Camp Huntsville

Camp Huntsville (HMXK3)

Location: Huntsville, TX 77320 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 49.217', W 95° 25.961'

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World War II Prisoner of War Camp

Camp Huntsville, completed here in 1942, was one of the first prisoner of war (POW) camps built in the U.S. during World War II. Designed to house 3,000 POWs, it had more than 400 buildings, as well as eight branch camps. The first POWs, part of Germany's Afrika Korps, arrived in Spring 1943, and by fall the population peaked at 4840. Late in the war the camp became a branch of Camp Hearne (Robertson Co.). In Sept. 1945, Camp Huntsville sent its German POWs to Camp Hearne in preparation for the arrival of Japanese POWs at this site. The camp closed on Jan. 5, 1946, and the government transferred more than 800 acres, including buildings, to Sam Houston State Teachers College for use as a country campus.
Texas in World War II-2006
HM NumberHMXK3
Marker Number13707
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 267293 N 3412217
Decimal Degrees30.82028333, -95.43268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 49.217', W 95° 25.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 49' 13.02" N, 95° 25' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3317 TX-19, Huntsville TX 77320, US
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