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Del Rio in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Floyd Arrowood

1891-1925

 
 
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Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 6, 2011
1. John Floyd Arrowood Marker
Inscription.  Born two miles west April 1891, Arrowood was one of the first American soldiers to be decorated for bravery in World War I. The French government, on Nov. 14, 1917, awarded him the Croix de Guerre for the rescue of several men under his command from a raid of German soldiers on the trenches. Newspapers all over the world carried accounts of his bravery. He died in Denver, Colorado.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1891.
 
Location. 35° 54.516′ N, 83° 1.276′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 107 north of Old Fifteenth Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 Hwy 107S, Del Rio TN 37727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Moore (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tennessee / North Carolina (approx. 6.1
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miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 6.1 miles away in North Carolina); Swaggerty Fort (approx. 7.8 miles away); Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Cross (approx. 9.8 miles away); Swinging Bridge (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Relation
This is my grandfather. He died when my father, John Floyd Arrowood,Jr. was just two years old. I would have loved to have known him.

Editor's Note: We are glad to have hosted this marker page, providing a link to your family's history. If you have any pictures or historical articles about your grandfather, please consider sharing them with our readers.
    — Submitted July 11, 2012, by Lillian Arrowood of Young Harris, Georgia.

2. John Floyd Arrowood
He received many medals. My great grandmother married his brother. We celebrate his name often thru his brother.
John Floyd Arrowood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 6, 2011
2. John Floyd Arrowood Marker
    — Submitted January 3, 2013, by Mark Justus of Newport, Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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