Fort Devens

Fort Devens is an active United States military installation in the towns of Ayer and Shirley, in Middlesex County and Harvard in Worcester County in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was named after jurist and Civil War general Charles Devens. The nearby Devens Reserve Forces Training Area is located in Lancaster. Although closed in 1995, the fort was reopened the next day as the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area. In 2007, the area was renamed Devens, Massachusetts.

The fort has a population of 306 enlisted personnel, 2,151 reservists, 348 civilians, and 1,399 family members. It also maintains 25 ranges, 21 training areas, and 15 maneuver areas on nearly 5,000 acres (20 km2) of land. Furthermore, it is also home to the United States Army Base Camp Systems Integration Laboratory as well as the United States Army System Integration Laboratory.

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Fort Devens Historic District
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Harvard, Massachusetts - Demographics
... census is attributable to the 1996 closure of Fort Devens, a U.S ... and the departure of military personnel and families residing at Fort Devens, which in large part is within the territory of the town of Harvard ... The Fort Devens property has in large part been converted conversion to civilian use, under the direction of MassDevelopment, a development authority of the ...
Fort Devens (CDP), Massachusetts
... Fort Devens is a census-designated place (CDP) in the towns of Ayer and Shirley, in Middlesex County and Harvard in Worcester County in the U.S ... It encompasses the former Fort Devens ...
Devens, Massachusetts - Civilian Use
... Army post which resided at Fort Devens was officially closed in 1996 after 79 years of service ... is a semi-private development authority that has been given the task of turning Devens into a residential and business community ... Army Security Agency have also expressed interest in building a museum there as Fort Devens was their principal training facility for nearly twenty-five years ...

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