Columbus Depot

Columbus Depot (HM8GU)

Location: Whitehall, OH 43213 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.45', W 82° 53.683'

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Since 1918, this installation, currently known as the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, has served the federal government as a procurement and distribution point for military supplies and equipment. Originally named the Columbus Quartermaster Reserve Depot, this location was chosen because of its immediate access to three railroad lines. Expansion of the center continued after World War I, and in the years immediately prior to World War II, the center's mission changed to reconditioning war material for resale. During World War II, the center became the largest military supply installation in the world, employing more than 10,000 civilians and holding over 400 Axis prisoners of war in secured barracks. The installation continues to provide a variety of parts and supplies to all branches of the Armed Forces and other Federal agencies.
HM NumberHM8GU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number45-25
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Defense Supply Center Columbus and Whitehall Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 338201 N 4426609
Decimal Degrees39.97416667, -82.89471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.45', W 82° 53.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 27.00" N, 82° 53' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1107-1113 14th St, Whitehall OH 43213, US
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