Camp Michaux

Camp Michaux (HM1KWS)

Location: Newville, PA 17241 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 2.216', W 77° 20.338'

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This is the site of Pine Grove Furnace Prisoner of War Interrogation Camp (1943-1945). Here the U.S War Department operated a clandestine facility where intelligence officers interrogated enemy prisoners. During its thirty-month existence, thousands of German and Japanese prisoners were questioned here in an attempt to learn about the Axis war effort and the development of new weaponry. From 1787-1919 the site was a farm serving the iron industry. The Civilian Conservation Corps operated Camp s-51-PA here from 1933-1943. Following the war it became Church Camp Michaux, 1946-1972, a cooperative effort of the United Church of Christ and the United Presbyterian Churches. The area is now a protected area within Michaux State Forest.
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Date Added Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 300444 N 4434477
Decimal Degrees40.03693333, -77.33896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.216', W 77° 20.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 12.96" N, 77° 20' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Michaux Rd, Newville PA 17241, US
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