World War I

Camp Zachary Taylor

Louisville, Kentucky

Camp Zachary Taylor was established in July 1917 as the training camp for the new 84th “Railsplitters” Infantry Division of the National Army. The first inducted men arrived in September 1917 and the states with the largest number of men represented were Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio. When the 84th mobilized for Europe in June 1918, Camp Taylor was designated as a Field Artillery replacement depot and training center, and then as a demobilization camp in December 1918. The camp was closed and sold off in parcels in 1920, and is now in the area of Louisville known as Camp Taylor.

World War I

  • "Army Y.M.C.A. Auditorium - U.S. National Army Cantonment, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky"
  • "Recruits Arriving at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky"
  • "Two Doors and Two Signs for Hospitality at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky"


Camp Zachary Taylor – U. S. Army Center of Military History

Camp Zachary Taylor – Birthplace of the 84th Division – U.S. World War I Centennial Commission

Camp Zachary Taylor – The Filson Historical Society