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Pall Mall in Fentress County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Wolf River Cemetery
 
Wolf River Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
1. Wolf River Cemetery Marker
 
Inscription. This cemetery was established in the early 1800’s and was originally called Mt. Pleasant Burying Ground. The oldest known grave of approximately 600 burials is Charles Paul, 1826. Wolf River’s first settler, Conrad “Coonrod” Pile, is buried in an unusual above-ground grave. Herein is the burial site of Sgt. Alvin C. York, most decorated soldier of World War I and a descendant of the valley’s first settler.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 14.)
 
Location. 36° 32.7′ N, 84° 57.198′ W. Marker is in Pall Mall, Tennessee, in Fentress County. Marker is on Wolf River Loop east of Tater Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pall Mall TN 38577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Alvin C. York - America's Greatest Civilian Soldier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alvin and Gracie York's Home and Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sgt. York at Work (approx. 0.6 miles away); Affair at Travisville (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Affair at Travisville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Alvin C. York (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Wolf River Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
2. Wolf River Cemetery
 
 
Grave site of Conrad "Coonrod" Pile, early settler of the Valley of the Three Forks of Wolf. Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
3. Grave site of Conrad "Coonrod" Pile, early settler of the Valley of the Three Forks of Wolf.
 
 
Grave site of Alvin C. York, World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
4. Grave site of Alvin C. York, World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division. Place and date: Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Pall Mall, Tenn. Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn. G.O. No.: 59, W.D., 1919. Citation: After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.
 
 
Alvin C. York gravesite Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
5. Alvin C. York gravesite
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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