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Near Greenville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Reynolds

 
 
Camp Reynolds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
1. Camp Reynolds Marker
Inscription.  Site of a 3300-acre U.S. Army facility, 1942-45. Originally the Shenango Personnel Replacement Depot; renamed 1943. During World War II about a million troops passed through here; most were headed for Europe. A peak of 75,000 were housed here at one time; racial unrest flared up, July 1943. Here also were over 1800 German prisoners of war, 1944-46. After 1946 this became a scene of major civilian development.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1943.
 
Location. 41° 20.614′ N, 80° 24.655′ W. Marker is near Greenville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on North Hermitage Road (Pennsylvania Route 18) 0.1 miles south of 10th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville PA 16125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bigler Graves
Camp Reynolds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); First Sunday School in Mercer County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Albert Bushnell Hart (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (approx. 4.7 miles away); Semaphore Signal (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mile Post (approx. 4.7 miles away); Phone Box (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
More about this marker. Marker was hit by a vehicle in 1999 and stolen, see link titled "Camp Reynolds Historical Marker Recovered"
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Reynolds Historical Marker Recovered. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Camp Reynolds - Shenango Personnel Replacement Depot. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022