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Portland in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tennessee Maneuvers World War II

 
 
Tennessee Maneuvers World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Tennessee Maneuvers World War II Marker
Inscription. Located .8 mile east is the site of the 35th Evacuation Hospital which cared for injured soldiers during the Second Army maneuvers from 1942 to 1944. Rear echelon units, known as "Red Forces," defending the Cumberland River, bivouacked in the fields and woods around Portland. On December 17, 1943, a Christmas party for area troops was given by the people of upper Sumner Country at a USO facility in the Portland City Hall building.
 
Erected by the Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3B 51.)
 
Location. 36° 35.399′ N, 86° 35.538′ W. Marker is in Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 52 and U.S. 31W, on the right when traveling east on State Route 52. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5500 Old Highway 31 West, Portland TN 37148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duval-Groves House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Smith (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 3.3 miles away); Triangular Jog (approx. 3.4 miles away in Kentucky); Cold Spring School
The view east on Kentucky Highway 52. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. The view east on Kentucky Highway 52.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Replica of Stone #38 (approx. 3.9 miles away in Kentucky); Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away in Kentucky); Zollicoffer's Headquarters (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portland.
 
Also see . . .  More about Tennessee Maneuvers. (Submitted on May 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, World II
 
Portland Tennessee notable people. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Portland Tennessee notable people.
View of marker & intersection of U.S. 31W & KY-52. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. View of marker & intersection of U.S. 31W & KY-52.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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