Civilian Public Service Camp (Marietta, Ohio, USA)

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General view of CPS #8, Marietta, Ohio, ca. 1942. Photo courtesy of Mennonite Church USA Archives-North Newton 2003-0167

Marietta (Ohio) Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp No. 8 was opened in June 1941 and was closed in April 1943. It was operated as a cooperative camp by the Brethren and Mennonites until May 1942, when the latter became the sole operating agency. The camp was located seven miles southeast of Marietta on the crest of a hill overlooking the Ohio River. It was the first Forest Service camp operated by the Mennonite Central Committee, the assignment consisting primarily of work in the forest nursery.


Gingerich, Melvin. Service for Peace: a history of Mennonite Civilian Public Service. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, 1949: 126.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1957

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Civilian Public Service Camp (Marietta, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Jun 2018.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=91463.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1957). Civilian Public Service Camp (Marietta, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2018, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=91463.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 483. All rights reserved.

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