Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
31st Inf Division
The "Dixie" Division, created in 1917, spent most of World War II as a training division, with some units training at Ft. Jackson, but later saw combat in the Philippines 1944-45. The postwar "Dixie" Division, composed of National Guard units from Alabama and Mississippi, was mobilized for active service in 1951 and served here as a training division during the Korean War.
Erected 1997 by The 31st Infantry ("Dixie") Division Society. (Marker Number 40-119.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 34° 0.676′ N, 80° 56.686′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Forney Road, on the left when traveling south on Jackson Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3295 Forney Rd, Columbia SC 29207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridge at Remagen Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Inf Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct 4th Infantry Division (approx. Ό mile away); 108th Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); Darby Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); 26th Inf Division (approx. half a mile away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); 8th Infantry Division (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . The 31st Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. WWII Activated: 25 November 1940 (National Guard Division from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi). (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.