World War I

Camp Sherman

Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio

Built in September 1917, Camp Sherman was designed to accommodate 42,000 soldiers training for the American Expeditionary Forces. By the war’s end Camp Sherman had trained roughly 124,500 soldiers.


  • After The Hike, Camp Sherman
  • YMCA Building at Camp Sherman, 1918
  • Bakery at Camp Sherman, 1917
  • Review of the Troops at Camp Sherman
  • "Street Scene - Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio"


Further Reading & Resources

Camp Sherman: “Ohio’s Soldier Factory”

History of Camp Sherman – U.S. Army Center of Military History

Map of Camp Sherman

World War I in Ohio – The Ohio History Connection’s Digital Collections

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