Nineveh, Indiana: Chapel Built by WWII Enemy POWs

During WWII this part of Indiana was a POW camp for Italians and Germans. The Italians built the chapel in 1943. Today it stands off by itself in the woods.
Address:
CR 775 S., Nineveh, IN
Directions:
From Nineveh drive east on CR 775 S./Hospital Rd for one mile. Turn left at the low stone wall (a tiny bridge). Drive north one mile; the road turns sharply left, then right again. Just after the right turn, you'll see the parking lot for the chapel on the right.
Admission:
Free
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WWII Italian POW Chapel

Camp Atterbury was an important training base during World War II. It's still a semi-active base with an excellent display of numerous military vehicles and helicopters open to the public. Less-known is that Camp Atterbury was a prisoner of war camp, housing German and Italian POWs. In 1943, Italian POWs built a chapel near the base using leftover materials. The chapel still stands in a grove of trees.

[Dennis Martin, 07/10/2015]

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