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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Bowman Area Veterans Memorialloupe
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
"Dedicated to the glory of God and all veterans of the Bowman community, more especially to these who have given their lives for our nation's cause."
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Brantley Co. - Nahunta - Memorialloupe
234 Brantley St
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Single marker on courthouse grounds.
Inscription: - “In memory of those who served our country and the ones who gave their lives for our freedom. WWI - WWII - Korean - Vietnam”

Brooks Co. - Quitman - “Brooks County Veterans” Memorialloupe
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Originally a WW1 monument, now an all wars memorial.  Individual bricks are placed in the plaza, with the names of Brooks County military.  The memorial is sponsored by VFW Post 5659, Quitman, GA.
Burke Co. -- Otranto Memorial Markerloupe
Burke County Courthouse
The tablet at the county courthouse is inscribed, “This tablet is placed to perpetuate the memory of Burke County (Ga) men who, in the service of their country in the World War, lost their lives in the sinking of the S.S. OTRANTO, October 6th 1918.”  The names of seven local victims are listed.
Burke Co. -– Monument to WW1 Soldiersloupe
602 North Liberty Street
Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro, Georgia is a Carpenter Romanesque building completed in 1857. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

At the entrance of this courthouse is a plaque in memory of those from this community that lost their lives in the S.S. Otranto sinking, October 6, 1918.
Butts Co. - Jackson –  Jackson Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
East 3rd and Dempsey Avenue
November, 2011
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

City memorial park consisting of inscribed black granite.  Names of service members who died in service are inscribed on main tablets.  Eight names from WW1 are listed here.  Names and information of others that served are inscribed on adjacent tablets.  

Inscription:  “All Gave Some, Some Gave All….In This Hallowed Place We Remember The Sons and Daughters of Butts County Who Died So That Liberty Might Live”

Camden Co. - Woodbine - Military Memorialloupe
210 East 4th St
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

On the grounds of the now closed old Camden County Courthouse, this is a unique “cross” made of finish concrete cubes with granite plaques listing those who died the the wars. Four names are listed for WW1.

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Camp Benningloupe
Photo Courtesy, Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, mus006

Fort Benning, today home to the U.S. Army Infantry, began in 1917 as Camp Benning.  Now the world’s premier school of arms, it has trained many of the infantry who fought in America’s wars, including noted generals such as Omar Bradley, George Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Patton and Colin Powell.  At the outbreak of World War I, as the nation faced inadequate infantry training facilities, a board chose Columbus, Georgia, for a new, larger infantry school based on its climate, terrain and transportation.  The first camp was established in fall 1918, and named (at the request of the Columbus Rotary Club) for Confederate brigadier general Henry L. Benning, who lived in Columbus until his death in 1875.  Troops began arriving in October 1918, and the camp was made permanent and the name changed to Fort Benning in 1922.


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Camp Forrestloupe
Fort Oglethorpe

Camp Forrest of World War I should not be confused with the much larger Camp Forrest of World War II, which was located northwest of Chattanooga near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  During World War I, Camp Forrest was co-located with Camp Greenleaf and Camp McLean at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Its wooden barracks were erected among the monuments honoring Union and Confederate dead in the Battle of Chickamauga.  Its primary purpose was to train infantry engineers.  It was as short-lived as its colleague camps, and was decommissioned in December 1918.


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Camp Gordonloupe

Established July 1917, Camp Gordon was constructed as one of sixteen National Army Training Camps prepared for U.S. entry into World War I.  The camp was built on 2,400 acres and came to have 1,600 buildings with a capacity of 47,000 troops and an eventual cost of $ 11,900,000.  Camp Gordon served as the training camp for the 82nd Infantry Division, organized in August 1917, which began deployment to Europe in April 1918.  While in Europe the 82nd had 8,300 casualties.  Camp Gordon was ordered abandoned in 1920 and disposed of in September 1921, and is now the site of Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.  A state marker is on a small plaza at the airport. 



Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors

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Numerous generous individuals


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: [email protected]

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:

Date to be determined

Future Meetings:

None schedule at this time.

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +

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