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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Chatham Co - Savannah - Marine Memorialloupe
Forsyth Park
USA 31401
This memorial honors local marines who served from WWII to Beirut.

Initially dedicated November 11, 1947, by the Savannah Detachment - Marine Corps League. 
Chattahoochee Co. - Cusseta - Veterans Marker	loupe
Chattahoochee County Courthouse
USA 31805
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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 Co. - Summerville - Doughboy Memorialloupe
818 Memorial Dr. On the grounds of the Chattooga County Memorial Home - American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars
USA 30747
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

Chattooga Co. -- Spirit of American Doughboyloupe
VFW memorial home
USA 30753
The Chattooga County copy of the famous statue originally stood in Circle Park in Trion, but was moved to the VFW memorial home and rededicated in 1988.
Cherokee Co. - Canton - Brown Park WW1 Memorialloupe
251 East Marietta St.
USA 30114
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
“In Honor of Our Boys Who Fought in the World War”

“Their Names May Be Forgotten But Their Deeds Are Recorded in the Annals of Their Grateful Country”.
Clarke Co. - Athens - Oconee Hill Monumentloupe
Clarke Co. - Athens - Oconee Hill Monument
USA 30605
May 30, 1925
Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson and Lamar Veatch

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”

Clay Co. - Fort Gaines - Clay County War Deadloupe
Clay County Courthouse 210 South Washington Street
Fort Gaines
USA 39851
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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

Clinch Co. - Homerville - memorialloupe
Clinch County Courthouse - 22 Court Square
USA 31634
Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Reese

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.

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Cobb Co. - Smyrna - Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
1311 Bank St. SE (corner of King and Bank Streets)
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The City of Smyrna Veterans Memorial Park is a expansive area with large, inscribed granite walls anchoring one end of the park.  The portion of the inscription dedicated to WW1 lists seventeen names.  These are included in the Memorial Database located elsewhere on this website.  The inscription above the names reads:  “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty - Those Who Died in Service to Their Country.”

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Coffee County - Douglasloupe
211 W Ward St
USA 31533
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite Marker - Inscription: “This Memorial Dedicated by the Douglas Lions Club to perpetuate the memory of our valiant citizens who sacrificed their lives for God and country while serving in our armed forces.”   The WW1 section in inscribed with nine names.


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors

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John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation, Inc.

Numerous generous individuals


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:

Date to be determined

Future Meetings:

None schedule at this time.

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +

Founding Sponsor
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