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Near Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Melville Jones

 
 
James Melville Jones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. James Melville Jones Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
James Melville Jones

Here, early on the morning of April 17, 1972, Jimmy Jones died in a forest fire burning across the Pocosin. While moving equipment he became trapped when a wind - shift brought the fire back on him.

This marker, erected in the year 2000, by his fellow - firefighters former employees of the Hoerner - Waldorf Corporation and the N. C. Forest Service.

We remember!

 
Erected 2000 by fellow firefighters, former employees of the Hoerner - Waldorf Corporation, and the N. C. Forest Service.
 
Location. 34° 50.13′ N, 77° 18.11′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of New Bern Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. At the base of the Deppe Lookout Tower, near the entrance to the Hofmann Forest Equipment Headquarters. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5472 New Bern Hwy, Jacksonville NC 28546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hofmann Forest (here, next to this marker); Julius Valentine Hofmann (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Post Road
James Melville Jones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. James Melville Jones Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 7.5 miles away); Camp Lejeune (approx. 7.8 miles away); Beirut Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Montford Point (approx. 8.8 miles away); Onslow County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. HeroesHorticulture & Forestry
 
James Melville Jones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
3. James Melville Jones Marker
The Marker is located at the base of the Deppe Lookout Tower.
James Melville Jones Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Maysville
4. James Melville Jones
The members of the Rotary Club of Maysville created a scholarship in his memory to serve as a means of honoring him and his commitment to their community.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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