Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
PFC. Jack Clem Robinson
—Sept. 22, 1922 – Oct. 25, 1942 —
Killed in action – Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
One of Fannin County’s finest – he made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live
Be it known that Oct. 25 is hereby proclaimed as Jack C. Robinson Day in Fannin Co. Georgia
Dedicated Nov. 11, 1987
Erected 1987 by Fannin County, Georgia.
Location. 34° 51.85′ N, 84° 19.533′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge, Georgia, in Fannin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Blue Ridge City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Ridge GA 30513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Ridge Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fannin County (about 400 feet away); The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia (approx. 8.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 10.1 miles Discovery of Copper (approx. 11.9 miles away in Tennessee); Georgia / North Carolina (approx. 12 miles away in North Carolina); Hiwassee Mine (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Ridge.
Regarding PFC. Jack Clem Robinson. PFC Robinson was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the United States' third highest military decoration, for his valor.
The Destroyer Escort "USS Jack C. Robinson" was named for PFC Robinson.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.