Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Camp Jackson

Marker ID: SCHM 40-47
Location: Corner of Wildcat and Garner's Ferry Roads, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.344    W 080° 58.399
  33.98906666    -80.97331666
Style: Free Standing **


Named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson. This cantonment site Ph 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, 1920-0ct. 4,1921. Made a training camp for National Guard 1925.


Marker numbered W-5