Cemetery Overview
The Fort Drum Prisoner Of War (POW) Cemetery is the smallest of all 40 U.S. Army Cemeteries across the nation. It contains the remains of seven World War II era POW's. The Italian and German POW's interred in the grounds were originally housed at nearby Pine Camp between 1943 and 1944. The over 2,500 POWs housed at the camp worked on farms and other projects throughout the area as part of the POW workforce. By 10 May 1946 all POWs had left the area and the cemetery has been maintained ever since.

 

One Cemetery Responsible Official from the Fort Drum, NY cultural resources office provides oversight and administrative support for the cemetery. Grounds maintenance for the cemetery is cared for by the Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works office. The Army cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Fort Drum Garrison Command and U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

Visit Our Cemetery
 Information
There are regularly no staff members present and it has very limited parking available. The cemetery is located outside the grounds of any Army installation which relieves visitors from needing to request gate access before departing. The cemetery is wheelchair-accessible yet has uneven terrain that may make traversing difficult.

 

Hours
The cemetery is open daily to the public daily.
First Interment:  10/14/1944 
Established:  1944 
Location:  Great Bend Rd., Fort Drum, NY 13602 
Burials: 6 (Italian and German POW's)
Columbarium: No 
Acres: 0.01 acres 
Status:  Closed to any future interments 
Last Interment/Inurnment:   9/28/1945 
Fort Drum POW Cemetery is located in Jefferson County, New York. The nearest major airport is Watertown International Airport (ART / KART). This airport has domestic flights from Watertown, New York and is 22 miles from the center of Fort Drum. Another major airport is Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS / KOGS), which has domestic flights from Ogdensburg, New York and is 55 miles from Fort Drum. Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport (YGK / CYGK) has domestic flights from Kingston, Canada and is 70 miles from Fort Drum.

Cultural Resource Office
85 First St W., Fort Drum, NY 13602
Bldg. 4836, Rm. 200
315-772-4165

Directorate of Public Works
4896 Nininger St., Fort Drum, NY 13602
315-772-5182