Durham County World War I Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 35° 59.647 W 078° 53.951
17S E 689368 N 3985336
Durham County's World War I Memorial is located at the Old County Courthouse in Durham, North Carolina.
Waymark Code: WMAWX
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 04/20/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 31

This Memorial is undated, but I imagine it was placed shortly after the war, probably in 1920. It is located in front of the Old County Courthouse in downtown Durham with other war memorials - see photo above.

The monument was placed by the Durham County chapter of a fraternal orgainization I had never heard of - The Junior Order of United American Mechanics. The Jr. OUAM is still in existence, but I can't locate a current Durham County chapter.

The monument reads "Dedicated To Those Who Served in the World War - 1917-1919". Below is the "Roll of the Honored Dead" listing all the Durham County Residents who died in the war.

This monument shares space at the Old Courthouse with the WWII Monument, the Korean War/Vietnam War Monument. The Civil War Monument is nearby as well.

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Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 01/01/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Durham County

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
200 E. Main St.
Durham, NC USA

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