Yancey County War Memorial, Burnsville NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca
N 35° 55.017 W 082° 17.934
17S E 382807 N 3975516
Quick Description: The memorial for Yancey County residents who died in 20th century wars, WW I, WW II, Korea and Viet Nam is in front of the Yancey County Courthouse. The memorial is an obelisk, about 12 ft high. with names on all four sides.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2012 3:48:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMF6HX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The obelisk memorial was erected Nov 11, 1986 by the American Legion, Earl Horton Post No 122, the Ladies Auxillary and the citizens of Yancey County. Names of those that gave their lives for their country are engraved on each of the four faces. This shows five in WW I, 30 in WW II, 6 in Korea and 7 in Viet Nam.

The new courthouse was built in 1968. Earlier the County Courthouse was at the other end of the square. A statue of Otway Burns, for whom the town is named stands in the centre of the town square. He was a sailor, soldier and statesmany during the war of 1812-1815.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I, World War II, Korea and Viet Nam

In Honor Of: In Honor of those who Died in Defense of their Country

Marker Text:
"Erected Nov 11, 1986 by the American Legion Earl Horton Post No 122, the Ladies Auxillary, and the Citizens of Yancey County"

Date of dedication: Nov 11, 1986

Who Put it Here?: American Legion Earl Horton Post No 122

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is in front of the Yancey County Courthaose. This is the county seat and houses most of the county offices.

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