Fort Jackson (4)
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Fort Jackson (4) (1917-Present) - A U.S. Army post established as Camp Jackson (1) in 1917 during World War I in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. Named for Andrew Jackson seventh President of the United States and U.S. Army Major General. Renamed Fort Jackson in 1940. Active military Installation.
World War I (1917-1918)
Camp Jackson (1) was established on 18 Jul 1917 during World War I to provide training for troops headed for combat overseas. Some 45,000 men were trained in the camp. The camp was closed at the end of the war and abandoned 25 Apr 1922 by the U.S. Army.
The camp then served as a South Carolina National Guard training area until it was again federalized before the start of World War II. The post was renamed Fort Jackson in 1940.
World War II (1941-1945)
During World War II some 500,000 troops in nine different divisions were trained at the post.
Post World War II
Active military installation in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. Provides U.S. Army Basic Military Training. The fort includes more than 52,000 acres, with more than 100 ranges and field training sites and 1,160 buildings. More than 3,500 active duty Soldiers and their 12,000 family members are assigned to the installation and make this area their home.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Jackson Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 2512203
- Location: Richland County, South Carolina, US, FIPS Code: 45079
- Latitude: 34.0475697, Longitude: -80.8333515, Elevation: 469 Map: Messers Pond
- As Of: 17 Nov 2008
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Fort Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
Maps & Images
Lat: 34.006708 Long: -80.947266
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 714
Visited: 8 May 2013
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