Remount Depot / Keyton Station

Remount Depot / Keyton Station (HM1CPZ)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36106 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.661', W 86° 16.399'

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Remount Depot

During World War I, in the summer of 1917 the U.S. Army opened a remount depot here to buy horses and mules for Camp Sheridan's 27,000-man 37th Division from Ohio. Despite the introduction of motor transport to war, an infantry division still needed nearly 4,000 horses and 2,700 mules as draft, riding and pack animals to pull 40-wagon trains, guns and field ambulances in 1918. This post occupied 160 acres alongside the Central of Georgia R.R. on the highest elevation within 20 miles of Montgomery.

Side 2
Keyton Station

Major K.F. Schumann commanded this depot during most of the war. It had a capacity of 5,000 animals with 14 corrals and 14 packing chutes at the railroad platform. About 300 officers and men were in the permanent party and a blacksmith school trained 100 farriers. Troops were quartered south of the railroad and the animals kept to the north. The Remount Depot closed June 1919. The railroad stop here was called Keyton Station.
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HM NumberHM1CPZ
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 568369 N 3580684
Decimal Degrees32.36101667, -86.27331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.661', W 86° 16.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 39.66" N, 86° 16' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2444-2460 E 5th St, Montgomery AL 36106, US
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