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Near Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Melville Jones

 
 
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By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. James Melville Jones Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
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.

We remember!

 
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: HeroesHorticulture & 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. Marker
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By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. James Melville Jones Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 5472 New Bern Hwy, Jacksonville NC 28546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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); First Post Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
James Melville Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
3. James Melville Jones Marker
The Marker is located at the base of the Deppe Lookout Tower.
James Melville Jones image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Maysville
4. James Melville Jones
The members of the Rotary Club of Maysville created a scholarship in his memory to serve as a means of honoring him and his commitment to their community.
 
 
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 1,256 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 27, 2009.

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