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Dundalk in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Holabird

 
 
Camp Holabird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, February 9, 2011
1. Camp Holabird Marker
Inscription. Named for Quartermaster General Samuel B. Holabird (1826-1907) and established in 1917 as the Army's first motor transport training center and depot. Supplied World War I American Expeditionary Forces in France with Detroit-made vehicles. Trained thousands to drive and repair automobiles and trucks. By 1920 a center for the research and development of military vehicles. Here the Jeep, a World War II icon, was tested and refined. Housed the Army Intelligence School from 1945 until closure in 1972.
 
Erected 2010 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 16.346′ N, 76° 31.883′ W. Marker is in Dundalk, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Holabird Avenue and Dundalk Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Holabird Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M551A1 Sheridan AR/AAV (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dundalk, Maryland (approx. 1.5 miles away); Logan Field (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle Ground Methodist Episcopal Church
Camp Holabird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
2. Camp Holabird Marker
Wide view of the marker and its surroundings
(approx. 2.2 miles away); The Canton Library (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Canton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Commodore Joshua Barney (approx. 2.4 miles away); Captain John O'Donnell (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dundalk.
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
Samuel B. Holabird grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 1, 2011
3. Samuel B. Holabird grave marker
Brevet Brigadier S. B. Holabird is buried in US Soldiers and Airmen's National Cemetery, Washington DC in the Officers Section, Lot 9. Camp (Fort) Holabird, Baltmore MD was named after him.
Samuel Beckley Holabird, 1826-1907 image. Click for full size.
4. Samuel Beckley Holabird, 1826-1907
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-56514]
Camp Holabird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
5. Camp Holabird Marker
Fort Holabird is now an Industrial Park.
 
 
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