World War I Training Headquarters Camp MacArthur
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4props
N 31° 34.800 W 097° 10.356
14R E 673403 N 3495331
Quick Description: Historical Marker in the corner of an HEB grogery store parking lot on 19th street in Waco, TX. It commemorates this site as a WWI training camp with a capacity of 45,000.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 7:22:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM21Q2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
Views: 136

Long Description:
Drove by on this street at least 50 times before I realized a historical marker was on the corner. It is definitely a different location that I'm used to finding these markers. I have a hard time imagining a large military camp at this location but have seen vintage postcards from the early 1900s depicting Camp MacArthur scenes with soldiers and lots of tents.
Marker Number: 666

Marker Text:

Named for and dedicated by Lt. Gen Arthur MacArthur, U.S.A., veteran of Civil War, outstanding officer in Phillipines, 1898-1902, Father of Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

Founded July 18, 1917, to train 32nd division, National Guard, in First World War. Capacity was 45,074--at time when Waco had a population of 32,000.

First had troops from Michigan and Wisconsin; later, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas. The 32nd went to France in Feb. 1918.

MacArthur became an infantry replacement and training camp and officers training school. Demobilized 11,000 in Dec. 1918.

Visit Instructions:
Please include a picture in your log. You and your GPS receiver do not need to be in the picture. We encourage additional information about your visit (comments about the surrounding area, how you ended up near the marker, etc.) in the log.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Texas Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
jhuoni wrote comment for World War I Training Headquarters Camp MacArthur 10/10/2018 jhuoni wrote comment for it
WalksfarTX visited World War I Training Headquarters Camp MacArthur 7/31/2017 WalksfarTX visited it

View all visits/logs