Camp Opelika

Camp Opelika (HM1AF7)

Location: Opelika, AL 36804 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 37.513', W 85° 22.294'

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World War II Prisoner of War Facility

Located 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.
Erected by the Opelika Historic Preservation Society and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission 2002
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HM NumberHM1AF7
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 652770 N 3610910
Decimal Degrees32.62521667, -85.37156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.513', W 85° 22.294'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 30.78" N, 85° 22' 17.64" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2214 Marvyn Pkwy, Opelika AL 36804, US
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