German Prisoner of War Camp

German Prisoner of War Camp (HM1LM6)

Location: Franklin, LA 70538 St. Mary Parish
Country: United States of America
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N 29° 47.747', W 91° 30.075'

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Located 1 mile west is the site of a W.W. II prisoner-of-war camp. Formerly a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the low-security P.O.W. camp opened October 14, 1943. It held captured German soldiers of the Afrikacorps who worked in the area sugar cane fields. Area citizens remember them for their friendly behavior.
HM NumberHM1LM6
Year Placed2005
Placed ByFranklin Rotary Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 644854 N 3297098
Decimal Degrees29.79578333, -91.50125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 47.747', W 91° 30.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 47' 44.82" N, 91° 30' 4.5" W
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Area Code(s)337, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 974-1008 LA-182, Franklin LA 70538, US
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