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Camp Sherman is an Ohio Army National Guard training site near Chillicothe, Ohio. It was established in 1917 after the U.S. entered World War I and today serves as a training site for National Guard Soldiers.

Camp Sherman Joint Training Center
Chillicothe, Ohio
Woodrow Wilson (1918).jpg
Portrait of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson formed by 21,000 military officers and men at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio in 1918, during World War I
Coordinates39°22′05″N 83°00′03″W / 39.3680556°N 83.0008333°W / 39.3680556; -83.0008333Coordinates: 39°22′05″N 83°00′03″W / 39.3680556°N 83.0008333°W / 39.3680556; -83.0008333
TypeMilitary Base
Site information
OwnerOhio Army National Guard
Site history
Built1917 (1917)

Between June and September of 1917, the Army constructed 2,000 buildings at the Camp Sherman site, which included "Mound City," an enclosure and collection of earthworks left by the native Hopewell culture. In the process, some ancient earthworks were damaged or destroyed.[1]

In 2009 the remaining National Guard facility was renamed Camp Sherman Joint Training Center.[2]

Recruits at Camp Sherman in WWI

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