Most People In Virginia Don’t Know About Our Old German POW Camp

While Virginia is known for its Revolutionary War and Civil War history, few people associate the state with World War II. And yet, as those who lived through those wartime years remember, the war affected residents of Virginia in very tangible ways. In fact, there are a handful of locations throughout the state that once served as prisoner of war (POW) camps. One of the most prominent was Camp Ashby, located in Princess Anne County near Virginia Beach. Aside from historical markers, very little remains of the actual camp. Yet its history is fascinating.

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If you’re curious to visit the site of the former POW camp, it’s located at the Willis Furniture Store Complex.

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