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Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Butler County World War I Memorial

 
 
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
1. World War I Memorial
Inscription.
In Memory of
Butler County
Veterans of
World War I
1917-1918

 
Location. 31° 49.766′ N, 86° 37.088′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of East Commerce Street (Alabama Route 10) and South Conecuh Street (County Route 45), on the left when traveling east on East Commerce Street. Touch for map. Located on the Butler County Courthouse Grounds. Park across the circle. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Court Square, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butler County (a few steps from this marker); Butler County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Camellia City/Greenville (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding Butler County World War I Memorial. Although the rifle points sharply downward, this memorial
Butler County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
2. Butler County Courthouse
contains an engraved image obviously based upon E.M. Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy", complete with hand grenade and gas mask pouch as would be seen from the front of the actual statue. It is a modern memorial constructed long after the artist's death.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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