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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Charlton Co. - Folkston - Veterans Parkloupe
3rd St
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

Chatham Artillery - Chatham Co - Savannahloupe
442 East Bay Street
This memorial was dedicated in May of 1986 to honor the members of the Chatham Artillery, a Savannah military unit formed in 1786. 

Inscription: “Dedicated May 4, 1986 - To Honor the Members of the Chatham Artillery - Servants of God, Country, State, and Community - Soldiers in War - Patriots in Peace”

Chatham History 1886-1986 (Inscription)

“June 1917 Federalized for WW1.  Training at Fort McPherson and Camp Wheeler.  As part of the (?)st Division In July 1918 Were Sent to Camp Jackson S.C. And Then To France For Combat Duty With the Allied Forces."
Chatham Co - Savannah - Marine Memorialloupe
Forsyth Park
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.


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: [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 +

Founding Sponsor
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