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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Elbert Co. - Bowman - Bowman Area Veterans Memorialloupe
City Park - Corner of Highways 17 & 172
USA 30624
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
"Dedicated to the glory of God and all the veterans of the Bowman Community, more especially to these who have given their lives for our nation's cause".  
Elbert Co. - Elberton - Memorial Park - Honoring All Veteransloupe
North Oliver Street
USA 30635
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Originally known as Service Star Legion Park, the area includes a Wilson tree, a Service Star monument, a World War I memorial, and oaks planted in memory of World War I soldiers.

From 1923 to 1984, this 1.8 acre tract was managed by the Service Star Legion of Elbert County.  It was originally donated in memory of LT Edmund Brewer Tate, III, killed in action in the Argonne forest battle on Oct. 12, 1918.   Since 1984, the renamed ‘Memorial Park” is managed by Elbert County.  It contains multiple markers honoring Elbert County dead from all U.S. wars.

Ellijay -- Veterans Memorial Bridge & Parkloupe
USA 30540
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Emanuel Co. - Swainsboro  - All Wars Memorialloupe
Corner of Highway 80 (West Main Street) and Highway 57 (Kite Road)
USA 30401

“Sons of American Legion Swainsboro Squadron #103”

“This Wall is Dedicated in Memory of those who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Freedom”  Dedicated Nov. 11, 2013.

Emory University War Memorialloupe
605 asbury circle
USA 30307
The older portion of the Dobbs University Center, formerly called the Alumni Memorial University Center, contains a plaque listing the names of Emory alumni who were killed in both World Wars and Korea.
Evans Co. - Claxton - Service Monumentloupe
123 West Main St
USA 30417
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Single rectangle granite monument at on courthouse grounds, with inscriptions on each side.  On the WWI side, four names of combat deaths are inscribed.  Inscription: “Dedicated to All Who Served.”

Fannin Co – McCaysville - “Our Heroes” Monumentloupe
Corner of Blue Ridge Drive & W. Tennessee Ave.
USA 30555
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Rectangular granite monument topped with a large globe.  The WW1 side of the monolith contains 13 names.  “Dedicated to the Memory of Our Men of Fannin County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice. Erected by the McCaysville Garden Club, 1946.” 

Fannin Co. – Blue Ridge – 1937 Monumentloupe
Main Street
Blue Ridge
USA 30513
October 21, 1937
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite monument in downtown Blue Ridge park, listing 13 WW1 names.  

Fannin Co. – Veterans Memorial Park – Blue Ridgeloupe
Old Highway 76 & Aska Connector
Blue Ridge
USA 30513
November 9, 2002
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Multiple monument park with an individual monolith for each war.   13 Fannin County names are inscribed on the WW1 monument.  Vietnam era helicopter on display in park.  

Fayette Co. – Fayetteville – Veterans Memorialloupe
200 Courthouse Square
USA 30214
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite memorial adjacent to the historic 1825 Fayette County Courthouse.
It honors those that died in WW1, WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Three names are listed for WW1.

Inscription: Erected by the citizens of Fayette County in honor of our veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States of American and as a lasting memorial to these gallant servicemen who gave their lives that we may live in peace. The emblems of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars all are inscribed.


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors

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Georgia Power

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 +

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