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Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

German Prisoner of War Camp

1944-45

 
 
German Prisoner of War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. German Prisoner of War Camp Marker
Inscription. German prisoners of war were housed in tents in a barbed wire enclosure during the last years of World War II. They assisted in the maintaining of levees and harvesting of crops, and were expatriated after the war.
 
Erected by City of Marksville.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 31° 7.535′ N, 92° 4.537′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on Philo Street north of Elmo Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edwards Plantation Home Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marksville Race Track Site (about 700 feet away); Hypolite Bordelon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gremillion-Degrusha Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gardiner-Laborde Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Presentation Convent Chapel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
German Prisoner of War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. German Prisoner of War Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2016. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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