World War II SiteSide A On March 2, 1942, four months after the U.S. entered WWII, farmers living between Marion-Williamsport and Marseilles-Galion Roads and between State Route 98 and the Norfolk & Western Railroad were notified to vacate their farms by the first of May. This displaced approximately 126 farm families from over 12,600 acres so that a munitions factory could be built. The site included the administration area, cafeteria, fire and police stations, and a hospital, in addition to the widely dispersed powder houses and the production lines. Manufacturing began in the fall of 1942. The plant's operators included U.S. Rubber, Atlas Powder, the Permanente Metals Division of the Kaiser Corporation, Kilgore Manufacturing, and Ferro Enamel, who made bombs until August 14, 1945—VJ Day.
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|Marker Number||15- 51|
|Placed By||Marion County Historical Society McCarthy Corporation The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 324698 N 4500866|
|Decimal Degrees||40.64005000, -83.07310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 38.403', W 83° 4.386'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 38' 24.18" N, 83° 4' 23.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||614, 740, 419|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2622-2862 Co Hwy 174, Marion OH 43302, US|
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