Near Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James Melville Jones
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.
Erected 2000 by fellow firefighters, former employees of the Hoerner - Waldorf Corporation, and the N. C. Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1972.
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. At the base of the Deppe Lookout Tower, near the entrance to the Hofmann Forest Equipment Headquarters. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 7˝ 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); a different marker also named Montford Point (approx. 8.9 miles away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 27, 2009.