Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp

Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (HM1C8E)

Location: Nicholasville, KY 40356 Jessamine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.136', W 84° 36.451'

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Camp Nelson Refugee Camp

Established in 1863 to house families of African American soldiers, Camp Nelson became the chief center issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Army's withdrawal from camp in 1866 exposed refugees to violence of white "regulators," who were opposed to presence of freed African Americans. See over.

Conditions at Refugee Camp

Many women and children died from disease and exposure to weather in make-shift camp. Brutal expulsion of refugees from camp in winter of 1864 was fatal to many. Only efforts by Rev. John G. Fee and other humanitarian workers improved conditions. A school, a hospital, and permanent housing later served up to 3,000 African Americans in their transition to freedom. Over.
HM NumberHM1C8E
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1965
Year Placed1995
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 710679 N 4184723
Decimal Degrees37.78560000, -84.60751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.136', W 84° 36.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 8.16" N, 84° 36' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6975 Danville Rd, Nicholasville KY 40356, US
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