Jamestown in Fentress County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Alvin C. York
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 36° 26.664′ N, 84° 56.196′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Tennessee, in Fentress County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 127) south of Dragon Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 N Main Street, Jamestown TN 38556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alvin and Gracie York's Home and Farm (approx. 6.9 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York - America's Greatest Civilian Soldier (approx. 6.9 miles away); Sgt. York at Work (approx. 6.9 miles away); The York Grist Mill (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wolf River Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York's Personal and Spiritual Life (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wolf River Valley (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Regarding Alvin C. York. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION:
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division. Place and date: Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Pall Mall, Tenn. Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn. G.O. No.: 59, W.D., 1919. Citation: After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.
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