Princeton, Texas: WWII POW Camp

Site briefly served as a German prisoner of war camp in 1945. Nothing to see except the surviving rusted water tower and a plaque.

W. College Ave., Princeton, TX
W. College Ave. west into park.
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If driving thru town, perhaps stop, but don't make a drive there because only a plaque remains.

[Jolynn, 09/08/2011]

Water tower at the old camp.


The WWII POW Camp site is really an open field with a standing structure without walls. There is also a rusted water tower. Away from this picnic-like structure and across a parking lot, the town has constructed a plaque stating that the camp housed German POWs who were used to work on the farms in the area. Behind the plaque, there appears to be some kind of concession stand.

If you like buildings, continue east on 380 (major road through town) and you will see Princeton HS on the left. Attractive building.

[Steve, 04/23/2011]

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