“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Veterans Monument

Veterans Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 28, 2013
1. Veterans Monument Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
A Monument Committee, consisting of Susan Baggett, Chairman; Gladys Mason, Clara Blackmon, Jane Shelton Dale, Tommy McNeece, Bill Albritton and Mayor Henrietta Blackmon, was established on February 12, 2004. Their plan was to build a monument to honor the men and women from Wilcox County who had served in the United States military. The monument was financed by the City of Camden, the Wilcox County Commission, civic organizations, business donations and the sale of commemorative bricks. This location was once the site of Camden National Bank. The property was donated to the city which in turn designated it as a site for the Veterans Monument. The monument honors all persons from Wilcox County who have served in the nationís armed forces. The local National Guard has been deployed in three conflicts: the Korean War, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. The monument was dedicated on November 6, 2005.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Camden.
Location. 31° 59.458′ N, 87° 17.37′ W. Marker is in Camden, Alabama
Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2013
2. Veterans Monument
In honor of those who served
In God we trust
, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Claiborne Street (Alabama Route 41), on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Across street from Wilcox County Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Broad Street, Camden AL 36726, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church of Camden (approx. ľ mile away); Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilcox Female Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Dead of Wilcox County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Postal Routes of 1820 (approx. 11.4 miles away); Prairie Mission (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Korean
Veterans Monument Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 28, 2013
3. Veterans Monument Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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