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Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bobby Brown State Park Monument

 
 
Bobby Brown State Park Monument North Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
1. Bobby Brown State Park Monument North Inscription
Inscription.  
West Side
This state park is named in memory of Robert T. Brown, Lt. J.G., U.S.N.R. Born January 11, 1920. Son of Congressman and Mrs. Paul Brown of Elberton, Georgia.

North Side
Lt. J.G. Bobby Brown missing in action February 22, 1944. Killed in action January 11, 1946 during World War II while serving in the Pacific on submarine U.S.S. Scorpion.

South Side
Dedicated to Lt. Brown and the Men and Women of Elbert County and this section of the state who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 33° 58.45′ N, 82° 34.9′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Bobby Brown Park Road and Ranger Drive, in the median on Bobby Brown Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Scorpion (SS-278) (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Fort Charlotte (approx. 2.8 miles
Bobby Brown State Park Monument West Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
2. Bobby Brown State Park Monument West Inscription
away in South Carolina); Richard B. Russell Dam (approx. 3.4 miles away in South Carolina); Fort Charlotte (approx. 4.8 miles away in South Carolina); Mt. Carmel Historical District (approx. 4.9 miles away in South Carolina); Site of Willington Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away in South Carolina); Site of Willington Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.2 miles away in South Carolina); Willington Academy (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina); Cherry Hill / Noble Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina); Willington (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bobby Brown State Park. Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area is a 665 acre (2.69 km˛) Georgia state park located near Chennault and Middleton. The park's name is a memorial to Robert T. Brown, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who was killed during World War II. The park is located on a plot of land that was once Petersburg, a small town that thrived during the 1790s due to its location where the Broad River and Savannah River met. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. USS Scorpion (SS-278). USS Scorpion
Bobby Brown State Park Monument South Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
3. Bobby Brown State Park Monument South Inscription
(SS-278) — a Gato-class submarine — was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the scorpion, an arachnid having an elongated body and a narrow segmented tail bearing a venomous sting at the tip. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. The Loss of the USS Scorpion (SS-278). On 5 January 1944, two days into her fourth war patrol, USS Scorpion (SS-278) reported that a member of her crew had broken his arm and requested a rendezvous with the homeward-bound USS Herring (SS-233) to effect a personnel transfer. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Bobby Brown State Park Monument North Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
4. Bobby Brown State Park Monument North Side
Bobby Brown State Park Monument West Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
5. Bobby Brown State Park Monument West Side
Bobby Brown State Park Monument South Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
6. Bobby Brown State Park Monument South Side
Lt. Robert T. Brown image. Click for full size.
By On Eternal Patrol - Lost Subs of World War II
7. Lt. Robert T. Brown
USS Scorpion (SS-278) image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy, 1944
8. USS Scorpion (SS-278)
USS Scorpion (SS-278) image. Click for full size.
By On Eternal Patrol - Lost Subs of World War II, 1944
9. USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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