Fort Bragg Community Information

Camp Bragg was established on September 4th, 1918, as an artillery training ground. In early 1921, two field artillery units, the 13th and 17th Field Artillery Brigades, began training at Camp Bragg. Camp Bragg was renamed Fort Bragg, to signify becoming a permanent Army post on September 30th, 1922. The Field Artillery Board was transferred to Fort Bragg on February 1st, 1922. From 1923 to 1924, permanent structures were constructed on Fort Bragg, including four brick barracks that still stand.

By 1940, the population of Fort Bragg had reached 5,400, but in the following year, that number ballooned to 67,000. Various units trained at Fort Bragg during World War II, including the 9th Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 100th Infantry Division, and various field artillery groups. The population reached a peak of 159,000 during the war years.

With a great location and a generally mild climate, North Carolina is quickly becoming the most popular place to live. The state's many miles of beaches and its beautiful mountains attract large numbers of visitors and vacationers each year. Chief among the great attractions are the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wildlife abounds in national forests (the state has four) and in the dismal swamp. Places of historic interest include our own Fayetteville Arsenal, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site at Flatrock and Guilford Courthouse and Moores Creek National Military Parks.

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