Whitfield County World War I Memorial (GA)

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Information

Title

Whitfield County World War I Memorial (GA)

Date

dedicated July 4, 1924
relocated and rededicated November 11, 2017

Description

The Whitfield County World War I Memorial comprises a rectangular bronze plaque affixed to a rough-hewn granite slab with a polished front face. The plaque, which features the DAR symbol at top, lists in alphabetical order, without rank, the names of 19 men from the county who died in service.

Sponsored by the Governor Milledge Chapter of the DAR, the memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1924, at the old post office on Hamilton Street in Dalton, Georgia.

The American Legion spearheaded the 2017 campaign to relocate the memorial from the old post office to the grounds of the Whitfield County Courthouse, where other memorials are gathered. The memorial was rededicated at this new location on November 11, 2017.

See the attached pdf for information on the servicemen listed on the plaque and for the 2017 rededication program.

The inscription on the plaque:

April 1917 -- November 1918

Whitfield County Pays Tribute To /These Her Sons Who Died For Liberty.

Elmer Chester / Lewis Hopkins
Spartan Crow / Robert Lanham
George Cupp / James E. McDougal
Melvin Dill / Aaron Pangle
Roy Esslinger / Scott Prothro
Guy Felker / Claude Richardson
Samuel Frazier / Adlai E. Stephenson
Clarence Grant / William Wear
Amos Hardin / John Wimpey

And to those others who served with / the colors during the World War/

Erected by the Governor John Milledge Chapter /
Daughter of the American Revolution /
1924

Location

Whitfield County Courthouse
205 N Selvidge St.
Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia

Contributing Institution

Sue Crawford, Historic Marker Chair, Robert Loughshare Chapter, DAR