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Medford - Broening in Baltimore, 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 16.346′ N, 76° 31.883′ W. Marker is in Medford - Broening in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Holabird Avenue and Dundalk Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Holabird Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6642 Holabird Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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
flies. M551A1 Sheridan AR/AAV (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial-Point Breeze Works Employees (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Community Public Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dundalk, Maryland (approx. 1˝ miles away); Korean and Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Two World Wars Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lifeboat Number 2 (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on February 10, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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