On Nov. 4, 1940, the War Department announced that a new training center would be located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Camp Croft Infantry Replacement Training Center (IRTC) was officially activated on Jan. 10, 1941, with housing for 20,000 trainees and support personnel. Camp Croft IRTC consisted of two general areas: a series of firing ranges and a troop housing area with attached administrative headquarters. Camp Croft IRTC served as one of the Army’s principal IRTCs where approximately 250,000 Soldiers were trained. Camp Croft was also a prisoner of war camp during World War II. The installation was declared surplus to the Armyâ€™s needs in November 1946 and excised to the War Assets Administration in 1947.Return to Top
The US Army Corps of Engineers is working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.Return to Top
Unexploded ordnance (UXO) is only dangerous if disturbed. Any UXO items under rigid structures such as concrete slabs, sidewalks, asphalt roadways, etc., are generally safe from disturbance and will remain stable. UXO is generally safe until some type of direct contact is initiated with it.Return to Top
Public involvement is an important part of the Corps’ FUDS Program. The Corps may host public meetings, distribute news releases, print public notices in the newspaper, host a website, mail fact sheets and other information to interested citizens, and establish a Restoration Advisory Board.
To receive mailings, you can request to be added to the former Camp Croft project mailing list by sending an email to [email protected] Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. You may also give your daytime and evening phone numbers and email address. You can be removed from the mailing list at any time by emailing [email protected].
A Restoration Advisory Board, or RAB, is made up of interested community members who reflect the diverse interests of the local community, as well as representatives of state, local and federal agencies. A RAB is designed to serve as a focal point for the exchange of information between the Corps and the community. If you are interested in participating in a RAB for this site complete the Community Interest Form.
In addition, the Corps has documents related to the Camp Croft FUDS project that are available to the public. The information repository for these documents is the Spartanburg County Public Library, 151 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC.Return to Top
The Corps and/or its contractors will not enter any individual’s property without written consent (called a “right-of-entry”). If a property owner signs a right-of-entry agreement, he/she does not have to be home when the Corps and/or its contractors do their work. (Depending on the type of work, sometimes the property owner cannot be home to ensure his/her safety.) If a property owner refuses to sign a right-of-entry, the Corps will not enter the land.
If you sign a right-of-entry and later change your mind about allowing the Corps access to your property, simply inform the Corps of your decision to disallow entry. The Corps’ employees and/or contractors will leave if they are already present when notified of your change of mind.Return to Top