Camp Croft

Camp Croft (HM8ML)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29302 Spartanburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.122', W 81° 50.928'

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Camp Croft, constructed in 1940-41, was named for Greenville native Maj. Gen. Edward Croft (1875-1938). The pillars from the main gate stand nearby. Camp Croft was one of nine U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Centers during World War II. More than250,000 soldiers took basic and specialty training courses here. Camp Croft contained more than 600 buildings, almost half of them barracks, on a 19,000 acre site between S.C. Hwys. 56 and 176.

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Units at Camp Croft were designated as the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Infantry Training Regiments. The camp also housed as many as 900 German prisoners of war between 1944 and 1946, who were hired out to work on local farms and forests. Camp Croft was deactivated and sold to the Spartanburg County Foundation in April 1947. 7000 acres of it became Croft State Park (now Croft State Natural Area), while the rest was developed for industries and homes.
HM NumberHM8ML
Marker Number42-26
Year Placed2004
Placed BySpartanburg County Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 422468 N 3864356
Decimal Degrees34.91870000, -81.84880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.122', W 81° 50.928'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 7.32" N, 81° 50' 55.68" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Ridgeway Ave, Spartanburg SC 29302, US
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