Prisoner of War Camps in Virginia - World War II

During World War II, some German prisoners were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to Virginia. One of the locations for incarcerating them was Coffee Pot Bottom, along Stroubles Creek near Radford. Some were tasked with maintaining the grounds at the Radford Ordinance Work (now the Radford Army Ammunition Plant).1

Albemarle Barracks

Civil War Prisons

Virginia and Prisoners of War in the American Revolution

Prisons in Virginia



1. "At 75, Radford arsenal continues to churn discussion and propellant," The Roanoke Times, December 11, 2016, (last checked June 29, 2018)

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