Fort Benning is a U.S. Army base 125 miles away from the city of Atlanta, Georgia. It is first mentioned by Shane to Rick (and the other survivors) that the base is a better choice over the CDC for shelter in the episode, "Wildfire". However, the survivors chose to first travel to the CDC, but after finding a "dead end" there; the survivors decided to head towards the Fort Benning Military Base. However they later learned from Dave and Tony that Fort Benning was overrun but due to their un-trustworthiness it's unknown if they were telling the truth. However Mitch Dolgen states that he was stationed there when it was overrun and stole a tank, revealing Dave and Tony were telling the truth.

Pre-Apocalypse 

Rural Georgia

Fort Benning, prior to the outbreak, supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

"Wildfire"

Shane mentions Fort Benning as a new camp to stay at, yet Rick at the time isn't sure because he insists on going to the CDC.

Season 2

"Pretty Much Dead Already"

Shane only mentions going to Fort Benning as an option again because Hershel tries to make them leave the farm.

"Nebraska"

According to Tony, Fort Benning is overrun by "Lame-Brains". This may or may not be true, for it is assumed that Dave and Tony were untrustworthy, yet at the time they had no reason to lie because Glenn had not brought up the farm yet.

Season 4

"Dead Weight"

Fort Benning is mentioned by Mitch Dolgen as having been a refugee camp after the outbreak, but had been overrun sometime in the beginning of the outbreak and by the time Tony, Dave and his group drove past, it was overrun. This could possibly mean that Dave and Tony were indeed telling the truth.

Inhabitants

Former

Trivia

  • It was mentioned by Glenn when he looked at the map at the CDC, he noticed that Fort Benning was exactly 125 miles away from Atlanta.
  • Fort Benning is actually located to the south of Columbus, Georgia near the state of Alabama. It is surrounded by two rivers, making it a very defensible location.
  • Fort Benning is a training ground for not only regular Infantry and Calvary units, but for U.S. Army Rangers as well. The U.S. Army Rangers are an elite, highly-trained light infantry regiment.
  • Pete Dolgen mentions being stationed at Fort Benning.
TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillAbandoned MotelBig Jake's Bar And Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaApartment BuildingRetirement HomeCaesar Martinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchHunter's SchoolWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Alexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuarryRendon Equipment SalesEastman's CabinBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary And BoutiqueViskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomThe SanctuaryHilltop ColonyOceanside Cabin Motor CourtBullet Factory OutpostHouseboatJunkyardDwight's HouseChilton High SchoolCar Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryGas StationPaze Industrial ResearchSatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaChemical Plant OutpostThe KingdomJunkyardOceanside Cabin Motor CourtCabinThe SwampLewis Medical SuppliesMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostRoss' FarmDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumHilltop ColonyBridge CampPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaGreene Family FarmThe KingdomHilltop CabinCemeteryExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandWarehouse ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampOffice BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School For The GiftedThe Whisperer Border
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteSecond LivesWhisperers' CampParking LotThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's CaveGas StationHilltop CabinBloodsworth IslandSatellite OutpostWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe Tower
Season 11 Charleston, West VirginiaThe Commonwealth
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