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Near Hereford in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

P.O.W. Camp Chapel

 
 
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
Inscription. This chapel is one of the few physical reminders of the days this site served as an Italian Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. The prisoners, several of them fine artisans and craftsmen, designed and built the chapel, crafting the concrete building to resemble marble. Completed in 1945, the chapel stands as a memorial to the five Italians who died while interned at the camp. A restoration project, begun in 1987, was completed in 1989.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1992

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3902.)
 
Location. 34° 44.746′ N, 102° 25.496′ W. Marker is near Hereford, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is on County Road H 3.5 miles south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford TX 79045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pioneer Windmill (approx. 5 miles away); Deaf Smith County
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Deaf Smith Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Black Community (approx. 10.9 miles away); Gilbreath-Cowsert House (approx. 14.5 miles away); Castro County Courthouses (approx. 14.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hereford.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, World II
 
P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. P.O.W. Camp Chapel Marker
Marker is at the far left.
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
4. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
5. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
P.O.W. Camp Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
6. P.O.W. Camp Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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