1917 * Camp Gordon * 1919

1917 * Camp Gordon * 1919 (HM9GK)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30341 Dekalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.617', W 84° 18.247'

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Constructed during America rush to mobilize for World War I, Camp Gordon was one of 16 temporary training camps, the largest in the southern states andthe focus of Atlanta wartime patriotic spirit. It served as birthplace and training ground for the legendary 82D "All American" division and base hospital No. 43, the Emory University Medical Unit.

Built under the supervision of Major J.N. Pease, QM Corps, and engineered by Lockwood-Greene & Co., Camp Gordon was the largest construction project inAtlanta history to that time. Ready for troop occupancy in just five months, the camp 2,400 acres included 1,635 buildings with barracks for 46,612 menand corral space for 7,688 horses and mules. The November 11, 1918 armistice ended "The Great War" and the need for Camp Gordon. It was salvaged and abandoned by 1921.

The Emory Unit served in France and was reactivated for World War II. Atlanta own 82D Division fought with distinction in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, suffered 8,077 casualties and produced the most decorated hero of the war, Sgt. Alvin York. It was reactivated for World War II as the 82D Airborne Division.
HM NumberHM9GK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-91
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749352 N 3751783
Decimal Degrees33.87695000, -84.30411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.617', W 84° 18.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 37.02" N, 84° 18' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000 Airport Rd, Atlanta GA 30341, US
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