Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Alvin C. York



Marker ID: THC 2C 10
Location: U.S. 127, Fentress County, in Jamestown, at York institute
County: Fentress
Coordinates: N 36° 26.664    W 084° 56.196
  36.4444    -84.9366
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.


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