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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Montford Point

Montford Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 20, 2009
1. Montford Point Marker
Inscription.  Recruit training depot for black Marines, 1942-49. Renamed 1974 Camp Johnson for Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, drill instructor. One mi. SE.
Erected 2001 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-73.)
Location. 34° 44.897′ N, 77° 24.977′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of Lejeune Boulevard (State Highway 24) and Montford Landing Road, on the right when traveling east on Lejeune Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Lejeune NC 28547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Montford Point (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beirut Memorial (about 600 feet away); Onslow County 9/11 Memorial (about 700 feet away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. one mile away); Onslow Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 1˝ miles away); New River Aviation Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Lejeune (was approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Montford Point Marines marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
Also see . . .
1. Montford Point Marines. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Camp Gilbert H. Johnson. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansMilitary
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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