Historic Markers Across Alabama



Memorial Park



Marker ID: ABT 
Location: on 6th Street West west of 10th Avenue, Jasper, Alabama
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 33° 50.739    W 087° 17.269
  33.84565    -87.28781666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Side 1:
Memorial Park is Jasper’s oldest and largest park located in the historic North Highlands area of the city. Prior to becoming known as the North Highlands area it was part of a farm owned by an early Jasper businessman - J. R. Kilgore.

Jasper, incorporated in 1840, dedicated this park in 1949 to the memory of the brave men and women of Jasper that served their country during the World Wars and most especially to those men that never came home from World War II. A cast bronze plaque in the interior of the building lists their names. That same honor is extended today to the men and women of Jasper since 1949 and to those currently serving their country in our armed services in any conflict.

The original structure built in 1949 and was lovingly restored in 2003 as a part of an enhanced Community Center for the Citizens and Friends of Jasper and Walker County.


Side 2:
Memorial Park is Jasper’s oldest and largest park located in the historic North Highlands area of the city. Prior to becoming known as the North Highlands area it was part of a farm owned by an early Jasper businessman - J. R. Kilgore.

Jasper, incorporated in 1840, dedicated this park in 1949 to the memory of the brave men and women of Jasper that served their country during the World Wars and most especially to those men that never came home from World War II. A cast bronze plaque in the interior of the building lists their names. That same honor is extended today to the men and women of Jasper since 1949 and to those currently serving their country in our armed services in any conflict.

The original structure built in 1949 and was lovingly restored in 2003 as a part of an enhanced Community Center for the Citizens and Friends of Jasper and Walker County.

Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Jasper.








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