Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Hereford in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

P.O.W. Camp Chapel

 
 
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
Inscription.  This chapel is one of the few physical reminders of the days this site served as an Italian Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. The prisoners, several of them fine artisans and craftsmen, designed and built the chapel, crafting the concrete building to resemble marble. Completed in 1945, the chapel stands as a memorial to the five Italians who died while interned at the camp. A restoration project, begun in 1987, was completed in 1989.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1992

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3902.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 44.746′ N, 102° 25.496′ W. Marker is near Hereford, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is on County Road H 3˝ miles south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford TX 79045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
named Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); The E.B. Black Residence (approx. 4.9 miles away); Town Without a Toothache (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pioneer Windmill (approx. 5 miles away); Deaf Smith County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Deaf Smith Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hereford.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
Marker is at the far left.
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
4. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
5. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
6. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Sep. 22, 2020