Welcome to Fort Knox

Fort Knox is a United States Army Post just south of Louisville, Kentucky. The 109,000-acre base is home to the U.S. Army Armor Center and the U.S. Army Armor School and is used by both Army and Marine Corps to train crews on the M1 Abrams main battle tank. The current fort population is 12,300 residents. Fort Knox is most famously known for being the gold bullion depository since 1937. The Treasury Department operates the facility and is independent of the Army’s operations. The term “as safe as Fort Knox” has come to refer to the security and impregnability of the fort and its contents. The camp was named after Henry Knox, the Continental Army’s chief of artillery during the Revolutionary War. Fort Knox is also home to the Godman Army Airfield and is used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training base. Units currently assigned to Fort Knox are the 3rd Infantry Brigade, the 19th Engineer Battalion, the 16th Cavalry Regiment as well as many others. The 15th Cavalry Regiment and the 46th Infantry Regiment also call Fort Knox home.

Weather in the Fort Knox area tends to be hot in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and very cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 30s. Annual rainfall in the area is 46 inches with the wettest month being May. July is the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Lebanon Junction, Elizabethtown, and Vine Grove. The Army HR Command Center will be relocated to Fort Knox from the DC/Virginia area beginning in 2009. One of the new facilities will be the Army Human Resource Center which will be the largest construction project every done in the history of Fort Knox. It will be a three-story, 880,000-square foot complex of six interconnected buildings. The new center will combine offices that are currently located in Indiana, Virginia, and Missouri. All consolidation should be complete by September 2011.
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Fort Knox. Whether you decide to stay on post in Fort Knox housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Fort Knox, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Fort Knox inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Fort Knox and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Fort Knox please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Elizabethtown, Lebanon Junction, Vine Grove, Shepherdsville, Hillview, Brandenburg, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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