World War II Prisoner of War FacilityLocated on this 800 acre site was an enemy prisoner of war camp. Construction of Camp Opelika began in September 1942. The first prisoner, captured by the British, were part of General Erwin Rommel's Africa Corps. The camp prisoner population was maintained at about 3000 until the end of World War II, in May 1945. In September 1945, the camp was deactivated and deeded to the City of Opelika. For a brief period the camp quarters were used for veteran's housing before the site became an industrial park.
|Placed By||Historic Chattahoochee Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 652770 N 3610910|
|Decimal Degrees||32.62521667, -85.37156667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 37.513', W 85° 22.294'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 37' 30.78" N, 85° 22' 17.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2214 Marvyn Pkwy, Opelika AL 36804, US|
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