Sergeant Alvin C. York Statue - Nashville, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 09.935 W 086° 46.969
16S E 519533 N 4002336
Quick Description: Statue of World War I hero Sergeant Alvin C. York located on the grounds of the Tennessee State House in Nashville, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 7:43:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMGFNJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Statue depicts Sergeant York standing with his rifle in a shooting position. He is wearing a World War I army uniform and helmet. The base of the statue is inscribed:

Front:

ALVIN C. YORK
ARMED WITH HIS RIFLE AND PISTOL, HIS COURAGE AND SKILL THIS ONE TENNESSEAN
SILENCED A GERMAN BATTALION OF 35 MACHINE GUNS KILLING 25 ENEMY SOLDIERS AND
CAPTURING 132 IN THE ARGONNE FOREST OF FRANCE, OCTOBER 8, 1918.

Left Side:

ALVIN C. YORK
1887-1964
PALL MALL FENTRESS COUNTY
TENNESSEE

Right Side:

FELIX DE WELDON
SCULPTOR
MONUMENT ERECTED 1968
BY ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

Back:

WHAT YOU DID WAS THE GREATEST THING ACCOMPLISHED
BY ANY PRIVATE SOLDIER OF ALL THE ARMIES OF EUROPE.
MARSHAL FERDINAND FOCH
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ALLIED ARMIES

TITLE: Sergeant Alvin C. York Statue

ARTIST(S): Felix George Weihs De Weldon

DATE: 1968. Dedicated Dec. 1968.

MEDIUM: Bronze with green patina on green Swedish granite.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS TN000258

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Tennessee State Capitol
Charlotte Avenue
Southeast corner of grounds
Nashville, Tennessee


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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