Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Camp Wolters
In 1940 Camp Wolters was selected as a major training base for the National Military Draft. During World War II, the camp became an important infantry replacement training center on 7,500 acres of leased land with a troop capacity that reached a peak of 24,973. The internationally famous "F" Troop of World War II was one of the mounted units that trained here. German prisoners of war also were housed at the camp.
After the war's end, the camp was deactivated by the army. The original Old Camp Wolters site was returned to the National Guard and used for local purposes until 1965.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12136.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 32° 49.024′ N, 98° 4.586′ W. Marker is in Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is on Ram Boulevard, 0.7 miles east of Garret Morris Parkway (Farm to Market Road 1821), on the left when traveling north. Located on the east side of Mineral Wells High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Ram Blvd, Mineral Wells TX 76067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Savage (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Mineral Wells Post Office (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Mineral Water Well (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mineral Wells (approx. 2.2 miles away); Famous Mineral Water Company (approx. 2.2 miles away); USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) (approx. 2˝ miles away); Americal Division - 23rd Infantry Division (approx. 2˝ miles away); Jack Llewellyn Knight (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Wells.
Also see . . . Fort Wolters. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.