Prisoner of War Camp Chapel

Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (HM1MEM)

Location: Hereford, TX 79045 Castro County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.66', W 102° 21.73'

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Near this site during World War II the Hereford Military Reservation and Reception Center, a prisoner of war camp, was established. During nearly three years of operation, approximately 7000 Italian soldiers were imprisoned. Through their work on area farms and such projects as the painting of religious murals in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Umbarger (25 mi. NE), many of the soldiers made lasting friendships with local residents and with American troops at the camp. The center's chapel, constructed by the prisoners, is the only building remaining at the site.
Marker Number3902
Year Placed1982
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 741483 N 3847860
Decimal Degrees34.74433333, -102.36216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.66', W 102° 21.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 39.6" N, 102° 21' 43.8" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-385, Hereford TX 79045, US
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