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Fort Drum in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Drum (1974)

 
 
Fort Drum (1974) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
1. Fort Drum (1974) Marker
Inscription.

In 1974, Camp Drum became Fort Drum, when, for the first time, it was designated as a permanent US Army installation. Since its establishment in 1908, the area had been used as a temporary, seasonal training site, with a successful history of hosting training maneuvers in harsh conditions. A permanent garrison was assigned to Fort Drum to continue that tradition. Combat Heavy B Company of the 76th Engineer Battalion then joined the Fort Drum community in 1980, followed by the rest of its battalion (minus Company D) from Fort Meade, MD, in 1983.

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Erected by the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.
 
Location. 44° 2.293′ N, 75° 47.884′ W. Marker is in Fort Drum, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Mt. Belvidere Boulevard south of Enduring Freedom Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Visitors Park Information Center, Fort Drum NY 13602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hughes (1907) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp (1908) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp Cantonment (1941)

Fort Drum (1974) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
2. Fort Drum (1974) Marker
(here, next to this marker); Camp Drum (1951) (here, next to this marker); 10th Mountain Division (1985) (here, next to this marker); 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Drum - North Country Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Settlers of Watertown (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Drum.
 
Regarding Fort Drum (1974). Access is restricted due to the marker being on an active military installation; visitors should expect to provide proper ID and automobile registration/insurance paperwork for post entry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Drum History. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Drum Through The Years. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Drum Garrison Official Website. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Visitors Park Information Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Visitors Park Information Center Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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