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Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman

 
 
Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
1. Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker
Inscription.  This post, and the post on the opposite side of the road, were unearthed nearby during a road widening project in the summer of 2006. They were part of a set of four concrete posts erected in October 1919 at the northern entrance to Camp Sherman, an Army training base established in 1917 in response to the United States' entry into World War I. The gate was originally located approximately 50 feet east of this spot along Columbus Avenue (now State Route 104). Two smaller posts that were part of the original set were later moved to the driveway of the warden's house of the Chillicothe Correctional Institution on Pleasant Valley Road. An identical set of four posts was erected in October 1919 at the southern entrance to the camp at the intersection of north High and Wharf Streets in Chillicothe.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesLaw EnforcementWar, World I. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1919.
 
Location. 39° 23.444′ N, 83° 0.766′ W. Marker
Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 21, 2008
2. Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman and Marker
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is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 104 and Hines Blvd, on the right when traveling south on State Route 104. Marker is at the north entrance to the VA Medical Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mica Splendor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mound 7 (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Sacred Purpose (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ancient Monuments (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Flourishing Culture (approx. 1.1 miles away); Casualties of War (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cultural Transitions (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans Affairs
 
Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darryl Smith
3. Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker
Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darryl Smith
4. Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker
Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darryl Smith
5. Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Darryl R Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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