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West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Knox

 
 
Camp Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Camp Knox Marker
Inscription.  In World War I, Camp Knox (later Fort Knox), was located within the present city limits of West Point. Thousands of men trained here for battle, including Wendell Wilkie, later a presidential candidate. The camp was moved to its present location at the end of World War I.
 
Location. 37° 59.971′ N, 85° 56.672′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 31w, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Raid and West Point (here, next to this marker); Fort Duffield (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of West Point/ James Young (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sears and Roebuck (about 400 feet away); James Young House (about 400 feet away); West Point (about 500 feet away); Young's Inn (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Camp Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Camp Knox Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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