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Near Elliott in Grenada County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp McCain

 
 
Camp McCain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Camp McCain Marker
Inscription.  Established 1942 as a training facility for the United States Army during the Second World War and used until 1946. Named for Carroll Co. Miss. native, Major-General Henry Pinckney McCain (1861-1941).
 
Erected 1978 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 33° 41.457′ N, 89° 45.401′ W. Marker is near Elliott, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 51 and Camp McCain Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 US-51, Elliott MS 38926, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 94th Infantry Division (here, next to this marker); Lucie E. Campbell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Magic Sam (approx. 6 miles away); Grenada (approx. 6.2 miles
View west on Camp McCain Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. View west on Camp McCain Road.
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away); Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery (approx. 6½ miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. 6.6 miles away); J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 6.7 miles away); Grenada Depot (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Wiki article on Camp McCain. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History of Camp McCain. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of markers looking south on U.S. 51 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. View of markers looking south on U.S. 51
Camp McCain & 94th Infantry Division Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. Camp McCain & 94th Infantry Division Markers
Major General Henry Pinckney McCain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
5. Major General Henry Pinckney McCain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 5, 2022