Camp Forrest

Camp Forrest (HMQXQ)

Location: Spencer, TN 38585 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 35.241', W 85° 28.25'

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Spencer Artillery Range

— ca. 1941-1946 —

In January 1941, the Army began construction of the 30,617-acre Spencer Artillery Range as an annex of Camp Forrest. Intended as a firing range for heavy artillery, it was utilized by other units, including infantry. The 2nd Ranger Battalion practiced rappelling and bluff scaling here on the Rocky River Gulf. During the D-Day invasion, that same battalion scaled the bluffs at Point du Hoc near Omaha Beach in Normandy.
Marker Number2C 25
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 638539 N 3939257
Decimal Degrees35.58735000, -85.47083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 35.241', W 85° 28.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 35' 14.46" N, 85° 28' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2292 Unnamed Road, Spencer TN 38585, US
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