Camp Stark

Camp Stark (HM1NF9)

Location: Stark, NH 03582 Coos County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 37.113', W 71° 23.256'

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German Prisoner of War Camp

In the spring of 1944 a high fence and four guard towers transformed a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp on this site into New Hampshire's sole World War II prisoner of war camp. Approximately 250 German and Austrian soldiers, most captured in North Africa and Normandy, lived in Camp Stark while working in the forest cutting pulpwood vital to wartime industry. The camp closed in the spring of 1946 when the prisoners of war were returned to their homeland. Several maintained the new friendships they had formed with local residents. Germans and Americans attended a reunion here in 1986.
HM NumberHM1NF9
Marker Number150
Year Placed1985
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 310575 N 4943350
Decimal Degrees44.61855000, -71.38760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 37.113', W 71° 23.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 37' 6.78" N, 71° 23' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NH-110, Stark NH 03582, US
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