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Jamestown in Fentress County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Alvin C. York

 
 
Alvin C. York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
1. Alvin C. York Marker
Inscription. Born in nearby Pall Mall, 1887. Enlisted in U.S. Army 1917, all-American Division, and became outstanding hero of World War I. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor and Croix De Gurerre for killing 25 of the enemy and single-handedly capturing 132. Established Alvin C. York Institute for education of mountain children. After a lifetime of public service he died in 1964, and is buried at Wolf River Cemetery, Pall Mall.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2C 10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
Alvin C. York birthplace, Pall Mall, TN image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
2. Alvin C. York birthplace, Pall Mall, TN
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Sgt. York at Work (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wolf River Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Wolf River Valley (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York's Personal and Spiritual Life (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York Educational Legacy (approx. 7.4 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.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Sgt York Springs, Pall Mall, TN image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 24, 2001
3. Sgt York Springs, Pall Mall, TN
Alvin C. York gravesite in Wolf Cemetery, Pall Mall, TN image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. Alvin C. York gravesite in Wolf Cemetery, Pall Mall, TN
GPS coordinates are N36.5476 W84.9544
Sgt. Alvin C. York image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1920
5. Sgt. Alvin C. York
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on January 29, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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