to preserve and protect the freedom and peace we all enjoy.”

 

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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: georgia@worldwar1centennial.org

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

Next Meeting:

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Future Meetings:

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