Oct. 14, 1932 - Aug. 1, 2004
This park is dedicated to the memory of the late Carthage Fire Chief Edward Stallings in 1957 Ed joined the Carthage fire department and served in various roles including assistant chief an fire chief during the 1960s. He helped establish the Smith County rescue squad and was one of the founding members. He was elected fire chief of the Carthage Fire Department in 1992 and served in this position until his death in 2004.
On April 8, 2004, Chief Ed Stallings and the Carthage fire department
responded to a call of a church on fire at this location. During the
course of directing his men in the fighting of the fire Chief Stallings
was gravely injured by a falling wall. He later died of injuries on
August 1, 2004 that were the result of this tragic incident. this
park is dedicated and named for this kind and caring man who gave his life in the service of the citizens of Carthage and all of Smith County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 2004.
Location. 36° 15.189′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Carthage Christian Church (here, next to this marker); DeFord Bailey (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Benton McMillin (about 700 feet away); Captain William Walton (about 700 feet away); Smith County Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (about 800 feet away); Confederacy Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
Also see . . . Edward ‘Ed’ Stallings. (Submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.