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Bassett in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War II POW Camp

 
 
World War II POW Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
1. World War II POW Camp Marker
Inscription.  One of eight prisoner of war camps in Mississippi County, the Bassett camp housed German soldiers captured and shipped to the United States. POWs worked in the cotton fields during their captivity, several taking up agriculture after returning to Germany after the war. Concrete columns from the camp's entrance still stand.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 35° 32.452′ N, 90° 6.828′ W. Marker is in Bassett, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is on Great River Road (U.S. 61) 0.7 miles east of State Highway 181, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bassett AR 72313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School (approx. 6.6 miles away); Commissary (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dyess Colony (approx. 6.6 miles away); Cafe & Shops (approx. 6.6 miles away); Community Building (approx. 6.7 miles away); Johnny Cash (approx. 8.4 miles away); Keiser (approx. 9.3 miles away); Garden Point Cemetery (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
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 Bassett POW Camp. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
World War II POW Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
2. World War II POW Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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