Welcome to Fort Knox

Fort Knox is home to the U.S. Army Human Resources Center of Excellence and the U.S. Army Cadet Command headquarters in Radcliff, Kentucky. Since 1937, it has also been in control of the Bullion Depository for the U.S. Department of Treasury. Units stationed here include the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 84th Training Command.

Originally known as Camp Knox, what we know today as the fort was a training site for recruited World War I soldiers in 1918. It is named for first U.S. Secretary of War and Continental Army Chief of Artillery, General Henry Knox. Post WWI, the Army made the transition from mounted to mechanized cavalry and Camp Knox became the headquarters of this new technology. The Armored Force School and Armored Replacement Training Center started here just before World War II. During and after the second world war, the fort continued to train and make new developments in tanks and armor operations until the two schools were transferred to Fort Benning in the 1990s. This made way for the current organizations such as the HR Center of Excellence and Cadet Command HQ that remain at Knox today.

The Radcliff and Elizabethtown area of western Kentucky has all four seasons and a humid overall climate. The average winter temperature is 35 degrees, but can often fall to 10 degrees F. Summertime is about 80 degrees on average and can have over a month’s worth of 90 degree days. The average annual precipitation is 45 inches; April and May usually see the most rain and about 12 inches of snow is expected during colder months.

The town of Radcliff is right next to base and the smaller communities of Vine Grove and West Point are also within a 20 minute commute. The city of Elizabethtown is about 30 minutes south of base, and Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, is just about 45 minutes north. Home prices in the area are about the same as the state average, which is quite affordable.
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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. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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