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Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Memorial Park History
 
Memorial Park History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
1. Memorial Park History Marker
 
Inscription.
On April 4, 1923 Ora Eugene Tate, Sr. deeded this 1.8 acre tract of land to the ladies of the Service Star Legion of Elbert County. The deed stipulated that the parcel of land must be perpetually used and maintained as a memorial park. The further consideration of his donation was the desire to honor the memory of his son, Lieut. Edmund Brewer Tate, III, killed in action in the Argonne forest battle near St. Juvin, France on Oct, 12, 1918 and his other sons Jean H.Tate and Ora E.Tate, Jr. who served in WWI together with all their comrades from Elbert County. He dedicated the land as a memorial to them and their services for their country and the world, From 1923-1984 the Service Star Legion Park was managed by the patriotic ladies of the S.S. Legion. Early development of the park included a large landscaped raised star in the center with five walkways to each point, a tall flagpole placed in the center of the landscaped star, a planted magnolia tree honoring U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and live oak trees placed around the perimeter honoring the soldiers of WWI. The ladies erected the first WWI memorial on Nov, 11, 1938. On April 18, 1984 the park was donated and deeded to Elbert Country, Georgia and renamed "Elbert County Memorial Park," It is managed by a board of trustees.
 
Location.
 
Memorial Park History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
2. Memorial Park History Marker
 
34° 7.354′ N, 82° 51.717′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oliver Street (State Highway 77) and Elmhurst Drive on North Oliver Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees Can Do (within shouting distance of this marker); My American Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Elbert (approx. mile away); Old Seaboard Airline Depot (approx. mile away); Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
Memorial Park History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
3. Memorial Park History Marker
 
 
Dedicated Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
4. Dedicated
Dedicated to the Citizens of Elbert County Georgia * * and * * Carrie May Hudson Tate Charter Member Service Star Legion of Elbert County 1921-1941 Wife of Ora Eugene Tate Sr. * * and her Kaughters * * Carrie Sophia Tate Pvt, W.A.C. WWII President Service Star Legion of Elbert County 1950-1984 Corra Jane Tate Miller Grantite Industrialist Member Service Star Legion of Elbert County 1950-1984 Amid these encircled granite walls... Walk softly Show reverence to our departed heroes and pray. "Their sacrifice was not in vain" Erected Novermber 11, 1994
 
 
Board Of Commissioners 1984 Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
5. Board Of Commissioners 1984
Billy Ray Brown, Chairman Otis Childs Raymond Anderson Paul Burden Joe Johnson Phyllis H. Thompson, Clerk WM Arnold (Willie) Edwards Chairman Carolyn Jane Miller, Secretary & Treasurer Trustees Frank Bone Jimmy Bone Talmadge Bone Allen Black Barbara Hammond Brian Hunt Anne Jenson Emory Sayer First County Manager
 
 
Elbert County Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
6. Elbert County
ELBERT COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK Honoring all VETERANS
 
 
In Memoriam Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
7. In Memoriam
Honoring the sacrifice and valor of Elebrt County mem who served during the world war in defense of their county 1917-1918
 
 
In Memoriam Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
8. In Memoriam
Ben I. Sutton Mayor 1941 - 1943 Civic Planner, Planter and Patron "The Greatest Pleasure I know is To do a good deed secretly and have it found out by accident."
 
 
Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
9. Memorial Park
 
 
Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
10. Memorial Park
 
 
Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
11. Memorial Park
 
 
Memorial Park History Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
12. Memorial Park History Marker
 
 
Center of Star Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
13. Center of Star
 
 
Woodrow Wilson Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
14. Woodrow Wilson
"We die but once, and we die without distinction if we are not willing to die the death of sacrifice, honor, and distinction come only as rewards for service to mankind."
 
 
Woodrow Wilson Tree Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
15. Woodrow Wilson Tree
 
 
Elbert County Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
16. Elbert County Memorial Park
 
 
Elbert County Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 10, 2012
17. Elbert County Memorial Park
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 971 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   13. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   14. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   15, 16, 17. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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