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Attalla in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Sibert

World War II 1942-1945

 
 
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By Jeff Lovorn, November 12, 2011
1. Camp Sibert Marker
Inscription.  On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief of Chemical Warfare Service and a native of Etowah County. The camp served as a Unit Training Center and a Replacement Training Center for the CWS and could accommodate up to 30,000 troops. Forty-seven percent of all CWS units of WW II were trained here. The camp was deactivated on 12/31/1945.
 
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, World II.
 
Location. 33° 59.982′ N, 86° 6.553′ W. Marker is in Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is on Gilbert Ferry Road SE (Alabama Route 77) 0.1 miles south of Industrial Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located within Attalla City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Gilbert Ferry Road SE, Attalla AL 35954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Sibert (here, next to this marker); “The Junction” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Camp Wills (approx. 1.9 miles away); Electricity for the City of Attalla (approx. 2 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Attalla (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Patrick Lay (approx. 2.4 miles away); Alabama City, Alabama (approx. 4 miles away); Alabama City World War II Veterans Monument (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attalla.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photo   1. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 18, 2020