POW Camp #202

POW Camp #202 (HM29LD)

Location: Greeley, CO 80634 Weld County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.27', W 104° 51.018'

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Stone Gateposts

—Built 1943 —

In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the surrounding area. They were reported to have been treated well and received educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, in addition to work on the farms and in the camp. The stone gateposts are the only remaining physical features of POW Camp #202 that exist near the location of the camp. Although they have been relocated, they are still situated in proximity to the camp site, which visible north of the gateposts.

The City of Greeley Historic Preservation Commission designated this property on the Greeley Historic Register in 2010.
HM NumberHM29LD
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Greeley
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 512699 N 4474515
Decimal Degrees40.42116667, -104.85030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.27', W 104° 51.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 16.2" N, 104° 51' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)970, 303
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11089 CO-257 Spur, Greeley CO 80634, US
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