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Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Montford Point

 
 
Montford Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., October 20, 2009
1. Montford Point Marker
Inscription.  
Recruit training depot for black Marines, 1942-49. Renamed 1974 Camp Johnson for Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, drill instructor. One mi. SE.
 
Erected 2001 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
 
Location. 34° 44.897′ N, 77° 24.977′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of Lejeune Boulevard (State Highway 24) and Montford Landing Road, on the right when traveling east on Lejeune Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Lejeune NC 28547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Montford Point (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beirut Memorial (about 600 feet away); Onslow County 9/11 Memorial (about 700 feet away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial
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(approx. one mile away); Onslow Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 1˝ miles away); New River Aviation Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Montford Point Marines marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Gilbert H. Johnson. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Clear daylight photo of the marker. • Wide area picture of the marker and its surroundings. • Pictures of Montford Point. • Can you help?

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