World War I Monument at the Grove Hill Courthouse Square (dedicated 1924, listed on the NRHP)

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This monument was erected to honor the fallen military personnel of Clarke County who served in World War I. The stone monument sits atop an earthen mound that is landscaped with grass and shrubs and located in the middle of the courthouse square in Grove Hill. It consists of a base and four columns which support a horizontal slab that has an eagle on it. Under this slab and between the columns is a marker inscribed with the names of those Clarke Countians who died in WWI. This monument sits over the old well that was dug in front of the courthouse. The monument was created by Selma Marble and Granite Works and cost $1650.00. It was dedicated on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 1924. This World War I Monument is a contributing structure to the Grove Hill Courthouse Square Historic District that was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on April 30, 1998.

Engraving on the monument: Lest we forget – We are free because of those that have fought and died for us.

Source: NRHP “Grove Hill Courthouse Square Historic District” Registration Form.

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