Camp Jackson (W-5)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 59.344 W 080° 58.399
17S E 502464 N 3760944
An encampment built in 1917, used for the National Guard since 1925.
Waymark Code: WM8XH8
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 05/26/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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Named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson. This cantonment site 1 ½ mi. north was approved by the War Dept. June 2, 1917. Maximum strength was recorded in June 1918: 3,302 officers; 45,402 men. 81st Division was trained here Aug. 29, 1917-May 18, 1918; the 5th Division stationed here Oct. 20, 1920-Oct. 4, 1921.Made a training camp for National Guard 1925.

Marker numbered W5, listed as 40-47

1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936
Marker Name: Camp Jackson

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker number: W-5

County: Richland

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