Veterans Park adjacent to the Charlton County Courthouse with monuments to the different branches of service. Emphasis on Purple Heart recipients. No specific WW1 monument or individual names for any war.
Large granite boulder with engraved plaque.
Inscription: “VFW Post 5000 Honors Veterans of Foreign Wars for Preserving Freedom for All Citizens of the United States of America.”
Chattooga County Memorial and Doughboy Statue. Inscription: In Memorium - World War Veterans of Chattooga County, Georgia 1917 - 1918. Erected 1934 by Citizens and Friends of Chattooga County. Fostered by The Trion Company, B.D. Riegel, Pres. & Treas., N.B. Murphy, Vice Pres., A.D. Elliott.
Spirit of The American Doughboy (statue), Copyrighted by E.M. Viquesney, Sculptor, Spencer, Indiana.
Bronze plaques on three sides of the memorial column are inscribed with the names of soldiers from this county that fought in WW1. Photos of these names are attached in the photo gallery. Those that lost their lives are marked with stars next to their names.
Accompanying the memorial is an artillery piece. It has been identified as a German 7.6 Minenwerfer (Trench Mortar) on a carriage probably made post war so it could be displayed as a memorial. In the trenches, it would usually be on a square brace pad. These types of mortars were not used after the war and so were scrapped or taken as a war trophy by the allies.
The historic cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places includes numerous monuments of the World War I era, including a World War I memorial erected in 1925.
The main WWI monument is a large rough-hewn granite stone with a brass memorial plaque. Sixteen names are inscribed.
Monument Inscription: “That the memory of the men of Clarke County who gave their lives in the World War in defense of their country and to perpetuate its ideals shall live as an inspiration to courage and patriotism. 1914 - 1918. Erected by the Auxiliary of the Allen R. Fleming Post 20, American Legion, Athens Georgia, May 30, 1925”
Bronzed aluminum plaque in the wall inside the Clay County Courthouse. The single name of John Clarence Edwards is listed for World War 1. The war dead for the later wars up to Vietnam are included
Description: Granite monument in the shape of the county, commemorating the service of those from this area.
Inscriptions: “In memory and honor of the men and women of Clinch County who defended our freedom through military service.”
A white marble monument for WW2 service is included in this gallery.