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

World War II POW Camp

 
 
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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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Cash (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fighting Near Etowah (approx. 13.1 miles away); Sans Souci (approx. 13.2 miles away); Mark Twain's Plum Point Landing & Overlook (approx. 13.2 miles away); Battle of Plum Run Bend (approx. 13.2 miles away); Fighting Near Osceola
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By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
2. World War II POW Camp Marker
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(approx. 13.2 miles away); Osceola Hornets (approx. 13.2 miles away); Mississippi River Levee (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bassett POW Camp. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
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 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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