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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Shanks

1942 - 1946

 
 
Camp Shanks Marker image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County, circa 2000
1. Camp Shanks Marker
Inscription. Site of one of the largest U.S. Army staging areas and embarkation points in the United States during World War II. More than 1.3 million men and women passed through the camp enroute to Europe. The camp was 2 ½ miles long by one mile wide and covered 2,020 acres. Accessible to the Piermont and New York piers, Shanks had a total bunk capacity for 46,875 troops.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 2.227′ N, 73° 57.355′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Independence Ave. and S. Mary Francis St. on Independence Ave.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Shanks (within shouting distance of this marker); Shanks Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orangeburg World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Orangeburg World War I Monument (approx. mile away); Hickory Hill Cooperative (approx. one mile away); Andre Monument
Camp Shanks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 13, 2015
2. Camp Shanks Marker
(approx. one mile away); Third Continental Light Dragoons (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Manse (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tappan.
 
More about this marker. Orangetown Tricentennial Comm., sponsor
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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