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Camp Blanding (detention facility)

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US Gov Name Camp Blanding Internment Camp
Facility Type U.S. Army Internment Camp
Administrative Agency U.S. Army
Location Starke, Florida (29.9333 lat, -82.1000 lng)
Date Opened
Date Closed
Population Description Held Japanese immigrants from the U.S. Also held German and Italian nationals, as well as fourteen German prisoners of war (POWs) captured in a submarine.
General Description U.S. Army Internment Camp located in Starke, Florida, southwest of Jacksonville, in northeast Florida.
Peak Population 343 (1942-05-04)
National Park Service Info
  • The capacity of this facility was 200, yet the U.S. Army interned more than 300 people here.