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Prairie in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gulf Ordnance Plant

 
 
Gulf Ordnance Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Gulf Ordnance Plant Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2010 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMilitaryWar, World II.
 
Location. 33° 47.809′ N, 88° 39.718′ W. Marker is in Prairie, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 382 west of Jeff Davis Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10203 MS-382, Prairie MS 39756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lenoir Plantation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Reuben Davis (approx. 6.4 miles
View from marker of location of WWII era and more recent industrial buildings. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View from marker of location of WWII era and more recent industrial buildings.
away); Judge Eugene O. Sykes (approx. 6.6 miles away); Aberdeen (approx. 6.7 miles away); Dr. W. A. Evans (approx. 6.8 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Brigadier General John Gregg (approx. 7 miles away); Aberdeen Mississippi Blues (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Blog on the Gulf Ordnance Plant. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Stories of the South - Gulf Ordnance Plant Prairie, MS (blog). (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker at the Prairie Community Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. View of marker at the Prairie Community Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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