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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Knox, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Hardin County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hardin County, KY (92) Breckinridge County, KY (17) Bullitt County, KY (20) Grayson County, KY (10) Hart County, KY (56) Jefferson County, KY (349) Larue County, KY (25) Meade County, KY (16) Nelson County, KY (50) Harrison County, IN (52)  HardinCounty(92) Hardin County (92)  BreckinridgeCounty(17) Breckinridge County (17)  BullittCounty(20) Bullitt County (20)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  HartCounty(56) Hart County (56)  JeffersonCounty(349) Jefferson County (349)  LarueCounty(25) Larue County (25)  MeadeCounty(16) Meade County (16)  NelsonCounty(50) Nelson County (50)  HarrisonCountyIndiana(52) Harrison County (52)
Elizabethtown is the county seat for Hardin County
Fort Knox is in Hardin County
      Hardin County (92)  
      Breckinridge County (17)  
      Bullitt County (20)  
      Grayson County (10)  
      Hart County (56)  
      Jefferson County (349)  
      Larue County (25)  
      Meade County (16)  
      Nelson County (50)  
      Harrison County, Indiana (52)  
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1Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Armor in Vietnam
The equipment displayed here and the men who fought it represent the first time in the history of the U.S. Army that mounted operations played a significant role in unconventional warfare from March 1965 to January 1973, Armor, Armored Cavalry, and . . . Map (db m204541) WM
2Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Armor Memorial Park
The United States Army Armor Center Memorial Park is dedicated to the soldiers who fought with Armor in wars of the twentieth century. All branches of service that fought with Armor are included. Since Armor has always represented the combined Arms . . . Map (db m204531) WM
3Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — 1869 — Camp Knox
Established in 1918 as artillery range and named for Major General Henry Knox, who organized artillery during Revolutionary War. Mechanized cavalry training began in 1931. Redesignated Fort Knox in January 1932. Armored Force established in 1940. . . . Map (db m100769) WM
4Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Dedicated to The Sacred Memory of the 6th U.S. Cavalrymen1861 - 1961
Dedicated to the sacred memory of the 6th U.S. Cavalrymen. To those who gave much and those who gave all. May their examples be an inspiration to future generations.Map (db m204538) WM
5Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Dedicated to the Soldier MedicCommitted to Conserving the Fighting Strength
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier was fielded in late 1953. It was the first amphibious APC adopted by the U.S. Army replacing the M75. This APC was manufactured in 1959. It was then converted to serve as an ambulance and remained in service until . . . Map (db m204543) HM WM
6Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Fort Knox HospitalsHistoric Fort Knox
In 1918, the year of Camp Knox's birth, the base hospital, a World War I cantonment building, was constructed on the present site of Lindsey Golf Course near the gold vault. The hospital burned in 1928 and the medical services were relocated to the . . . Map (db m204548) HM
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7Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — 1731 — Godman Field
First airfield in Kentucky, used since Oct. 1918 when built for 29th Aero Sqdn. Operated by 31st Balloon Co. 1920-21. Largely inactive until 1937, when the 12th Observation Sqdn. assigned here through early 1942. World War II units included 73rd . . . Map (db m204293) HM
8Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — LST Building
The Landing Ship, Tank (LST) Building was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. A unique structure, the LST Building is an example of early joint forces' operations. The Army, Navy, and British . . . Map (db m39934) HM
9Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — M60A1 Tank
The family of M60 tanks was America's premiere main battle tank throughout most of the Cold War. It held back communist aggression from 1960 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. The M60A1 tank was the 2nd tank in this series of main battle . . . Map (db m204475) HM
10Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Main Post ChapelHistoric Fort Knox
Formerly Saint Patrick's parish church, erected in 1899 by the Stithton Catholic community originally the Saint Patrick's church was located at the post cemetery and recorded its first baptism in 1831. When the government purchased the town of . . . Map (db m39956) HM
11Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Post Cemetery — Historic Fort Knox —
Saint Patrick's Parish Church and Cemetery occupied this site from 1831 until 1899. The church was relocated to Stithton in 1899. When the Post Cemetery was established in 1920, the stones from the foundation of the old Saint Patrick's Church were . . . Map (db m39931) HM
12Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — St. Patrick's Cemetery
This cemetery has three sections: Old Section: Used by St. Patrick's Church from 1831 until 1918 when the government acquired the church in Stithton now used as the Post Chapel, and then by St. Brigid's Church in Vine Grove until ca.1965 New . . . Map (db m39932) HM
13Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Stithton, KentuckyHistoric Fort Knox
This site marks the center of Stithton, an agricultural community founded by Thomas Stith in the early 1850's, and absorbed into the Camp Knox military reservation in 1918. Originally the community of nearly 400 inhabitants with two banks, three . . . Map (db m204556) HM
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14Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — The Armored Force SchoolHistoric Fort Knox
Following formation of the armored force in July 1940 a specialized school was authorized and activated to train officers and soldiers for the armor divisions and battalions of World War II. Formal instruction began 4 November 1940 with . . . Map (db m39933) HM
15Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Units Within Armor Memorial Park
Major General Adna R. Chaffee Jr., the father of US Armor. Dedicated his life to a combined arms where cooperation and teamwork were valued above branch identity. In keeping with that spirit, the park is arranged in a random pattern. Each unit . . . Map (db m204533) WM
16Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — US Army Armor CenterHistoric Fort Knox
The Armor Center Headquarters building, Chaffee Hall, was constructed in 1934 to accommodate the headquarters of the new mechanized force, which was activated at Fort Knox in 1932. The initial unit to join the new force was the 1st Cavalry Regiment . . . Map (db m204473) HM
17Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — US Army ROTC Memorial
In Honor of ROTC Graduates Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice in Defense of Our Nation. U.S. Army Cadet Command Leadership Excellence "The Nation Which Forgets Its Defenders Will Itself Be Forgotten." Calvin Coolidge, July 27, 1920 . . . Map (db m204477) WM
18Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — Visitor's HouseHistoric Fort Knox
This building, completed in the summer of 1919, was originally known as the Visitor's House. It was built by the National Catholic War Council, an organization of the Knights of Columbus, to accommodate families and friends that came to visit . . . Map (db m39929) HM
19Kentucky (Hardin County), Fort Knox — World War II Barracks ExhibitPresented 8 May, 2021
This building was initially built in the early 1940's as the U.S. Army prepared to answer our nation's call to arms. Over one thousand barracks like this one were constructed on Fort Knox and the trainees that lived in these barracks would go on to . . . Map (db m204529) HM
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Nov. 29, 2022