Kenedy in Karnes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Kenedy Alien Detention Camp Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13538.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1942.
Location. 28° 48.395′ N, 97° 49.834′ W. Marker is in Kenedy, Texas, in Karnes County. Marker is on County Highway 329, ¼ mile south of County Highway 330, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenedy TX 78119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kenedy (approx. 1½ miles away); Butler Family Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Karnes City (approx. 6.8 miles away); Karnes City (approx. 6.8 miles away); Karnes County (approx. 6.9 miles away); 7.7 cm German Feldkanone 16 (built 1918) (approx. 6.9 miles away); Karnes County Courthouse (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenedy.
Also see . . . Kenedy Alien Detention Camp.
At the outset of World War II, when conditions were bleak for the Allies, the United States undertook to protect its national interests by entering into agreement with Latin-American countries to arrest and intern for the duration of the war all resident aliens or citizens of German, Japanese, or Italian descent who could possibly aid the Axis war effort. Alien families would be sent to an internment camp at Crystal City, Texas, and single males would be sent to the internment camp at Kenedy. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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