Veterans Memorial - Murphy, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 35° 05.274 W 084° 02.062
16S E 770370 N 3886815
Beautiful memorial dedicated to the veterans who gave their lives.
Waymark Code: WM6P8Z
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 06/30/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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History of Murphy, NC
The site of Murphy, along the Hiwassee River, was known to the Cherokee as Tlanusi-yi (the Leech Place), because of a legend about a giant leech named Tlanusi that lived in the river there.

The Trading Path (later called the "Unicoi Turnpike") passed by the future site of Murphy, connecting the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the "Overhill Towns" of Tennessee.

In 1836, during the Cherokee removal known as the Trail of Tears, the United States army built Fort Butler in what is today Murphy. Fort Butler acted as the main collection point for Cherokee east of the mountains. From Fort Butler the Cherokee were taken over the mountains on the Unicoi Turnpike to the main internment camps at Fort Cass (today Charleston, Tennessee). Today the Unicoi Turnpike is known as Joe Brown Highway. The Cherokee County Historical Museum located in Murphy provides information about the Trail of Tears.

Murphy was once the terminus of the Murphy Branch rail line built in the late 1800s, although the branch no longer reaches Murphy.

Murphy was also the home of the once well-known crafts manufacturer Margaret Studios, which operated a nationwide chain of gift stores for its woodcraft products and housewares, such as lazy susans and gift trays.
Information taken from (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I, II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq

In Honor Of: Dedicated to Veterans

Marker Text:
DEDICATED TO VETERANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY. THEIR MEMORIES WILL NEVER DIE WORLD WAR I Bryson, Lon / Conley, Roy / Dockery, Andrew / Elkins, Joe Miller / Ferguson, Wilbur P / Hall, Charlie / McDougal, James E. / Morgan, Loran / Piercy, Robert / Spivey, Fred / Stilman, Leslie / Wyke, Charles WORLD WAR II Abernathy, Jacob L. / Adams, Lionel P. / Anderson, Willard C. / Boughman, L.S. Jr. / Brown, Clyde / Bryson, Boone / Bruce, Reid H. / Burgess, Duel / Coleman, Luther J. / Cooper, Harmon / Collins, James R. / Craig, Elisha / Crain, Horace C. / Crain, Loman B. / Crisp, James David / Davenport, James U. / Davis, Don H. / Davis, Joseph W. / Dockery, Donald H. / Dockery, James E. / Dockery, Marshall R. / Ellis, Don / Garrett, James / Garrett, Ross / Gladson, Clyde W. / Hamby, Hobert / Hardin, Edward / Hedrick, Mayford / Henry, William C. / Hogsed, William R. / Holland, Doyle A. / Holland, John E. / Johnson, Hoyt H. / Kimbrough, Lawrence / King, Marvin W. / Ledford, Cremial M. / Ledford, Troy L. / Lovingood, Willard J. / McLean, Edward / McMillan, Russell K. / Millsaps, Horace S. / Morgan, James E. / Morgan, Willard B. / Morris, Samuel R. / Newman, Hansel L. / Nicols, Burton K. / Nix, Francis / Ogle, Lee Roy / Palmer, Garland H. / Pinkerton, John H. / Postell, Clarence V. / Queen, Vinson / Radford, Charlie R. / Rattler, Mark J. / Roberson, A.J. / Robinson, James R. / Russell, Burt / Sparks, Clyde / Shields, Harold E. / Spivey, Charles P. / Stiles, Hoyt / Stiles, William / Taylor, Jack D. / Taylor, James R. / Taylor, Lewis H. / Totherow, Garland / Verner, Warren / Walker, Howard / Walls, Bill F. / Weaver, Maxwell F. / West, Quentin / Witt, John E. Wilcox, Audie J. / Wilhide, Robert M. / Wilhide, Wilfred W. / Wilson, George J. / Wilson, Vincent / Woods, Clyde KOREA Allen, Robert, Jr. / Amos, Charles G. / Carroll, Billy R. / Gaddis, Andrew J. / Gibby, Marvin / Goss, Linsey A. / Johnson, Russell S. / Maxey, Walter E. / Phillips, James K. / Sims, Claude T. / Stiles, Ray H. / Walker, Don / Denton, Max B. VIETNAM Brown, Thomas E. / Bryant, James C. / Garland, Michael L. / Graves, Wm. R. (Bill) Jr. / Hembree, Ronald G. / Jones, Loren C. / McClure, Billy J. / Mashburn, Raymond T. / Morrow, William D. / Nelson, Miles / Smith, Jimmy U. / Trantham, Raymond F. / Wilson, Richard IRAQ Parker, Saburant (SABE) There's a small monument in front of the larger one that reads... Dedicated to 60 sons of North Carolina who never returned from Vietnam. Vets M/B American Warriors M/B

Date of dedication: November 11, 1986

Who Put it Here?: Cherokee County Veterans, American Legion Posts 96 & 97, V.F.W. Posts No. 10222 & 7620, D.A.V. Chapter No. 73

Description of Memorial:
This wonderful memorial is on the corner of Hiwassee Street and Tennessee Street. It's surrounded by stores, restaurants, businesses and a lot of history. The courthouse is a couple of blocks away but you can see it from this memorial.

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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