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Fort Knox in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Knox

 
 
Camp Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 9, 1994
1. Camp Knox Marker
Inscription. Established in 1918 as artillery range and named for Major General Henry Knox, who organized artillery during Revolutionary War. Mechanized cavalry training began in 1931. Redesignated Fort Knox in January 1932. Armored Force established in 1940. Millions have trained here in cavalry and armor, serving in World War II, the Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam.
 
Erected 1869 by Kentucky Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.633′ N, 85° 58.288′ W. Marker is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Chaffee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is near the Fort Knox main gate on Chaffee Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Knox KY 40121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Patrick's Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Visitor's House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Armored Force School (approx. 1.4 miles away); LST Building
Patton Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 9, 1994
2. Patton Museum
The Patton Museum is located on Fort Knox.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 10 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 15.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Knox.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, World II
 
Patton Museum-Inside the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 19, 2007
3. Patton Museum-Inside the museum
General Patton's staff car.
Patton Museum-Inside the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 9, 1994
4. Patton Museum-Inside the museum
Captured German WWII tanks.
Patton Museum-Tank outside the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 9, 1994
5. Patton Museum-Tank outside the museum
Patton Museum-Tanks outside the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 9, 1994
6. Patton Museum-Tanks outside the museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 314 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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