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Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

German Prisoner of War Camp

1944-45

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. German Prisoner of War Camp Marker
Inscription.  German prisoners of war were housed in tents in a barbed wire enclosure during the last years of World War II. They assisted in the maintaining of levees and harvesting of crops, and were expatriated after the war.
 
Erected by City of Marksville.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
 
Location. 31° 7.535′ N, 92° 4.537′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on Philo Street north of Elmo Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edwards Plantation Home Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marksville Race Track Site (about 700 feet away); Hypolite Bordelon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barbin-Satterthwaite Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordelon-Laborde Home (approx.
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September 2, 2016
2. German Prisoner of War Camp Marker
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0.3 miles away); Gremillion-Degrusha Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); E.M. Chaze Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bordelon-Decuir-Robinson Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2016. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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