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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pvt. Wilber Barlow

U.S. Army

 
 
Pvt. Wilber Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Pvt. Wilber Barlow Marker
Inscription.  
April 19, 1893 - Oct. 23, 1918
Died in service
World War I

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, World I.
 
Location. 33° 14.925′ N, 84° 15.776′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is on East Solomon Street west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 E Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. P.F.C. Burnell McDowell (here, next to this marker); Pfc. W.G. Gaddy (a few steps from this marker); 1st Lt. James R. Reese (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. John K. Helton (a few steps from this marker); 1st Lt. Albert W. Parham (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Edd Hammond (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Troy D. Barnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. W. Maddox Bolton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
More about this marker. Plaque is part
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of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Pvt. Wilber Barlow. He was among a dozen African American soldiers from Spalding County who were not originally listed on the county's World War I memorial. The names of these "Forgotten Soldiers" were added in 2016.
 
Also see . . .  Pvt Wilber Barlow. Biography by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Pvt. Wilber Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Pvt. Wilber Barlow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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