Redstone Arsenal

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Redstone Arsenal (1941-Present) - A U.S. Army arsenal established in 1941 during World War II in present day Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. Made conventional ammunition and toxic chemicals during World War II. Became the center of U.S. Army rocket and missile programs postwar. Active military installation.

Redstone Arsenal History

Huntsville and Redstone Arsenals in WWII

Established as a 38,658 acre U.S. Army Arsenal in 1941. Made conventional ammunition and toxic chemicals during World War II. The Huntsville Arsenal and Huntsville Depot were combined into the Redstone Arsenal on 30 Jun 1949 with Redstone Arsenal assuming the command functions.

Became the center of U.S. Army rocket and missile programs postwar.

Active military installation.


Current Status

Active military installation, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Redstone Arsenal Type: Class: Military ID: 2512509
  • Location: Madison County, Alabama, US, FIPS Code: 01089
  • Latitude: 34.6299727, Longitude: -86.6528665, Elevation: 610 Map: Madison
  • As Of: 17 Nov 2008
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

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Lat: 34.648602 Long: -86.65977

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