Site designations and locations of Nike Hercules sites in southern Ohio are: (CD-27) southeast of Wilmington, (CD-46) Felicity, and (CD-78) northwest of Oxford.
The Corps of Engineers Huntington District had responsibility for construction of these sites. Along with a site in Dillsboro, Indiana, these Nike Hercules sites became operational in 1960 to defend the industrial centers of the upper Ohio River Valley. A "BIRDIE" site collocated at C-27 hosted missile command and control functions for the region. The sites remained active until 1970-1971.
|Nike CD-27 12 Nike Hercules launchers.. Operational 1960 - Mar 1971 . Control site intact; Nike Town Center and Country School, also industrial. Launch site intact; private ownership.|
|Nike CD-46 12 Nike Hercules launchers.. Operational Apr 1960 - Mar 1970 . Control site OHArNG C Company 216th Engineers. Launch site Industrial.|
|Nike CD-63 12 Nike Hercules launchers.. Operational Mar 1960 - Mar 1970 . Control site unknown. Launch site private ownership home.|
|Nike CD-78 12 Nike Hercules launchers.. Operational Mar 1960 - Mar 1970 . Control site private ownership. Launch site private ownership.|