Gulf Ordnance Plant Historical

Gulf Ordnance Plant Historical (HM1XQ0)

Location: Prairie, MS 39756 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.809', W 88° 39.718'

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The Gulf Ordnance Plant was a military munitions plant where shells were packed for use during World War II. This plant was in operation from 1942 until the war ended in 1945. Managed by Procter and Gamble, the plant covered 6,720 acres of land, employed more than ten thousand local citizens, and produced 20-, 40-, 57-, 67- and 75- millimeter shells, rocket launchers, 100-pound bombs and naval tracer ammunition.
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HM NumberHM1XQ0
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 346148 N 3740869
Decimal Degrees33.79681667, -88.66196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.809', W 88° 39.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 48.54" N, 88° 39' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10199-10209 MS-382, Prairie MS 39756, US
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