Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park
Delivery - Highway 127
Pall Mall , TN 38577
WELCOME to Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park
Celebration recognizes the 90th Anniversary
Celebration of the famous World War I battle in Chatel-Chehery,
France. A full day of activities including VIP remarks, a presentation
of current York research at the battle ground in France, WW I
interpretation and encampment, tours and hikes of historic structures,
a children's area, and many local food and craft vendors.
The historic park includes the York family farm
and the grist mill he operated for many years on the banks of the Wolf
The Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park,
located in Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York,
the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one
of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.
York's fame rose from his legendary exploits on
October 8, 1918 in the Argonne Forest in France. Leading a small
patrol, York was sent out to eliminate flanking machine gun fire that
was halting the advance of his regiment.
York found himself alone opposing a German
machine gun unit. With rifle and pistol he engaged the enemy. The
fight ended with more than twenty Germans dead. Then, the other one
hundred and thirty-two soldiers, including four officers and
thirty-five machine guns, became discouraged and surrendered to York
and six of his comrades.
For that he was decorated with a dozen medals,
including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de
Guerre. He has been honored by a 10-foot statue on the grounds of the
State Capitol in Nashville, and his medals and trophies may be seen at
the Tennessee State Museum.
There are two large picnic pavilions that can
accommodate up to 50 people. Picnic areas may be reserved up to one
year in advance. Pavilions are equipped with grills and water spigots.
Also, there are eight concrete, single picnic
tables and more wooden tables.
The York home site museum includes a collection
of wartime and personal mementos, including historical photographs,
family portraits and personal items.
Andrew York is the son of Alvin C. York and is a
Park Ranger at the homesite. If notified in advance, interpretive
programs can be scheduled.
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