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Cooke Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Michaux

 
 
Camp Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
1. Camp Michaux Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of Pine Grove Furnace Prisoner of War Interrogation Camp (1943-1945). Here the U.S War Department operated a clandestine facility where intelligence officers interrogated enemy prisoners. During its thirty-month existence, thousands of German and Japanese prisoners were questioned here in an attempt to learn about the Axis war effort and the development of new weaponry. From 1787-1919 the site was a farm serving the iron industry. The Civilian Conservation Corps operated Camp s-51-PA here from 1933-1943. Following the war it became Church Camp Michaux, 1946-1972, a cooperative effort of the United Church of Christ and the United Presbyterian Churches. The area is now a protected area within Michaux State Forest.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list.
 
Location. 40° 2.216′ N, 77° 20.338′ W. Marker is in Cooke Township, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County
Camp Michaux Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
2. Camp Michaux Marker
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. Memorial is on Michaux Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Michaux Rd, Newville PA 17241, 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. Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away); On This Spot Were Found (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kidnapped (approx. 6.1 miles away); South Mountain: The Bedrock Of Conservation… (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Bread Basket: Feeding a Nation in Conflict (approx. 8.2 miles away); Why are South Mountain and the Fruit Belt so important to the area and Pennsylvania? (approx. 8.2 miles away); Local History of the Area (approx. 8.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cooke Township.
 
Old building on the property of Camp Michaux image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 30, 2015
3. Old building on the property of Camp Michaux
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2022