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Oak Ridge: Clinton Engineer Works

Hanford Engineer Works

Los Alamos

Other Places


Places of the Manhattan Project Places

PLEASE NOTE: The Places pages are not yet available. Links to the pages listed below and to the left will be activated as content is developed.

Select topics relating to the places where the Manhattan Project occurred have been grouped into the categories listed to the left. A quick overview of places involved in the Manhattan Project can be obtained by reading the summary pages for each of the categories, located in the left navigation bar. Each summary page also has a listing of all the subtopics included within that category. For a complete menu of all place pages, see the comprehensive list of topics below.

Comprehensive List of Places

Metallurgical Laboratory (Met Lab)
  • The University of Chicago
  • CP-1 (Chicago Pile #1)
  • CP-2 and CP-3
  • Life at the Met Lab
  • Argonne National Laboratory
Los Alamos Laboratory
  • The Selection of Los Alamos, NM
  • Los Alamos Site Acquisition
  • The Making of Los Alamos
  • Main Technical Area
  • DP Plutonium Processing Site
  • Satellite Technical Areas
  • Scientists and Security
  • Los Alamos Town Site
  • Life at Los Alamos
  • Los Alamos After the War

Oak Ridge
  • The Choice of Oak Ridge, TN
  • Oak Ridge Site Acquisition
  • X-10 Graphite Reactor
  • Y-12 Electromagnetic Separation Plant
  • Y-12 Silver Program
  • K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • S-50 Thermal Diffusion Plant
  • Oak Ridge Town Site
  • Construction Camps
  • Life at Oak Ridge

Other Places
  • Columbia University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The Dayton Project, 1943-1945
  • The Dayton Project, 1945 and Beyond
  • Bomb Casing and Drop Test Sites
  • Trinity Test Site
  • Tinian Island
  • City of Hiroshima
  • City of Nagasaki
  • Uranium Mines
  • Uranium Processing Facilities
Hanford Engineer Works
  • The Selection of Hanford, WA
  • Hanford Site Acquisition
  • Hanford Site Preparation
  • 100 Area: Plutonium Production Reactors
  • 200 Area: "Queen Mary" Chemical Separation Plants
  • 300 Area: Metal Fabrication and Testing
  • Hanford Construction Camp
  • Hanford Workers
  • Richland: Life at Hanford


Sources and notes for this page.

The text for this page is original to the Department of Energy's Office of History and Heritage Resources. The base map of the United States is taken from the History Office publication: The Signature Facilities of the Manhattan Project (Washington: History Division, Department of Energy, 2001); the labels are original to the Department of Energy's Office of History and Heritage Resources.

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