Georgia War Memorials: Wilkes County

Georgia War Memorials: Wilkes County

I yearly contribute to the Honor Roll Project of  Heather Wilkinson Rojo – the purpose is to photograph and transcribe Veteran names for family research. Heather’s Honor Roll page can be found at Honor Roll Project. If you would like to contribute, information can be found there as to “how” to send your photos and transcriptions in.

Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia

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The Wilkes County Courthouse in Washington, Georgia. The War Memorials sit behind this Confederate Statue on the grounds of the courthouse.

While in Georgia this year I visited the town of Washington in Wilkes County, a town where my great-grandfather, William Clark Bryan, lived before moving to Greene County, and where my grandfather Paul Pinkney Bryan was born. In honor of my grandfathers, I’ve chosen to highlight Wilkes County for an Honor Roll post.


War Memorials in front of Wilkes Co. Georgia Courthouse


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Dedicated By The Washington-Wilkes Jaycees: In Memory Of The Men of Wilkes County Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In Vietnam

Melvin Bolton  –  Charles M. Corry  –  Arthur E. Scott  –  Charles M. Shelton  –    Michael A. Smith


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Woodsmen Of The World Memorial:    In Sacred Memory Of The Men Of Wilkes County Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice


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The Glory Of Their Deeds Shall Live Forever


Jerome A. Wootten – Samuel Barnett – Marcus A. Pharr Jr. – Ollie E. Ray – John W. Hogan – William G. Bradford – William O. Cheney – Robert L. Coe – Samuel M. Hyman  Radford Owens – Raymond R. Thornton – Robert S. Smith – Grady M. Cochran


James H. Bailey – Robert E. Christy – Wilton L. Downer – James A. Gunter – Thomas E. Hearn – Grady L. Jenkins – Eugene L. Lindsey – Howard G. Lance – Henry B. Poss  Robert M. Matteson – Lee Danner – Anthony G. Brown – Osborne B. Ficklen – Milton L. Heard – Samuel S. McWhorter – George M. Ficklen – Vincent B. Garrard – Wesley Echols – William E. Blanchard – Walter E. Beard – George E. Blakey – Sol Anderson Jr.  Claud A. McClendon – John T. Surles


Clifford D. Burt – Willie L. Denard – James R. Schroeder


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On This Site Stood The Old Georgia State Building In Which President Davis Held The Last Official Meeting Of The Confederacy – May 4, 1865.  At This Meeting The Confederate Government Was Dissolved. The Last Official Papers Were Signed. The Residue of Coin And Bullion Brought From Richmond Was Disposed Of By Order Of President Davis And Both Civil And Military Officials Separated To Make Their Escape.


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Wilkes County, Georgia was laid out first under legislature act of Jan. 23, 1730 and a second time under legislative provision July 31, 1780. Erected by Georgia Society DAR – Feb. 27, 1934


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2 Responses to Georgia War Memorials: Wilkes County

  1. Evelyn Smith says:

    Nicely done. A very fine memorial and story to honor those who gave their all for their country.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What a great way to honor our vets!


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