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Port Clinton in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Erie Proving Ground

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 21, 2021
1. Erie Proving Ground Marker
Inscription.  Established as Camp Perry Proving Ground, March, 1918, and later designated Erie Proving Ground, Erie Ordinance Depot, and Erie Army Depot. Artillery, tank guns, and armor plate were proof tested here during wartime periods. Over 5,000 persons were employed during World War II. Served as a storage, maintenance, and repair facility during peacetime. Closed January, 1967.
 
Erected 1977 by Mr. & Mrs. Max G. Sharp, Ottawa County Council, V.F.W. and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1918.
 
Location. 41° 32.307′ N, 83° 2.099′ W. Marker is in Port Clinton, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue H and West Lakeshore Drive (Ohio Route 2), on the right when traveling south on Avenue H. The marker stands at the entrance of the Lake Erie Business Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5225 West Lakeshore Drive, Port Clinton OH 43452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 21, 2021
2. Erie Proving Ground Marker
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other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Township Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Importance to Camp Perry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Perry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Clinton Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); End of Harrison's Trail In Ohio - War of 1812 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ottawa County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ottawa County Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Indian Mill Stone (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Clinton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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