Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camp Fannin Internment Camp
World War II P.O.W. Camp
Erected 2008 by Texas in WW II ,Property of the State of Texas. (Marker Number 14566.)
Location. 32° 25.794′ N, 95° 11.746′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on U.S. 271 near Hillcrest Road (County Road 3177), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between Farm to Market 3270 and Chapman Road (County Road 334). Marker is in this post office area: Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Fannin (here, next to this Camp Fannin, Texas (approx. 0.9 miles away); Our Land - Our Heritage (approx. one mile away); Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Harris Creek Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Scouts of Texas Army (approx. 2.8 miles away); Elisha Everett Lott (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shamburger Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
Also see . . . Camp Fannin Receives Historical Marker, TylerPaper.com/Tyler Morning Telegraph By Coshsndrs Dillard. From 1943 to 1946, as many as 200,000 soldiers were trained and more than 1,000 German prisoners of war were held there. (Submitted on October 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 490 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.