Near Robbinsville in Graham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Dedicated July 30, 1936
This memorial was initiated by Bozeman Bulger Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was selected by the U.S. Forest Service.
Erected 1936 by Bozeman Bulger Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and U.S. Forest Service.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1918.
Location. 35° 21.334′ N, 83° 56.052′ W. Marker is near Robbinsville, North Carolina, in Graham County. Memorial can be reached from Joyce Kilmer Road (County Road 1134) 0.6 miles west of Santeetlah Road (County Road 1127). Marker is located on the Joyce Kilmer National Recreation Trail, about a one-half mile hike from the trailhead and parking area at the west end of Joyce Kilmer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Robbinsville NC 28771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Forced From Their Mountain Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shaping the Flow of the Cheoah River (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shaping the Flow of the Cheoah River (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Shaping the Flow of the Cheoah River (approx. 5˝ miles away); Unega (approx. 5.8 miles away); Junaluska's Birth Site (approx. 7˝ miles away); Junaluska's Names (approx. 7˝ miles away); Cherokee Chief Junaluska DAR Monument (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robbinsville.
Also see . . .
1. The tragedy of Joyce Kilmer, the Catholic poet killed in World War I. Joyce Kilmer was killed by a German sniper’s bullet on July 30, 1918, during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. The celebrated writer is best known for his 1913 poem “Trees.” There is, however, much more to Joyce Kilmer’s story than this one well-known poem. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Wikipedia). For his valor, Kilmer was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre (War Cross) by the French Republic. Kilmer was buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, near Fere-en-Tardenois, Aisne, Picardy, France just across the road and stream from the farm where he was killed. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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