Attached is a scan of the
Corps of Engineers map dated 1943.
My scanner is getting old and tired and I
have to do a lot of editing to remove the
red and to brighten it up some. You may
want to edit it more and maybe reduce the
size. If you can’t reduce it and leave
clean lines, I can do that for you or
re-scan it at lower settings.
Scale: 1:100,000 Five Thousand Meter
Some of the information about the map in the
lower LH margin can be seen in the photo
FIRST EDITION 1943
COMPILED AND REPRODUCED BY TENNESSEE VALLEY
AUTHORITY UNDER DIRECTION OF THE CHIEF OF
ENGINEERS, U.S. ARMY, 1943.
APPROXIMATE RESERVATION BOUNDARY, (AUGUST
The lower RH margin is marked with printing
ARMY MAP SERVICE, U. S. ARMY, WASHINGTON
D.C. 114694 11-43 1943.
The Red lines are Grid Lines based upon
10,000 meters. The grid lines drawn on this
map are spaced at 5,000 meters so the
distance between grid line 1170 and
1175 is 5,000 meters. Part of the
map scale key is included in the bottom of
the scan. In the field, the Army used grid
coordinates and NOT the Latitude/Longitude
values in degrees-minutes-seconds. These
grids were used to plot coordinates. For
example, the cemetery (marked with a
Chrisitian cross) for the town of Buncombe
near Rollinns Creek has the grid coordinates
1178.6 – 1257.5
To locate this, read across the bottom and
locate Grid 1175. Divide the
distance between this grid and next into 5
spaces (or use the scale) and go over 3.6
spaces or 3600 meters.
Then using grid on left margin, Read UP to
Grid line 1255. Then divide the
distance to next grid line into 5 equal
spaces and read up 2.5 or 2,500 meters.
The map also has Latitude and Longitude in
case you want to use those---but they are
much more difficult to work with. The
bottom LH corner is marked as
Longitude/Latitude of 86 deg 15 Min
and 35 deg 15 Min. The
approximate Long/Lat for the town of
Manchester would be 86 Deg 5 Min and 35 Deg
30 Min. (The numbers decrease as you go
from Left to Right along the bottom. This
is shown in the scan.)
Oh, in my first email, I referenced my
aerial photo map and a town of “Smithville”;
that should have been “Summittville”.
Check it out. It might be of interest to
someone researching the history of the
Camp. This map seems to be dated soon after
it was established. The map says this
represents approximate boundaries and that
could be a notice that this is not to be
used for land purchase or something. Maybe
they had not officially surveyed the
boundaries at this time. Who knows.