Camp Sherman Timeline
Camp Sherman is built on 2,000 acres north of Chillicothe to train soldiers for World War I.
German prisoners-of-war are confined at Camp Sherman (about 200).
Spanish Flu outbreak requires quarantine of Camp Sherman and Chillicothe.
Soldiers, including wounded men, return from Europe to Camp Sherman to be discharged.
Government auctions of supplies and other property at Camp Sherman begin.
Camp Sherman is among the last of the World War I Army training camps to be decommissioned.
Final army soldiers discharged or reassigned from Camp Sherman to other locations.
State of Ohio begins leasing the rifle range (now Camp Sherman Joint Training Center).
State of Ohio begins purchasing land in the Camp Sherman Artillery Range (now Scioto Trail State Forest).
Ohio Historical Society begins archaeological excavation and reconstruction of Native American mounds on the site.
President Harding proclaims Mound City a national monument (Now Hopewell Culture National Historic Park).
The Veterans Administration Hospital begins admitting patients in newly constructed buildings.
United States Industrial Reformatory opens to inmates on former Camp Sherman land.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructs roads, lakes, and facilities at Scioto Trail State Forest.
Union-Scioto Rural School (Now Unioto) opens on land adjacent to the Camp Sherman site.
Baseball stadium completed at Veterans Administration Hospital.
Unioto Elementary School opens on former Camp Sherman land.
Ohio Division of Wildlife obtains part of the Camp Sherman Maneuver Grounds (Now Pleasant Valley Wildlife Area).
Golf Course and Gymnasium completed at Veterans Administration Hospital.
Visitor Center is opened at Mound City (Now Hopewell Culture National Historic Park).
Chillicothe Correctional Institution opens on former Camp Sherman land.
City of Chillicothe and Ross County host 50th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Sherman.
Ohio Army National Guard takes full control of the Rifle Range.
Unioto High School opens on former Camp Sherman land.
Camp Sherman Memorial Park opens on former Camp Sherman land.
Ross Correctional Institution opens on former Camp Sherman land.
Official legislation establishes the Camp Sherman Memorial Highway (State Route 104).
Unioto Middle School opens on former Camp Sherman land.
Two original Camp Sherman gateposts found buried during widening of State Route 104.
Dedication of Camp Sherman Joint Training Center.
City of Chillicothe and Ross County host 100th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Sherman.