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Oak Ridge in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Castle on the Hill

 
 
Castle on the Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. Castle on the Hill Marker
Inscription.  The Administration Building for the Clinton Engineering Works opened March 15, 1943. Dubbed "The Castle", it became headquarters for the Manhattan Engineering District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from which all Manhattan Project construction was directed, 1943-1945. The Atomic Energy Commission assumed control of the property on January 1, 1947. "The Castle" was demolished and replaced by the Federal Building in 1970.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 1.62′ N, 84° 14.207′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Oak Ridge Turnpike (Tennessee Route 95), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker,
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measured as the crow flies. Historic Oak Ridge Playhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Guest House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chapel-on-the-Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oak Ridge Schools (approx. 1½ miles away); 1942 (approx. 1½ miles away); 1948 (approx. 1½ miles away); ORINS / ORAU (approx. 1½ miles away); 1943 (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Castle on the Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. Castle on the Hill Marker
Castle on the Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. Castle on the Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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