Alvin Cullom York Farm

U.S. 127, Pall Mall, Tennessee

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Description 

From 1922 until 1964, this was the residence of Alvin Collum York (1887-1964), highly decorated World War I soldier. On October 8, 1918, during the Battle of the Argonne Forest, York fought a virtually one-man battle against the enemy, killing 25 enemy soldiers, taking 132 prisoners, and capturing 35 machine guns. For his actions, York was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, and magnified his legend by refusing to capitalize on it. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76001773
NR name
York, Alvin Cullom, Farm
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1922; 1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing sites: 3